Baden Named Official Ball of Washington's Adult Soccer Association July 28, 2014
Baden’s high-quality Lexum game ball to be used exclusively in all in-state competitions sponsored by the Washington State Adult Soccer Association
RENTON, Wash. (July 28, 2014) – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced its Lexum® soccer ball has been selected as the official ball of the Washington State Adult Soccer Association (WSASA), effective immediately.
The multi-year adoption ensures that all in-state competitions sponsored by the WSASA will be contested using Baden’s high-quality Lexum SX551-CPL game ball. Newly designed for this year, the ball features a hand-stitched polyurethane cover for exceptionally soft touch, performance and control, and is manufactured using an innovative construction process that ensures superior roundness, strength and shape retention. The ball also is treated with Baden’s proprietary RainShield™ seam sealant to prevent water absorption and allow for maximum playability in wet conditions.
“We’re a family owned company with deep roots in Washington, so we take special pride in partnering with local organizations whose members live, work and play in the same communities that mean so much to us,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden Sports. “We’re excited to be selected as the official ball of the WSASA and look forward to making our Lexum soccer ball an integral part of the playing experience for both recreational and competitive participants for years to come.”
The WSASA is comprised of more than two dozen soccer leagues and offers adult players a safe, fun and rule-abiding environment in which to enjoy the game.
“We are excited about our new partnership with Baden. It is wonderful to deal with a family owned company that is located in...
Baden Named Official Ball by Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association July 25, 2014
Baden Named Official Ball by Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches
Quality, consistency among the reasons Baden picked by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association
RENTON, Wash. (July 25, 2014) – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced its Perfection® volleyball has been selected as the official ball of the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA), effective immediately.
The multi-year adoption, signed this week, ensures Baden’s highest-quality leather game ball, the Perfection VX5EC-210, featuring a red, white and navy color pattern, will be used exclusively at all PVCA events, including the association’s annual all-star matches for senior players.
Baden also is the official indoor ball of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and provides the official ball to volleyball coaching associations in many states, including Michigan, Minnesota and Texas, among others.
“Having worked with the coaches in Pennsylvania for many years, we have great respect for the job they’re doing and for the consistently high level of play in the state,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden Sports. “We’re honored that our ball has been chosen by the people who know the game best and are excited to continue providing the state’s coaches and participants the best possible playing experience.”
Baden’s Perfection volleyball is constructed with full-grain, pre-sorted leather tanned for optimum touch and feel. Inside, it features the lightest butyl bladder ever used for volleyball, a special blended cotton wrap, and Baden’s Stealth Soft-Valve System™, which softens the entire valve panel and reduces the amount of exposed valve rubber, for maximum playability. It is available in more than a dozen different color...
Perfection Volleyball Renewed as Official Ball of North Dakota High Schools July 24, 2014
Baden Perfection Volleyball Renewed as Official Ball of North Dakota High Schools
Baden’s top-of-the-line Perfection VX5EC-220 game ball to continue being used for all postseason matches
RENTON, Wash. (July 24, 2014) – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced its Perfection® volleyball has received a multi-year renewal to continue as the official ball of the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA).
The renewal extends a partnership that began in 2011 and ensures all postseason matches in the state will continue being contested with Baden’s highest-quality, leather game ball, the Perfection VX5EC-220, featuring a blue, gray and white color pattern.
“We’re honored and excited to be continuing as the official ball in North Dakota,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden...
Softball Star Danielle Lawrie Signs Multi-Year Extension with Baden Sports April 29, 2014
Two-time national player of the year to continue developing and promoting Axe™ fastpitch softball bats, balls and accessories
RENTON, Wash. (April 29, 2014) – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced that Danielle Lawrie, a two-time national player of the year and current professional softball player, has signed a multi-year endorsement contract. The agreement ensures Lawrie will continue providing input and expertise to the development of quality, fastpitch softball products, including her signature line of Axe bats, softballs and headbands. Lawrie first signed with Baden in 2010 following a decorated career at the University of Washington.
