The multi-year relationship makes Balfour & Co. the official provider of custom rings and medals for all USA Baseball national teams and events
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball and USA Baseball Sports Properties within LEARFIELD today announced an exclusive multi-year relationship with Balfour & Co., one of the oldest and largest distributors of commemorative jewelry and recognition products in the country. The three-year agreement makes Balfour & Co. the Official Championship Ring Supplier of all six USA Baseball national teams, as well as the official supplier of medals for USA Baseball events.
Through this relationship, Balfour & Co. will supply medals for the USA Baseball Futures Invitational, the National Team Championships, and the National Team Identification Series (NTIS) Champions Cup. Balfour & Co. will also be a supporting sponsor of the National High School Invitational (NHSI) presented by the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance.
“USA Baseball is excited to announce Balfour & Co. as the Official Championship Ring Supplier of our national teams,” said USA Baseball Chief Operating Officer David Perkins. “Balfour & Co. and USA Baseball have a long and impactful history. We are honored to continue to work with the leader in the field of championship and recognition products.”
“We look forward to growing our partnership with USA Baseball,” said Balfour & Co. Regional Representative Jason Cline. “This expanded relationship will provide numerous ways for USA Baseball to recognize the achievements of excellence and hard work by its players and coaches throughout the year.”
In addition to designing and creating custom championship rings and medals for USA Baseball national teams and events, Balfour & Co. and USA Baseball will work together to offer a commemorative ring opportunity for event participants. Teams and players will be able to order a commemorative first, second, or third place ring, as well as a participation ring, after competing at a USA Baseball event.
Founded in 1913, Balfour & Co. has grown into a leading manufacturer of class rings, championship rings and jewelry, and other recognition products in the nation. It has made numerous World Series, Super Bowl, NCAA College World Series, and State Championship rings for teams and programs throughout the country over its 109-year history. To learn more, visit Balfour.com.
Launched in 2020, USA Baseball Sports Properties within LEARFIELD is dedicated to representing USA Baseball by developing and managing sponsor relationships with brands looking to align with USA Baseball and its events and programming.
About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the national governing body for baseball in the United States and is committed to serving, protecting, and supporting the game of baseball and its 15.6 million participants. Founded in 1978, USA Baseball fields six national teams annually and is a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). On the diamond, USA Baseball is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and the reigning World Baseball Classic champion, and its national teams have won 62 gold medals in international competition. Off the field, the organization is dedicated to the proliferation and health of the sport through the creation and management of numerous development initiatives including BASE (Baseball Athlete Safety Education), Fun At Bat, Pitch Smart, PLAY BALL and the Prospect Development Pipeline. For more information on the organization, its national teams, and development-driven initiatives, visit the official website USABaseball.com or USABDevelops.com.
About Balfour & Co.
Balfour & Co. is one of the largest commencement services companies, leading the industry in digital product innovation by helping students and their families celebrate the most meaningful moments in their lives. Operating under the Balfour®, GradImages®, University Photo®, Gaspard®, ArtCarved®, KeepSake®, and Taylor Publishing Company®, the Company provides personalized products such as class jewelry and apparel, yearbooks, graduation caps and gowns, announcement products, and photography. The Company operates throughout North America with around 5,000 team members. To learn more, visit Balfour.com, the destination for graduation products, and GradImages.com, the industry’s largest commencement photography platform.