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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…

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…

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…

Rosemont Tourism Bureau to Sponsor Entire Bandits Team with OPALs

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 21, 2019) —In a partnership announced Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Bandits and the Rosemont Visitor and Tourism Bureau have reached an agreement that will provide every Bandits player and coach with an On-Player…

Bandits, Team USA Member Flippen Agree to One-Year Deal

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Feb. 12, 2019 Photo credit: USA Softball ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Chicago Bandits have signed Team USA infielder Hannah Flippen to a one-year contract, team officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Flippen,…
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Bandits Name Illinois Assistant McMahon to Coaching Staff

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Photo credit: University of Illinois Athletics ROSEMONT, Ill (February 8, 2019). – The Chicago Bandits named University of Illinois assistant coach Lance McMahon to their coaching staff for the 2019 season, team officials announced…

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RETURNS TO PARKWAY BANK SPORTS COMPLEX

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Nashville, TN (February 6, 2019) - The National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series will return to Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, IL in 2019, the league announced Wednesday. Dates for the Series are August 15-19. The league’s hallmark…

Bandits Sign Team USA Standout Chidester to One-Year Deal

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Photo credit: USA Softball   ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have agreed on a one-year contract with veteran catcher/infielder Amanda Chidester, team officials announced Monday afternoon. Chidester, the 11th overall selection…

NEWS: Bandits Tab Flores as Assistant Coach for 2019 Season

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Photo credit: Seminole State College Athletics ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits named former All-American Amber Flores as an assistant coach for the 2019 season, team officials announced Monday morning. Flores, the fifth overall…