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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Axe Exclusive Team Marietta College Pioneers Wins National Championship May 30, 2012
We couldn't be more excited that the Marietta College Pioneers have won the National Championship, their second in two years. Baden is proud to call the Pioneers an exclusive Axe team. To read more about their incredible journey to claming this win, click here.
To learn more about the Axe bats Marietta used throughout the year and during this series, visit AxeBat.com.
Axe Exclusive Teams Marietta and UCSD Headed to Regionals May 14, 2012
Two teams who are swinging the Axe exclusively are headed to regionals after winning their conference titles!
Congratulations to both the Marietta Pioneers and the UCSD Tritons & good luck in regionals!
Read more about their impressive wins here:
To learn more about the bat that's helping these talented teams win titles, visit badenaxe.com
Former UW Husky Softball Star Danielle Lawrie will be at Seattle Team Shop in Bellevue Square October 18, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SEATTLE, WA, October 17, 2011—Former UW Husky Softball Star Danielle Lawrie will be at Seattle Team Shop in Bellevue Square Friday, October 21st for free autographs and photos for fans of all ages from 4pm to 5pm.
Lawrie has a long list of accomplishments and honors. At the University of Washington she holds many records in wins, shutouts, strikeouts, just to name a few. Danielle holds the Pac-10 record for most Player of the Week honors in a career and season. She is also second in all-time Pac-10 career strikeouts. She is sixth in career strikeouts in NCAA history.
She represented the Canadian softball team in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where she struck out 13 batters in 12 innings in her 3 appearances during Canada's run at the games. All these achievements culminated in her leading the Washington Huskies Softball team to their first national...
New Bat Standards - Simplified April 7, 2011
Right now there are many changes going on in bats with regard to what is legal and what is not. Some performance standards have changed, and restrictions have been placed on composite barrels in certain situations.
So let’s sort it out! Here is a summary of the major changes that have taken place over the last few months. As things change we will update this summary.
Adult Baseball (high school and college)
Old Standard: BESR
New Standard: BBCOR
• NCAA in 2011
• NFHS in 2012
Composite restrictions? Yes. All composite bats must pass “ABI – Accelerated Break-in Test”. Further, the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) has banned composite bats in 2011, although some bats have been re-approved if they pass ABI.
• There is a...
Danielle Lawrie on Good Day Atlanta March 28, 2011
Danielle Lawrie appeared on Good Day Atlanta to talk about her softball clinic and the Baden AXE!
Breaking News! Baden will be the Official Ball of Nebraska High Schools! February 2, 2011
Baden Sports is proud to announce that it will become the Official Ball in basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball for the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) beginning in the 2011-2012 school year. Baden will provide balls for all sanctioned NSAA events, including all state championship games.
More details will be announced in a full press release, coming shortly. Stay tuned!