The Best “Choice” in Lodging November 2, 2006 The National Club Baseball Association and National Club Softball Association proudly announce we have renewed our partnership with Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) as the “Official Hotel Partner of the NCBA & NCSA” through the 2008 season. The extended agreement continues to offer NCBA & NCSA member teams, families, officials, umpires, and fans who book rooms through Choice Hotels’ Sports Desk a discount of 15% at participating Choice brand hotels in the U.S. (on a room available basis). Participants can call the Choice Sports Desk at 877.240.AWAY (2929) or visit choicesportstravel.com and provide the NCBA & NCSA designated code (00215980) in order to insure their discount is applied. Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,200 hotels, representing more than 430,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 40 countries and territories. As of June 30, 2006, 687 hotels are under development in the United States, representing 53,765 rooms, and an additional 65 hotels, representing 5,993 rooms, are under development in more than 20 countries and territories. The company's Cambria Suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel brands serve guests worldwide. Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels Internet site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com. For further information on Choice Hotels, please visit choicesportstravel.com. -Chad Hug National Club Baseball Association & National Club Softball Association firstname.lastname@example.org *Special thanks to Choice Hotels for providing information for this article.