The multi-year agreement makes VukGripz an official on-field provider of all USA Baseball national teams
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball and USA Baseball Sports Properties within LEARFIELD today announced an exclusive multi-year relationship with VukGripz, the award-winning American-made bat grip company. The three-year agreement makes VukGripz the Official Bat Grip Supplier of all six USA Baseball national teams and its national team development programs.
Through this agreement, USA Baseball will work closely with VukGripz on designing custom products to be made available for purchase at the USA Baseball Team Store at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, and online at USABaseballShop.com. Additionally, VukGripz also becomes the presenting sponsor of the annual USABat Guide.
“USA Baseball is thrilled to welcome VukGripz to the organization as the Official Bat Grip Supplier for our national teams and national team development programs,” said USA Baseball Chief Operating Officer David Perkins. “VukGripz has made a significant impact in the baseball and softball marketplace in a short period of time and garners the respect from hosts of athletes and coaches in the baseball community. We look forward to continuing to outfit the best baseball players in the United States with the highest quality products as we compete for world championships around the globe.”
“We at VukGripz are extremely excited to come on as a partner with USA Baseball for 2022 and beyond,” said Founder and CEO RJ Vukovich. “As an American-made product, we live and bleed the game of baseball at Vuk, and to partner with the standard for American baseball is beyond exciting. We look forward to helping players around the country enhance their performance with our revolutionary bat grip and become a part of the USA Baseball community.”
VukGripz is an American-made grip company that allows athletes to get the best grip on their sports equipment. Its baseball and softball products earned “Best of Show” at the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) convention in 2017 after being named the No. 1 Performance Bat Grip and No. 1 Complete Gripping system in baseball and softball. The advanced performance of the VukGripz system allows athletes to maintain their grip in wet, muddy, moist, and cold conditions more than traditional batting gloves with bat grips.
Founded in 2013 by RJ Vukovich, VukGripz was field-tested during his professional baseball career. Now, years later, VukGripz has helped thousands of athletes enhance their performance with its revolutionary grip design, from pros to little leaguers, as well as in the sports of field hockey, golf, hockey, lacrosse, pickleball, and tennis. VukGripz is available nationwide and online at VukGripz.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.
VukGripz is an American made grip company that allows athletes to get the best grip on their sports equipment. Its products earned “Best of Show” at the largest baseball convention in the world naming VukGripz the #1 Performance Bat Grip and the #1 Complete Gripping System in baseball and softball! The advanced performance the VukGripz system provides even allows athletes to maintain their grip in wet, muddy, moist, and cold conditions by providing 270% more friction/grip in those conditions compared to traditional batting gloves with bat grips. With this increase in friction, VukGripz helps players gain performance in dry conditions, while being able to maintain those gains in wet, cold, muddy, and moist conditions!