IBL and Rawlings Canada Announce Ball and Equipment Partnership

CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) today announced they have entered into an enhanced partnership with Rawlings Canada. Rawlings is now the official baseball and equipment provider of the IBL.

The IBL and Rawlings Canada have been partners for many years including sponsorship of the league’s players of the Month and League MVP awards each season. Starting in 2021 the IBL will officially recognize Rawlings as the official’s baseball and equipment supplier for the league.

"There are certain brands in baseball that are instantly recognizable and carry great cachet. To that end the IBL is so proud to have Rawlings as our foremost partner and league sponsor," said Commissioner John Kastner.

"The IBL and Rawlings have been great friends for years. These are of course challenging times, for the IBL and Rawlings, and there is no better organization to partner with as we move forward.”

Apart from being the official baseball and equipment supplier, Rawlings will also serve as the presenting sponsor for IBL On Deck, the league’s newest bi-weekly show, and assist the IBL in marketing, branding, and community initiatives.

“The IBL is an amazing league, filled with amazing talent,” said Rawlings Canada Canadian Business Unit Manager Jason Shipley. “The franchises have been around for generations and being a fan has been passed down through those generations. At Rawlings, we are just another fan of this great league and there is nothing better than being under the lights for the best amateur baseball league in Canada.”

This enhanced partnership will allow the IBL to give its players some of the best equipment on the market and assist them towards increasing the calibre of the IBL.

The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL), in its 102nd year of operation, is the best baseball league in Canada, boasting ex-major league professional and elite NCAA college baseball players. The IBL is the fifth-longest continually operated baseball league in the world and serves as a valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff. More than 40 IBL players have advanced to Major League Baseball or returned to the IBL following their MLB careers. The league is comprised of teams from Barrie, Brantford, Kitchener, London, Toronto, Guelph, Welland, and Hamilton. For more information, visit www.theibl.ca.