NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2019) – Chicago Bandit infielder, Courtney Gano and Paramount Container recently announced an On Player Ad Location partnership for the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. 

Gano was a free agent addition for Chicago in 2018. In her rookie season, she posted a .384 batting average with five homeruns and 26 RBI. The righthander came on hot posting hits in nine consecutive games to begin her NPF professional career, batting .533 with 12 RBI over that period. 

Gano played her collegiate career at the University of Washington where she put up career numbers of a .373 batting average with a .457 on-base percentage and a .627 slugging percentage. She also paced Washington as a junior with 18 homeruns and 59 RBI. She was named to the USA Softball team in 2018, where she played in the Japan All-Star Series, USA International Cup, and Japan Cup. Prior to NPF, the California native excelled overseas with the Italian-based Softball Club Forli in 2017, amassing a .540 batting average.

“I am beyond excited about partnering with Paramount Container and feel honored to wear their logo this season,” commented Gano. “They have been a huge support in my career and they are committed to making a difference in our sport. It is really exciting to know that there are companies like Paramount Container who believe in us and want to make a difference in our careers.”

Paramount Container, Inc. is a family owned company that started in 1974. Paramount is a full service one-stop company that specializes in all styles and sizes of custom corrugated boxes and packaging. Although much business is focused in southern California, the company is capable of shipping nationwide.  More information can be found at paramountcontainer.com

“Paramount Container, Inc. is proud to be involved in softball in any capacity,” stated owner, Chuck Brocki.  “We hope the OPAL program and National Pro Fastpitch grow, as it is not only exciting, but it moves fast and gives softball fans a chance to see how talented these girls are.”

Gano and her Chicago Bandits team will open their 2019 season on Thursday, June 6th, when they host the Cleveland Comets in their home opener at Parkway Bank Sports Complex. Overall 2019 league action will debut on May 28th, when the Beijing Shougang Eagles host the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois at Beijing’s home venue of Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach, FL. 

All 138 games of the NPF 2019 season can be watched live or on-demand at Flo Softball.  Fans can follow the live stream by subscribing to Flo Softball at FloSoftball.com.or follow live stats on the league website at www.profastpitch.com. 

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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