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THE ONLY THING MISSING IS THEIR NAME
8 Major Universities' Alumni Associations Benefit from Personalized Louisville Slugger Bats

LOUISVILLE, KY (December 12, 2011) – Just in time for the holidays, Louisville Slugger® has partnered with the alumni associations of eight major universities to offer one-of-a-kind personalized bats that also benefit each school. Official school colors and logo’d bats are available for Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Texas.

“Every fan of these schools will want one and, even better, Louisville Slugger has pledged to donate a very generous portion of the sale proceeds to the alumni associations of the schools to use toward scholarships and other university programming,” said Louisville Slugger Manager of Specialty Bats Brent Falkenstein.

This is a new initiative that Louisville Slugger has brought to select universities starting this holiday season. The bats are one-of-a-kind because they are the first of the Louisville Slugger licensed bats to be the signature colors of the respective schools. These bats can be personalized with a name and are being sold exclusively through Louisville Slugger.

“The result is fantastic!” according to Falkenstein. The bats are fun and unique, yet a timeless keepsake to reminisce on those college days.”

They make a perfect holiday gift for alumni, incoming freshman or fans – anyone who thinks they have everything.

The bats can be ordered online at www.sluggergifts.com or fans can call 1-866-785-BATS (2287). The cost is $100 per bat and Louisville Slugger is donating $20 for each alumni bat sold to the respective universities’ alumni associations. The end of the bat can be engraved (up to 4 lines of 25 characters each) in either script or block print. Orders must be placed by December 15 in order to guarantee Christmas delivery.

About Louisville Slugger®
Louisville Slugger® is the Official Bat of Major League Baseball and is a name that is synonymous with America’s pastime.  Originating in 1884, Louisville Slugger bats graced the hands of the greatest players in baseball history including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron, to name a few.  Stars of today also swing Louisville Slugger bats including Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia, Joey Votto, Ryan Zimmerman, and David Wright.  Louisville Slugger also makes TPX® baseball equipment for college, high school and youth players, as well as TPS® equipment for slow-pitch and fastpitch softball.  Louisville Slugger is a brand of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a fifth-generation family-owned company that also sells PowerBilt® golf equipment and Bionic® Gloves for a variety of sports and hobbies.

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