NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2019) – Chicago Bandits rookie infielder, Abbey Cheek, and Jolley Electric, are partnering for an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) for the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. 

Cheek, the 14th overall selection in the 2019 NPF College Draft, by the Chicago Bandits, signed on in June and immediately dented the Bandits roster, posting a .382 average through her first month as a rookie. For the week of June 17, Cheek was named the Rawlings Rookie of the Week for the NPF.

Cheek finished her college career at the University of Kentucky in May, putting an exclamation point on a highly decorated four years as a Wildcat by being named the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Softball Player of the Year and the SEC Player of the Year.  Other notable accomplishments for Cheek, include a 2019 All American nod by unanimous vote (only the 4th to do so in Kentucky softball history), 2019 SEC All Tournament Team,  2019 NFCA All South Region, 2018 First Team All SEC Selection, and 2018 SEC All Defensive Team, to mention a few. Cheek set new career records in the key categories of Home Runs, RBIs, and Runs.

 “I am really excited to represent such a great company in Jolley Electric,” commented Cheek. “The owner is the dad of one of my best friends, and I am really thankful for everything he has done for me.”

Jolley Electric of Mt. Holly, Inc. has been in business for over 20 years in North Carolina, as commercial electrical contractors servicing Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas. The company also offers industrial electrical services in the same counties surrounding Charlotte.

“Jolley Electric of Mt. Holly, Inc. is proud to partner with Abbey Cheek for the 2019 NPF Season.” stated Jolley Electric President, Daryl Ferguson. “We have seen Abbey grow as a softball player, and are excited to see her continue as a professional athlete.”

Cheek and her Chicago Bandits teammates opened their 2019 season on June 6 against the Cleveland Comets at their home in Rosemont, Illinois, the Park Bank Sports Complex. The 46 game regular season slate will see the Bandits seek their fifth Cowles Cup.

National Pro Fastpitch took the field for its 16th season in 2019 when opening day took place on May 28th in Daytona Beach, FL at Jackie Robinson Park, between the Beijing Shougang Eagles and the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois. The 138 game season will culminate on August 11, followed by the Championship Series August 15-19, which will feature a best-of-five series between the league’s top two teams. The complete regular season will be streamed live in its entirety domestically, exclusively on Flo Softball. Fans can follow the live stream by subscribing to Flo Softball at Internationally, the live stream and VOD are available through the league’s website at on NPFTV, with select games also featured on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation digital channel, and the Olympic Channel.

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success.  The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Pride. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, and Mexico, and represent the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

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