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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Pro Fastpitch announced a league-wide partnership with SwingAway Sports Products. SwingAway becomes the first partner in the category of Official Batting Station of National Pro Fastpitch.
SwingAway training devices will be on site in NPF venues for athlete training and practice and will also be utilized in team camps and clinics when possible. 
“SwingAway Sports Products is very proud and excited to be officially partnering with National Pro Fastpitch, the organization, its teams and athletes, for the 2017 season,” commented John J. Flading, President and CEO of SwingAway. “The fastpitch softball market continues to be explosive and the NPF is the Fastpitch Global Pinnacle. NPF is a perfect partner for Swingaway to launch its new fastpitch product line for the 2017 season and many years to come.”
“We must recognize the personal training needs of our athletes as well as the influence our players have on young girls both through example and instructional sessions,” commented NPF Commissioner, Cheri Kempf. “Partnering with a training products company with the reputation of SwingAway is a great asset to athletes at all levels and we look forward to the impact this relationship will certainly have on both of our brands.” 
SwingAway has emerged as the leader in developing highly effective game improvement softball/baseball hitting and throwing training equipment for players of all ages and skill levels. The Hitting Trainers along with the Zone In trainers are popular staples of SwingAway softball products.
The NPF season leads off on June 1 with an opening day at The Ballpark at Rosemont as the defending Cowles Cup Champions host the Akron Racers for a three game series. All 150 games of the 2017 season can be viewed live on NPFTV. 
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, celebrating their 15th Season of Play in 2016. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success.  The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, and Canada, among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

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