“Everything Baden does is about improving the quality of the game for the player,” Lawrie said. “I’m excited to be continuing my work with them and am looking forward to collaborating on the next generation of Axe bats and fastpitch products.”
Lawrie, one of the most dominant players in college history, earned back-to-back USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year honors in 2009-10, and led the Huskies to their first national championship in 2009. She still holds numerous school records as a pitcher, including career marks for wins, shutouts, strikeouts and innings pitched. Lawrie, from Langley, British Columbia, also played for the Canadian National Team in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. This season will be her fourth as a member of the USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF) in Kissimmee, Fla.
“We are committed to developing products that make the game better and allow players to perform at their highest levels,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden Sports. “Danielle understands the depth and importance of this commitment. She’s a champion and a winner, and we’re excited for her to continue playing an important role on the Baden team.”
One of Lawrie’s main areas of focus will be the Axe Bat, a new and innovative bat for softball and baseball that...
Baden Perfection Series Volleyball Named Official Ball of Kentucky High Schools April 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
High-quality, multi-colored Baden Perfection VX5EC-210 game ball delivers maximum playability and performance
RENTON, Wash. (April 2, 2014) – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced its premium Baden Perfection® series volleyball has been selected by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) as the official ball for postseason play beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
Starting this fall, all postseason matches in Kentucky will be contested using Baden’s highest-quality, multi-colored game ball, the Baden Perfection® VX5EC-210, featuring a red, white and navy color pattern. Constructed using full-grain, pre-sorted leather and a new tanning process for increased durability, the ball is designed for maximum playability and includes Baden’s Stealth Soft-Valve System™ for consistent hitting and comfort.
Baden will provide a complimentary volleyball to each KHSAA member school as part of the adoption.
“We take great pride in designing products with the player in mind,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden Sports. “Baden volleyballs are the highest-quality and best-performing balls in the industry. We’re excited to be the official ball of Kentucky and look forward to providing the state’s coaches and players the best possible playing experience for many seasons to come.”
The five-year agreement was approved at a special meeting of the KHSAA Board of Control on March 20. Baden also is the...
Baden Selected as Official Game Ball of Montana High Schools April 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
High-quality, performance game balls from Baden to be used exclusively in basketball, soccer and volleyball postseasons starting this fall
RENTON, Wash. (April 2, 2014) – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced a three-sport agreement with the Montana High School Association (MHSA) that will make Baden the exclusive provider of game balls for all postseason play in boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer and volleyball beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
The high-quality Baden game balls selected by the MHSA include:
Basketball: The Baden Perfection® Elite™ Game Ball BX7E and BX6E – for boys and girls, respectively – is Baden’s finest competition basketball. Featuring proprietary Cushion Control Technology™, a Stealth Soft-Valve System™ and symmetrical design, the Elite Game Ball is engineered to give players truer bounces, better feel and greater consistency.
Soccer: The Baden Lexum® SX551-CPL for boys and girls is hand-sewn and constructed of performance polyurethane material. Featuring Rainshield™ technology and a Stealth Soft-Valve System, the Lexum game ball provides a consistent and reliable playing experience in any type of weather.
Volleyball: The Baden Lexum Comp VX450 is Baden’s highest-quality microfiber game ball, featuring a tackified soft-touch cover and a Stealth Soft-Valve System for better control and consistency.
Baden will provide one complimentary game ball...
Baden Renewed as the Official Ball of the LHSAA and LHSCA February 12, 2014
Baden Sports is proud to announce its sponsorship renewal of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) and the Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) as of the upcoming 2014 season. With this extension, the Baden Perfection game balls will remain the “Official Ball” in basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball. Baden will provide balls for all state championship events, as well as LHSCA All-Star games.
“We are so pleased to renew our 20+ year partnership with the LHSAA," said Michael Schindler, Baden's CEO. "We believe our quality and innovation reflects the exciting and high level competition for which Louisiana high school athletics are known throughout the country. Having the opportunity to remain the LHSAA’s Official Ball for all sports is an honor we accept with great pride and gratitude.”
