FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League
Jason Woodward, Commissioner
April 6, 2015
The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (“CRCBL”) is proud to announce a partnership with Chandler Bats to be the official bat sponsor for the 2015 summer season. Chandler Bats, one of the premier bat companies in the country, is currently providing bats to more than twenty-five percent of the players in Major League Baseball. Those swinging Chandler Bats include 2014 AL Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu, 2013 Home Run Derby Champion Yoenis Cespedes, and Washington Nationals star outfielder Bryce Harper.
By partnering with Chandler Bats, the CRCBL will provide four (4) distinct models of state of the art wood bats to meet the needs of each player participating in league action this summer. Headquartered in Norristown Pennsylvania, Chandler Bats ensures quality is paramount beginning with selection of the very best maple wood, to the process of perfectly balancing the weight distribution in each bat, to the extensive inspection process the bat goes through before leaving the factory.
Upon reaching an agreement with the CRCBL, Chandler Bat Founder and CEO David Chandler stated that, "It is an honor and privilege to be associated with the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League starting this season. This young, up-and-coming league has quickly grown to be one of the premier collegiate showcases of talent in the country. Much like its namesake, the Cal Ripken League strives to distinguish itself through its integrity, leadership and impact on the game, making it a clear choice for many of the nation’s top collegiate players. Building upon these same principles, Chandler Bats is dedicated to providing the highest quality, longest lasting and greatest performing bats to all levels. The result is every player gaining confidence at the plate, showcasing their talent and furthering their dreams.”
CRCBL President, Brad Rifkin echoed David Chandler’s sentiments, “As we strive to become one of the premiere collegiate baseball leagues in the country, we must affiliate ourselves with the best. Chandler Bats has proven itself in a market where making a name is unquestionably difficult. We believe our players will be excited to swing Chandler Bats and we look forward to a longstanding relationship that is mutually beneficial to both parties, our players and our fans.”