November 10, 2014 13:00 ET

U.S. Little League® Champions Present Presidential EASTON Glove to Barack Obama and First Lady

VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2014) - Easton Baseball, a leading manufacturer of baseball equipment and the Official Equipment Supplier to Little League® Baseball, designed one-of-a-kind customized gloves that were presented to President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama by Jackie Robinson West, the U.S. champions in this year's Little League World Series.

During a White House ceremony in the Oval Office, the custom built gloves were presented to the president and first lady. The gloves feature patriotic colors with red, white and blue lacing, stitching and embroidery, an embroidered American flag located on the outside base of the thumb and a special webbing that displays the stars on the exterior.

"As a proud partner of Little League, we were honored to design and build custom EASTON gloves for the president and first lady in recognition of the hard work, skill and dedication displayed by Jackie Robinson West," said Calin Thomas, director of sports marketing for Easton. "Congratulations again to all the players, coaches, parents and volunteers who contributed to the team's historic season."

The gloves also feature custom embroidery specific to the president and first lady. Along the outside of the thumb, the president's glove is embroidered with "POTUS", recognizing his elected position as President of the United States. The first lady's glove includes a personal embroidery of "Let's Move", which is an initiative led by Michelle Obama to help raise a healthier generation of kids through increased activity and better nutrition.

About Easton

Easton is a leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment and has the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., the company manufactures bats, apparel, bags, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies, such as introducing the industry's first true aluminum bat, drove its growth to the No. 1 position in North America, including the No. 1 bat of choice by players in the College World Series of Omaha®, Women's College World Series® and Little League Baseball® World Series. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of Easton, is a publically-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names. For more information, visit Easton's website at www.EASTON.com.

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