“Baden has been the official ball of the LHSAA and LHSCA for over two decades. They are committed to producing products of the highest quality for our schools and student athletes. We look forward to the next five years with Baden as the official ball of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association and Coaches Association,” stated LHSAA Executive Director, Kenny Henderson.
Those interested in learning more about Baden and its products are encouraged to write or call Baden’s Vice President of Sales, Jay Helmick, directly. He can be reached at 253.883.5125 or email@example.com.
About the LHSAA/LHSCA: The LHSAA is a private/non-profit association of 389 public and private member schools, whose purpose is to encourage participation in interscholastic activities to enhance the educational experience, elevate standards of good sportsmanship, and to encourage growth of good citizenship among students and spectators. The LHSAA is made up of seven divisions and supports twenty-seven competitive sports programs comprised of over 90,000 student athletes each year...
Baden Renewed as Official Volleyball of the KSHSAA January 14, 2013
Baden Sports is proud to announce that it will continue as the Official Volleyball of the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) for the upcoming 2013 through 2018 seasons. Baden will provide balls for the end-of-season tournaments.
“The KSHSAA is pleased to continue its association with Baden as the Official KSHSAA Post-Season Volleyball,” says Cheryl Gleason, KSHSAA Assistant Executive Director/Volleyball Administrator. “The Baden Perfection 15-0 is a quality volleyball that KSHSAA schools have enjoyed using in competition. We are especially excited to introduce the VX5EC-220 color-panel ball as a part of the post-season experience for our member schools.”
Says Michael Schindler, CEO of Baden Sports: “We look forward to working with the KSHSAA coaches and players for many years to come. It is a fact that Kansas high schools play volleyball at a very high level and we are proud to be associated with them.”
Baden Gives Back January 8, 2013
Baden was thrilled to help make the holiday season a little brighter for many children and families, donating more than 10,000 balls to six charitable organizations. ROOF Community Services was able to supply over 500 children with a variety of Baden balls at its ‘Operation Santa’ event.
“It was a huge success and everyone loved having so many sports balls to choose from,” says Kellie McNelly, Executive Director at ROOF.
Baden also sent ball donations to Toys for Tots, World Vision, Ray of Sunshine, Operation Homefront, and the Federal Way Fire Department.
“One of the best things about being in the ball business is the holiday season and how many kids we can touch through something as simple as a basketball, a playground ball, or a football,” says Baden CEO Michael J. Schindler. “These charities and many others have been great partners in helping us bring joy and happiness to children throughout the world. What could be better than that?”
For more information on these charities and how you can help, visit the links below.
Headhunters Softball - Exclusive Axe Team August 2, 2012
Baden Sports is thrilled to announce that Axe bats are now the official bat of the Headhunters, a Slowpitch team based out of Jesup, Georgia. A highly competitive “B” team, the Headhunters play up to the “A”/Major level. Axe bats will be used exclusively in all Headhunter games.
Leading the Headhunters team is 23-year-old rising softball star, Jonathan Scott. With a batting average of .765 and home runs in 40% of his at-bats, Jonathan is turning heads!
Jonathan took an interest in softball after playing four years of high school baseball. Wanting to keep playing the sport he loved as a teen, Scott agreed to play in a local softball tournament, where he handily won MVP. “I was hooked,” says Scott. “I spent all my spare time hitting and playing in local tournaments.” Playing his first conference tournament in 2009 confirmed his passion for the game. In 2011, Jonathan Scott played his first full year of conference with Down2Earth, winning the prestigious Smoky Mountain Classic Homerun Derby. In 2012 he joined the highly-ranked Headhunters/Baden team. As if one Scott weren’t enough, Jonathan’s twin brother, Jesse, also leads the Headhunters as a heavy hitter.
Jonathan has received many accolades at such a young age, proving to be one of the best young players out there. A few of his accomplishments:
-2009 Boones Home Run Derby champion
-2010 Mullet MVP with 22 home runs and above .900 average
-2011 Peach State Shootout All Tournament
-43rd Smoky Mountain Classic Home Run Champion with 17 home runs