Easton-Bell Sports Unveils New Pitching Helmet Prototype

Teams Up with Little League Baseball President and Marin County Baseball Player Gunnar Sandberg to Advocate for Improved Pitcher Head Protection

--()--Easton-Bell Sports:

WHAT:

  Easton-Bell Sports CEO Paul Harrington will join Little League Baseball President Stephen Keener, California Interscholastic Federation Executive Director Marie Ishida, and high-school baseball player Gunnar Sandberg to unveil the new Easton Sports prototypes for baseball pitcher helmets.
 
Though serious injuries are rare, baseball pitchers without head protection face a level of risk that can be addressed through the development of a well-designed baseball pitching helmet. Easton-Bell Sports is leading research and development for a new era of baseball head protection, designed to provide baseball pitchers with the protection they desire without compromising comfort or performance.
 
One year ago, Gunnar Sandberg, a high school baseball pitcher from Marin County, was struck and seriously injured by a batted baseball during a game. Gunnar made a triumphant recovery and is back on the field, but he and his family are pursuing increased safety for baseball pitchers to prevent other athletes from suffering similar injuries.
 

TOUR/VISUALS: Following the news conference, credentialed media will be provided tours of the Easton Helmet Technology Center. Called the “Dome,” the 45,000 square-foot research and development facility opened in 2010. Helmet research experts will guide visitors through the design process and demonstrate helmet impact tests. Actual prototypes will be available for pictures.

 

WHEN:

Monday, March 7, 2011
11:00 a.m. PT
 

WHERE:

Easton-Bell Sports Helmet Technology Center, 5550 Scotts Valley Drive,

Scotts Valley, California. Find it on Google Maps

Directions: From San Francisco: US 101 South or I-280 South to I-880/Hwy 17 South
Take Highway 17 South towards Santa Cruz, Exit Hwy 17 at Scotts Valley Drive.
Make a left onto Scotts Valley Drive, continuing South for two blocks.
Make a left onto Victor Square, first driveway on your right is Easton-Bell Sports.
 

To watch a live webcast of the news conference via internet, go to: www.eastonbaseball.com

Contacts

for Easton-Bell Sports
Marcey Brightwell, 916.444.3057 desk
marcey.brightwell@grayling.com
or
Chuck Dalldorf
cdalldorf@sbcglobal.net

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Contacts

for Easton-Bell Sports
Marcey Brightwell, 916.444.3057 desk
marcey.brightwell@grayling.com
or
Chuck Dalldorf
cdalldorf@sbcglobal.net