SOURCE: Murad, Inc.

January 27, 2010 17:39 ET

Murad-Sponsored Little League Baseball Team Wins MLK Dreams Classic

EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Murad, Inc. announced today that the youth baseball team they sponsor, "the Prospects," won all six of its games at the recent MLK Dreams Classic Baseball Tournament, a USSSA Baseball Association series held in Las Vegas. The stellar performance led them to take home the championship and also helped the team reach the top spot in its division. The Prospects are now ranked first in Southern California for all Boys Baseball teams 10 & Under (AA Rankings). The Prospects now have 260 USSSA points, a higher total than the 84 other teams in the division.

The Prospects team, hosted by the West Coast Baseball School, affiliated with Total Baseball in El Segundo, applies the West Coast Prospect Philosophy: "Focus on playing the game the right way, and winning will take care of itself!"

"We believe that success rides on a solid foundation, beginning with players that establish and maintain high standards," said Jeff Prihode, the team's coach. "Our organization will consist only of players that meet the criteria of a strong student-athlete."

"The number one ranking and tournament victories aside, what we see in this team is a group of can-do, enthusiastic young players who move a little faster and jump a little higher than everyone else," said Richard Murad, General Manager of Murad, Inc. "These kids go to the field focused, active and ready to make something happen, rain or shine. They also value trust and integrity and treat those around them with respect. It's a culture that is right out of the Murad playbook and it's an attitude shared by all Murad employees. We are proud to be the sponsors of the Prospects!"

"Our founder, Howard Murad, M.D., has always been a strong advocate for children in the community and the world," added Richard Murad. "Leading by example, he regularly volunteers his time to youth programs and supports many causes that directly impact the lives of children. As an organization, we share Dr. Murad's belief that children are the future and efforts to support education and physical fitness bring hope and encouragement to our next generation and a better future for all mankind. As El Segundo is both our corporate headquarters and our home, it made sense to support a team of young local athletes, and they have made us extremely proud!"

Murad, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Howard Murad, M.D., one of the world's foremost authorities on skin health and a pioneer of the clinical skincare movement. All of Murad's 89 consumer products and 45 professional products are based in The Science of Cellular Water, Dr. Murad's unified theory of health and aging. Murad is sold in 46 countries and is the #1 selling clinical skin care brand at many locations including Sephora and Ulta.

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