St. Louis Rawlings Unveils New RPR Line of Batting Helmets

By on June 14, 2013
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company S80X2S Batting Helmet

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Corporate Services salutes Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a long-term training client, for their recent appearance on The Today Show to introduce their new line of batting helmets tailored specifically for players facing advance pitchers throwing at higher pitch velocities. The Rawlings S90™, Rawlings S80™ and Rawlings S70™ feature increased velocity protection against 90, 80, and 70 miles-per-hour pitch speeds, respectively, exceeding industry standard of 68 miles-per-hour pitch speed set by the National Operating Committee for Standards on Athletic Equipment® (NOCSAE®). These new RPR batting helmets join the recently adopted Rawlings S100® Pro Comp™ as the new standard throughout Major League Baseball® and the original Rawlings S100, the exclusive batting helmet of Minor League Baseball®. Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball.

Rawlings, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, also announced the Rawlings Performance Rating™ (RPR™) system, a first-of-its-kind batting helmet classification system designed to educate consumers on selecting and purchasing the best option of protective headwear based on expected pitch velocities covering all levels of baseball competition.

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company“We continually strive to deliver best-in-class products to the baseball community,” said Robert Parish, president and chief executive officer for Rawlings. “We protect the best players at the highest level of baseball and we take the same perspective and engineering expertise to create this new, first-of-its-kind rating system and high-performance batting helmets for all levels of baseball.”

The Rawlings’ “Know Your Speed™” campaign will engage and educate individuals about this system and its new batting helmets. Rawlings’ professional advisory staff, collegiate coaches and amateur organization partners will use #KnowYourSpeed to increase awareness amongst players, parents and coaches and to provide a better understanding of the protective needs for all competitive levels in baseball. Baseball advocates can join the conversation @RawlingsSports via Twitter.

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About Shayna Howell

Shayna was the Client Development Manager in the Workforce Solutions Group of St Louis Community College. She has over 20 years of experience in the Community College system in training and development, project management, program/course development, grant writing/administration and marketing.

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