A shared commitment to fastpitch athletes has brought together Marucci Sports and Women's Professional Fastpitch. Equally committed to empowering female athletes and promoting women's sports, this partnership will enhance visibility and create meaningful opportunities for collaboration and innovation within the industry.
The Women's Professional Fastpitch (WPF) is the official professional fastpitch league in the United States. The league showcases the best athletes in softball and provides a world-class experience by connecting young fans to their idols. By providing a traditional schedule format, the WPF will travel and compete in front of fans located in Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas.
“I have seen firsthand the commitment that Marucci has to the sport of softball at all levels, from the grassroots to the pros. Not only do they have a quality product, but they have quality people behind the brand that truly love the game. Marucci has been supportive every step of the way since the launch of our league, and it is important for us to establish partnerships with people who want to see professional softball move forward like we do,” said Lauren Chamberlain, WPF Commissioner.
Marucci is a leading baseball and fastpitch brand that designs and manufactures the tools athletes want and need to be successful. Partnering with a league who values collaboration and competition is an opportunity to further athletes’ visibility and positively impact the future of the sport.
"Bringing professional softball to the back yards of our next generation is so meaningful to the growth of our sport,” said Allison Parsell, Director of Fastpitch at Marucci. “Young athletes, their families and fans won’t have to travel far to see the nation’s best players. On top of that, many of these players have grown up or competed in these same areas which have made an impact on their lives in some way. That’s special.”
As part of the partnership, Marucci will provide WPF athletes with exclusive access to the best gear in the game. Marucci’s line of fastpitch gear includes fielding gloves, batting gloves, bags, apparel, protective, and the newly released Echo DMND bat line. Years of athlete data and rigorous testing went into the development of this new bat line that is earning its way onto fastpitch fields across the country.
Together, Marucci and WPF are committed to fostering connection with the future all-stars in the sport. WPF showcases how far young athletes can go and Marucci provides the tools to get to the next level.