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NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC CHANNEL TO CONTINUE COVERAGE FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEASON

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 19, 2018) – National Pro Fastpitch announced an agreement with the global Olympic Channel for regular season and championship action from the 2018  NPF season. The agreement includes more than twenty games and will…

ESPN+ and NPF Announce Exclusive Broadcast Partnership

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Summer-Long Schedule Features Multiple Appearances from Every Team in the League Addition of NPF Grows ESPN’s Softball Portfolio, Continues Long-Standing Commitment to the Sport  Per ESPN (May 24, 2018) ESPN+ has added more exclusive…

Kelly Barnhill Selected First in 2019 NPF College Draft presented by Park Planet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 15, 2019) - Kelly Barnhill, pitcher from the University of Florida, was the first selection by the Chicago Bandits in the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch Draft presented by Park Planet on Monday night.  She followed pitcher…

Bandits to Retire Numbers of Legends Patton, Williams on Jennie Finch Night

ROSEMONT — _The Chicago Bandits will retire the numbers of legendary infielders Amber Patton and Tammy Williams in a ceremony scheduled for August 10 at Parkway Bank Sports Complex, team officials announced Friday morning. The jersey retirements…

COMETS ANNOUNCE COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH TEAM MEXICO FOR 2019 NPF SEASON

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (Mar. 27, 2019) – The Cleveland Comets announced a cooperative partnership with Team Mexico for the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season. The partnership will add top international talent to Cleveland’s roster, which…

Bandits to Host NPF Draft Watch Party on April 15

ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits will host a watch party for the National Pro Fastpitch Draft on Monday, April 15, at Kings Dining & Entertainment in Rosemont.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. CDT and the draft is set to begin at 7.  Tickets…

Bandits Promote Skirha to Assistant GM

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have named director of operations and promotions Jourdan Skirha as the team’s new assistant general manager, team officials announced Friday morning. Skirha, who has served as the director of…

NPF College Draft Returns to Nashville and ACME for Third Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 5, 2019)– National Pro Fastpitch will hold its annual NPF College Draft for the third consecutive year at the ACME Feed and Seed, located on 1st and Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The event will take place…

DJ Sanders and Kinship Entertainment Agree to OPAL

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2019) – Infielder DJ Sanders of the Chicago Bandits and Kinship Entertainment have agreed to an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) deal that will specifically involve the entertainment company’s Out of Place Art of Facts…

Burroughs Lands OPAL With BreakThrew Fastpitch

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2019) – Jessica Burroughs signed an NPF On Player Ad Location (OPAL) agreement with BreakThrew Fastpitch that will put the training school brand on Burrough’s forearm sleeve for the duration of the 2019 season. Burroughs,…

Bandits GM, Mascot Surprise Marie Marcum at Her Softball Practice

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JOLIET, Ill (February 23, 2019). — ‘We are all athletes here, and you are good enough.’ That served as the resounding message Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn, outfielder Brenna Moss and head coach Lauren Lappin delivered to…

BANDITS’ OCASIO INKS OPAL DEAL WITH HITTRAX

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2019)– Aleshia Ocasio and HitTrax agreed to an On Player Ad Location (OPAL) activation that will pair the two for the 2019 season. The OPAL program was launched by the league in December and designed specifically…