Atlantic League Announces Multi-Year Partnership with OC Sports | Athletic Business

Atlantic League Announces Multi-Year Partnership with OC Sports

Source: The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball

Denver, Colorado, June 2, 2015 -- The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB), the most progressive league in organized baseball, today announced a partnership with OC Sports, through a combined merchandise, licensing and sponsor agreement. The agreement names OC Sports as the official on-field headwear of the Atlantic League and its eight clubs. OC Sports also becomes one of the founding partners of the League’s “Authentic Team Issue” collection of on-field products available to fans.

“We are excited and honored to be named as the official on-field cap for the Atlantic League,” said Jeremy Laney, EVP Sales and Marketing at OC Sports, a division of Outdoor Cap Company, Inc. “The Atlantic League brings an innovative outlook to the game of baseball and provides their fans a quality on-field experience. This partnership brings our highest on-field brand visibility to date allowing us to showcase our state-of-the-art performance fabrics and styles at the professional level.”

The Team Sports Division of Outdoor Cap, the parent company of OC Sports, has more than two decades of experience in the industry and is dedicated to delivering quality, service and innovation. In addition to ALPB, the company is currently licensed with MLB, MiLB and NCAA.

“OC Sports has established an excellent reputation in the sports headwear industry through its brand recognition and loyal customer base,” explained Rick White, President of the Atlantic League. “We are excited to provide our teams exclusively with high-quality, design-forward, performance headwear that represents the Atlantic League’s progressive image.”

OC Sports is the first league-wide exclusive headwear partner of ALPB. Teams from the Atlantic League will wear OC Sports headwear during 2015 and future seasons. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, OC Sports will actively collaborate with ALPB clubs to design custom on-field caps under the “Authentic Team Issue” banner and will make the authentic designs, plus others, available to consumers. The League will also act as a high level, working laboratory to experiment with new headwear silhouettes, fabric and material technologies, and decorating techniques.

About The Atlantic League
The Atlantic League is considered the most innovative league in pro baseball, offers the highest level of minor league baseball playing skills and is a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Its players are highly experienced professionals, having progressed through baseball’s developmental levels (A, AA, AAA). Over 40% of all Atlantic League players have Major League service time. Like MLB, the clubs pay their players to win baseball games, not to apprentice as in the developmental levels. The teams that play in the League are: Bridgeport Bluefish, Camden Riversharks, Lancaster Barnstormers, Long Island Ducks, Somerset Patriots, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Sugar Land Skeeters, and York Revolution.

About OC Sports
OC Sports provides headwear to youth leagues, high schools, colleges, and professional sports teams. They are currently licensed with the Atlantic League, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball and are the exclusive distributor of Team MLB™ and Minor League Baseball™ replica headwear for institutional team/league programs. OC Sports is the official cap of the NJCAA, Baseball Youth® and ABCA. The OC Sports division is owned by Outdoor Cap Company and is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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