Oct 31st 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA– Marucci announced continual partnership between the Richmond Country Baseball Club and Marucci Founders’ Club on Thursday.

“The Richmond County Baseball Club is excited to extend our relationship with Marucci Sports and continue as a member of their exclusive Founders’ Club,” said RCBC Executive Director Nick DeFendis. “The relationship provides our program with great Marucci uniforms, apparel and equipment as well as the opportunity to participate in special events like the Marucci World Series. We look forward to this partnership for many years to come.”

For over 15 years, DeFendis and the RCBC team have developed players ranging from divisions 7U to 17U. The well-respected club not only competes at the local level, but they also organize and run elite tournaments at their five-field baseball complex. The RCBC teams also participate in nationwide competitions, such as the Marucci World Series.

Tallying more than 150 college signees and a number of professionally drafted alumni, the Richmond County Baseball Club elevates their players to the next level. These RCBC top notch teams will remain representatives of the elite Marucci Founders’ Club in the Northeast.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Richmond County Baseball Club,” says Vice President of Team Sales Kyle Achord. “At a chance meeting in Jupiter a few years ago, we met Nick. Developing a relationship with him and the RCBC staff has been a pleasure; they have a great group of people who care about their organization’s players. RCBC has also built a strong tournament platform by running outstanding events in New York and the northeast. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue working with the Richmond County Baseball Club.”

About the Marucci Founders’ Club

The founders of Marucci built the company on a dedication to superior quality and a relentless pursuit of excellence that extended beyond the game of baseball. That pursuit of excellence has allowed Marucci to forge partnerships with some of the nation’s premier amateur baseball and softball organizations. With core values that align with those of the Marucci Founders, these programs were selected for their dedication to excellence on and off the field, reputation as a positive influence in their community, and commitment to growing their organization and, in turn, the Marucci mission. We call this elite alliance the Founders’ Club.