Schutt Sports Becomes Official Helmet for Lone Star Conference Softball
Litchfield, Ill. – Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 – Schutt Sports, the leading domestic manufacturer of batters helmets in the United States, has been named the Official Helmet of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference for softball.
The multi-year agreement calls for the conference teams to wear Schutt batters helmets and catchers gear; it also requires Schutt to provide custom softball collectibles to the schools as fund-raising tools.
“The Lone Star Conference schools are right in the middle of softball country,” said Dianne Baker, national promotions manager for Schutt Sports. “This deal gives us great exposure in some key markets and puts our best equipment on some of the best players in the country.”
The agreement will give Schutt the chance to showcase its all-new AiR Maxx T Batter’s helmet for softball players – a helmet that utilizes the TPU Cushioning technology the company features in its football helmets.
In addition, Schutt Sports will present an annual Coach of the Year Award for softball and will also sponsor the All-Conference Team.
“We’ve been looking for this type of opportunity for our member schools,” said Stan Wagnon, commissioner of the Lone Star Conference. “The fact that these helmets are top-of-the line, as well as made here in the United States means quite a bit to us and our schools. The fund-raising part of this program also makes this a win-win for both the Lone Star Conference and Schutt.”
About Schutt Sports:
Schutt Sports is the leading domestic manufacturer of batters helmets in the United States and a household name in the sporting goods industry. The Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball®, Schutt Sports is also the world’s leading maker of football helmets and faceguards.
About the Lone Star Conference:
The LSC, founded in 1931, has developed from a five-team conference of Texas-based schools to an 11-member league that spans three states (Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico). The league's mission is to foster student participation and success among member institutions in Division II intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of each institution's total educational program. The LSC strives for academic excellence, stresses involvement within the community, and prides itself in upholding traditions while continually seeking new opportunities to provide student-athletes with a unique and superior experience.