Schutt Sports Partners with Steel Sports and National Youth Baseball Championships

Multi-year Partnership as Official Helmet and Catcher’s Gear

YAPHANK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Schutt Sports is excited to announce a landmark, multi-year partnership
with Steel Sports and the National Youth Baseball Championships (NYBC)
series. Schutt Sports will be the Official Helmet and Catcher’s Gear of
NYBC, including the annual championship event and its 16 qualifying
tournaments.

Schutt will provide championship packages to each of 16 teams that
advance to the NYBC Championship Week. Each package will include custom
helmets and catcher’s gear for the teams. At Championship Week, each of
the teams will be playing in custom-made NYBC helmets.

“This is a unique and exciting opportunity for us, as well as the teams
and players in the NYBC,” said Dianne Baker, National Baseball
Promotions Director for Schutt. “These are some of the best and most
talented young players in the country and with this partnership, we’re
excited to give them the opportunity to wear baseball’s fastest growing
helmet, featuring unmatched technology, along with our world class
catcher’s gear.”

The NYBC was formed in 2008 by Chicago White Sox owner Eddie Einhorn.
For the past two years, the Championship has been played at the Steel
Sports’ Baseball Heaven facility in New York. Steel Sports acquired the
management rights to the NYBC in August 2015.

“We’ve been able to bring some great corporate partners to the NYBC in a
very short time,” said David Shapiro, CEO of Steel Sports. “Our goal is
to create the best experience we can for the players, their families and
our corporate partners. And this deal with Schutt Sports plays a big
role moving NYBC in this direction. They’re a long-time supporter of
NYBC, and we’re excited to continue to provide world-class, custom made
equipment at no charge to select NYBC teams to improve the overall
experience.”

The equipment portion of the sponsorship will include custom-made AiR5.6
batter’s helmets, featuring Energy Lock Technology Powered by D3O
Technology, along with the professional level S3 catcher’s gear,
including a custom painted catcher’s helmet. Each of 16 qualifying teams
will receive a prize package for winning their qualifying tournament.

About Schutt Sports

Schutt Sports is one of the leading manufacturers of protective
equipment in the world. Our batters helmets are the fastest growing
helmets in baseball, powered by TPU and D3O technology and unmatched
innovation. Schutt Sports is the Official Base Supplier to Major League
Baseball and is the largest domestic maker of batters helmets in the USA.

About Steel Sports/NYBC

The National Youth Baseball Championships is the country’s premier
travel ball championship for ages 9U-14U. Teams must qualify by winning
a title at select events around the nation. And those teams then come
together at the NYBC to crown one true national champion.

Steel Sports is dedicated to acquiring, building and strengthening a
network of branded participatory and experience-based businesses engaged
in sports, training, education, entertainment and consumer lifestyle.

Contacts

Schutt Sports
Glenn Beckmann, Director of Marketing Communications
gbeckmann@schutt-sports.com
217-324-2712,
ext 2417
or
Steel Sports/NYBC
Nathan Clinkenbeard,
Communications Manager
nclinkenbeard@steel-sports.com
859-380-0216