Diamond Sports is the Official Ball of NPF and is the manufacturer high performance baseball, softball and football equipment for athletes who demand Simply the Best™
FWV – SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
FWV was founded in April 1997 and employs nearly 100 public relations, advertising and digital/social media marketing experts among our offices in Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa. We work with more than 50 of the world’s leading companies and brands, as well as mid-market companies and smaller, entrepreneurial ventures that aspire to become leaders in their market segments.
We are also a longtime member of IPREX, a consortium of 75 of the world’s leading independently-owned public relations and marketing agencies, with nearly 100 offices in 30 countries. With offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, FWV routinely collaborates with its partners across the globe in executing global marketing initiatives on behalf of its clients.
Dedication to quality and understanding of players’ needs has taken Marucci Sports from a backyard shed in Baton Rouge to the No. 1 bat in Big League baseball. Started in 2004 by two former professional baseball players and their athletic trainer, Marucci prides itself on being founded, owned, and operated by Big Leaguers. Star players including Albert Pujols, Anthony Rizzo, José Bautista, Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen are investors in the company and remain closely involved with the Marucci product design process.
Today, Marucci makes wood, aluminum, and composite bats, as well as fielding gloves, batting gloves, protective gear, apparel, and other baseball accessories. In 2014, with the help of NFCA Hall of Fame coach Yvette Girouard, Marucci launched its Fastpitch product line that has grown to include the Pure -10 and -11 composite bats, premium leather fielding gloves, batting gloves, and apparel specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of today’s elite softball player. For more information, please visit maruccisports.com.
Park Planet, the nation-wide sales division of Park Associates Inc., offers a myriad of recreation equipment for parks, stadiums, playgrounds and outdoor gathering spaces. Our equipment lines include ballfield products, benches and tables, playground and fitness structures, shade shelters, bleachers and much more. Park Planet is an industry leader when it comes to creative and innovative outdoor play! www.nspx3.com
Rapsodo Inc. is a sports analytics company that uses computer vision and machine learning to help all athletes maximize their performance. Our proprietary technology applications range from helping PGA Tour golfers optimize their launch conditions to allowing MLB pitchers to increase the efficiency on their breaking balls. From the diamond to the court to the tee, Rapsodo gives athletes of all ages the tools to get to the next level. For more information about Rapsodo, visit www.rapsodo.com
Rawlings Softball is proud to be the Official Helmet of National Pro Fastpitch. Rawlings is dedicated to bringing nearly 130 years of experience in world-class performance product manufacturing to female athletes aspiring to play at the highest level. Tested and proven by the world’s best softball players from Lauren Chamberlain to Keilani Ricketts, and Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner’s AJ Andrews and Chelsea Goodacre, Rawlings is truly the “New Gold Standard” in softball.
WILSON SPORTING GOODS CO.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is an official supplier of bats and gloves for NPF. Wilson is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sports equipment and focuses on making technologically-advanced products which help the average player play better.