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    Baden Named Official Ball of the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball October 21, 2014

    Baden’s highest-quality leather game ball to be used exclusively in Puget Sound Region events starting this fall

    MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. (Oct. 21, 2014) – The Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball (PSRVB) today announced Baden Sports, Inc., as its official ball provider, effective immediately.

    Baden’s highest-quality, leather game ball, the Perfection® VX5EC-210, featuring a red, white and navy color pattern, will be used exclusively in all PSRVB events starting this fall under terms of the adoption. Additionally, all PSRVB member clubs will be eligible for special discounts on Baden balls, carts and accessories for the duration of the multi-year agreement.

    Baden, with headquarters in Renton, Wash., provides the official ball to many state high school and coaching associations nationwide, including the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

    “Partnering with Baden makes perfect sense,” said John Bryant, Commissioner, PSRVB. “They are a company that provides huge benefits to the volleyball community and they are located right in our backyard.”

    The Puget Sound Region Power League, Regional Championship and Bid Tournament are among the events where the Perfection VX5EC-210 will be used exclusively.

    “As a family-owned company with deep roots in Western Washington, we’re excited to be partnering with the Puget Sound Region and supporting local players,” said Matt Holm, Vice President of Business Development. “We’re confident the club’s coaches...


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    Baden, Side-Out Foundation Team Up To Fight Breast Cancer September 16, 2014

    Baden to be the official ball of The Side-Out Foundation, create exclusive Dig Pink® line of volleyballs and other products to support Side-Out's mission

    RENTON, Wash. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced it has been selected to provide the official ball of The Side-Out Foundation, a Virginia-based non-profit organization dedicated to making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families by supporting clinical trials, increasing patient support services and educating communities.

    Baden will create an exclusive line of indoor, outdoor and novelty volleyballs featuring Side-Out's Dig Pink® logo and a pink color pattern, representing the international color of breast cancer awareness, as part of the multi-year agreement. The Side-Out line also will include select basketballs, soccer balls and softballs with the Dig Pink® logo.

    The new volleyballs will be used exclusively in Side-Out events, including high school, college and club matches sponsored by the organization, starting this fall.

    “We’re excited to be partnering with The Side-Out Foundation and helping raise awareness for such a worthy cause,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden Sports. “At Baden, we’ve built our reputation on quality and innovation. We’re confident our volleyballs will provide a consistent, reliable and high-performing experience for participants in Side-Out’s events nationwide, while also serving as a reminder of the organization’s important work.”

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    UIL Agrees to Multi-Year Extension with Baden as Official Ball September 15, 2014

    Baden athletic balls to continue being used exclusively in all UIL state and regional tournaments

    AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) — The University Interscholastic League today announced a multi-year contract extension with Baden Sports, Inc., to continue as the exclusive provider of athletic balls for all UIL state and regional tournaments. The agreement extends a partnership that began during the 2010-11 school year, and ensures Texas high-school championships will continue to be contested using Baden’s highest-quality athletic balls. The “all-sports” agreement covers baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball.

    “Baden has demonstrated its commitment to interscholastic sports in Texas and we’re pleased to be extending the partnership for several more years,” said Dr. Charles Breithaupt, UIL Executive Director. “Their athletic balls are consistently among the best in the industry – across sports – and it’s that attention to quality that makes Baden the best overall choice for our championship competitions.”

    The Baden balls used officially by the UIL include:

    Baseball: Perfection® Pro 3B-PPRO;

    Basketball: Perfection® Elite™ Game Ball – BX7E for boys, BX6E for girls;

    Football: QB1™ F7000L;

    Soccer: Perfection® Elite™ SX751-CPL for boys and girls;

    Softball: Perfection® Leather Game Ball 2BSFPY;

    Volleyball: Perfection® VX5EC-210, featuring a red, white and navy color pattern;

    “We’re honored that the UIL has decided to continue with Baden as its official ball,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden Sports. “Few states can match the talent, passion and commitment that Texas has for high-school sports. We share in that passion and look forward to providing the state’s many...


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    Baden Extended as Official Baseball of Florida High Schools September 10, 2014

    Baden’s Perfection Pro baseball to continue as the official ball of the Florida High School Athletic Association

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2014) – The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) today announced a multi-year contract extension with Baden Sports, Inc., to continue as the official provider of competition baseballs.

    Baden was selected as the official baseball of the FHSAA in 2011 and the extension ensures the company will continue providing its highest-quality ball – the Perfection Pro 3B-PPRO – for all of Florida’s postseason tournaments, including district, regional and state championship events.

    “Every year, Florida produces some of the best high-school baseball players in the country,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden Sports. “That’s a testament to the quality of coaching, depth of talent and rich baseball tradition in the state. We are honored by the FHSAA’s decision to extend our agreement and look forward to building even stronger relationships with coaches, players and administrators across Florida in the years to come.”

    Baden’s Perfection Pro 3B-PPRO baseball is constructed using the finest materials in the industry, including a cushioned cork center, pro-grade gray wool windings and a premium leather cover. The ball is approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

    “Baden has shown a commitment to working with our coaches to ensure its baseball delivers the best possible playing experience,” said FHSAA Public Relations Specialist Corey Sobers. “The FHSAA values that approach in a partner and it...


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    Washington High Schools Re-Classified for 2014-16 September 9, 2014

    The start of the high-school sports season this month brings with it a major transition for many Washington high schools: re-classification. This process, led every two years by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), seeks to ensure fairness and competitive balance in postseason competitions by moving schools up or down based on changing enrollments. Dozens of high schools across the state are on the move for the 2014-16 school years. Baden Sports, as the official ball provider of the WIAA, takes a closer look at where those schools are headed and wishes all of the state's prep athletes and coaches a healthy and successful fall season. 

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    Washington High Schools Re-classified for 2014-16

     


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    Washington's Longest Win Streak August 18, 2014

    High school football practice starts across the state this week and Baden Sports is excited to again provide the official ball of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). As a family-owned company headquartered in Renton, we’re proud to call Washington home and are looking forward to continuing our support of this state’s many talented athletes and coaches. Today, we look at one of the most notable achievements in state football history and ask the question …

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    Bellevue Football 54-Game Win Streak Inforgraphic


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    Baden Selected as Official Indoor Ball of Columbia Empire Volleyball Association August 11, 2014

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    Baden’s top-of-the-line Perfection VX5EC-210 game ball to be used exclusively in championship events throughout Oregon and southwest Washington

     RENTON, Wash. (Aug. 1, 2014) – Baden Sports, Inc., today announced its Perfection® volleyball has been selected as the official indoor ball of the Columbia Empire Volleyball Association (CEVA), with member clubs located throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

    The adoption ensures all CEVA championship events, starting this fall, will be contested with Baden’s highest-quality, leather game ball, the Perfection VX5EC-210, featuring a red, white and navy color pattern.

    Baden also provides the official volleyball to several Western state high school associations, including those in Hawaii, Montana and Washington, and is the official indoor volleyball of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

    “We’re excited to be the official indoor ball of CEVA and are looking forward to expanding our work with club teams and coaches,” said Michael Schindler, CEO, Baden Sports. “The Perfection volleyball represents...


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    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

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    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...


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    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...


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    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...


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