NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 12, 2019) – Chicago Bandits pitcher, Danielle O’Toole, and Safeco Insurance, recently announced an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) partnership for the remainder of the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. 

O’Toole, is currently 4-0, sporting a 2.40 ERA across eight appearances and six starts for a Chicago Bandits team that is sitting in first place in the 2019 league standings. She was the NPF’s Pitcher of the Week the second week of the season.

The 8th overall pick of the 2017 NPF College Draft by the Bandits, O’Toole is a former USA National Team member and recently joined the Mexican National Team for the 2019 season, which will include the Americas Olympic Qualifier hosted in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada from August 25 through September 1.  

O’Toole is a graduate of Arizona where she was a First Team NFCA All American for the Wildcats and the PAC 12 Pitcher of the Year her senior campaign, in 2017. 

“I am very excited to partner with Safeco Insurance and wear their logo for the season,” commented O’Toole.  “The OPAL program has given NPF players an opportunity to grow the game in more ways than one. Collaborating with Safeco shows that they are not only dedicated to their mission, but they are dedicated to the community. I look forward to their continued support of our game.”

“Safeco Insurance is very excited to sponsor Chicago Bandits pitcher, Danielle O’Toole,” stated, John Mileski, Senior Vice President, Agency Distribution & Field Management. “Danielle’s commitment to excellence and her track record of success on and off the field makes her a great role model. Good luck to Danielle and the Bandits this season.”  

O’Toole 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 at the league’s Championship Series, hosted for the second year in a row in Rosemont.

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 is streamed live in its entirety domestically, exclusively on Flo Softball. Fans can follow the live stream by subscribing to Flo Softball at FloSoftball.com. Internationally, the live stream and VOD are available through the league’s website at www.profastpitch.com 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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