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									Schutt Sports Announces New Multi-Year Partnership with Pop Warner, Football's Premier Youth Organization
World's #1 Maker of Football Helmets Named Official Helmet of Pop Warner
Litchfield, Illinois (PRWEB) May 28, 2009 -- Schutt Sports announced today that it has reached an exclusive multi-year partnership agreement with Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation's largest and oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization with over 400,000 participants. The partnership will make Schutt the Official Helmet and Official Equipment Reconditioner of Pop Warner. Schutt also retains the option to extend the agreement through 2014. As part of the partnership, Schutt will offer the following to Pop Warner: • Exclusive preferred helmet pricing packages and reconditioning programs • An annual product grant to help provide needy Pop Warner programs with Schutt helmet packages • An annual scholarship donation to benefit Pop Warner football players • A DVD highlighting proper helmet fitting and concussion awareness in conjunction with Pop Warner • A national Pop Warner Helmet Reconditioning/Recertification Policy ensuring that all Pop Warner participants are playing with safe equipment. Schutt will activate at Pop Warner events including The Pop Warner Super Bowl, which features many of the nation's top youth football teams "We couldn't be more excited about joining forces with the world's foremost youth football organization," says Dave Rossi, Vice President of Marketing for Schutt Sports. "Pop Warner is where NFL stars like Emmitt Smith, Donovan McNabb, Matt Ryan and Eli Manning learned the game of football. When people think of youth football - they think of Pop Warner. It's important that kids not only learn the game the right way but that they have the best protection possible. The great coaches and staff of Pop Warner will take care of the first part and we'll now take care of the second part with our great Schutt gear, including the best youth helmets in football." "Pop Warner is pleased to offer our coaches and administrators access to the most technologically advanced helmet equipment. Schutt's commitment to product advancement and to developing a reconditioning and recertification program for our teams will ensure that our participants are playing with the safest equipment." said Sam Mutz, Pop Warner Football Commissioner. About Schutt Sports and Schutt Reconditioning: Founded in 1918, Schutt Sports has grown from the tinkering of one man in the back room of his hardware store to become the world's #1 maker of football helmets and faceguards. Three out of four professional football players take the field wearing Schutt gear. Schutt Sports is the only football manufacturer in the world to advance beyond the traditional foam padding, by offering thermoplastic urethane (TPU) cushioning in many of its helmet lines. Schutt Reconditioning is leading the way for the reconditioning industry, now testing twice as many helmets as required by industry standards. Schutt Sports is also the Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball. The USA Olympic Softball Team has won three gold medals and one silver medal - all wearing Schutt batter's helmets. Schutt Sports is the largest domestic manufacturer of batter's helmets. About Pop Warner: Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, PA,. Pop Warner Little Scholars is the largest national youth
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football and cheerleading organization in the United States and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as an equivalent to athletics. Currently there are over 400,000 children in Pop Warner organizations in 43 states, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Japan and Mexico. The NFLPA estimates that 70% of all current NFL Players got their starts in Pop Warner programs. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs visit htttp://www.popwarner.com [Pop Warner Football ###

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Contact Information Glenn Beckmann Schutt Sports, Inc. http://www.schuttsports.com 800-426-9784 Jason Howarth Pop Warner http://www.popwarner.com 617-412-4000

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