CYPRESS, CA August 12, 2008 – Profastpitch X-treme signed Diamond Sports as the official exclusive softball of their 2008 Profastpitch X-treme Tour as it prepares for its third season. The sponsorship will cover balls, buckets and other products for the eight city stops on the tour that runs September 5th through November 23 rd, 2008. Profastpitch X-treme consists of the highest caliber of professional fastpitch athletes in the game today and offers the chance for amateur athletes to meet with the professionals.
The PFX Tour features athletes that have won fourteen Olympic Gold Medals(prior to 2008 Beijing Olympic Games), numerous NCAA All-Americans and collegiate stars. There are professional games, an amateur tournament, opportunities to meet the pros, the ability to participate in a "Tips from the Pros" clinic, coaches clinic, autograph session and more.
“September cannot come soon enough for the 2008 PFX Tour after an already exciting beginning to the Olympic fastpitch games being played in Beijing; it’s a great time to shine in the sport of fastpitch,” said Andrea Gordon, President of Diamond Sports. “The PFX Tour brings phenomenal athletes to the core fans of fastpitch who are coming out by the numbers to see some of the best ball played, and Diamond is very pleased to have the Diamond fastpitch ball be a part of this.”
“It’s a win-win situation for the pro athletes who really didn’t have any place to play after college and now they will be able to do this, too really engage the amateurs and to try to share some of the secrets of the game and encourage them to pursue their dreams,” said Lisa Fernandez, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the 2008 PFX Tour.
“We are very proud that Diamond has joined the PFX Tour family as an exclusive sponsor. Diamond is respected and admired for producing great products andour players and fans will benefit from seeing and using the Diamond ball and bucket throughout the entire 2008 PFX Tour season", said Tom McCarthy, President & CEO, PFX Tour.
Diamond Sports, along with being the official softball of the PFX Tour, offers a full range of softball, baseball and football products. Diamond strives to promote the advancement of competitive sports on all levels by delivering high-end quality products with unbeatable customer service. Diamond Sports is located on the World Wide Web at www.diamond-sports.com