CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (March 25, 2021) - Perfect Game President, Jerry Ford, announced the launch of a multiyear relationship with VukGripz, making the leading manufacturer of award-winning, sports equipment gripping products the Official Bat Grip partner of Perfect Game.
As part of its National Bat Grip partnership, VukGripz will design and manufacture an exclusive line of Perfect Game branded bat tape that can be purchased online on Perfect Game's website and at select Perfect Game baseball and softball events around the country. VukGripz was an Innovations Arena exhibitor at the NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit in 2018 and 2019.
In 2017, VukGripz captured "Best of Show" honors at the American Baseball Coaches Association convention, when it was named makers of the No. 1 Performance Bat Grip and No. 1 Complete Gripping System in baseball and softball. VukGripz' advanced performance system allows hitters to maintain their grip in wet, muddy, moist, or cold conditions by providing more friction/grip than traditional batting gloves.
In addition to its popular bat grips and batting gloves, VukGripz manufactures gripping products for use in hockey, tennis, lacrosse, field hockey, golf and pickleball. All VukGripz bat grips are made in the United States.
"We're very happy to have VukGripz as a national partner. Its line of baseball and softball products have gained quick acceptance from players at every level of competition, including the Major Leagues," stated Brad Clement, CEO of Perfect Game. "Perfect Game strives to provide best-in-class service to all of our baseball and softball participants, and that includes forging strategic relationships with companies such as VukGripz. VukGripz manufactures best-in-class products that help make the game more fun and enjoyable for all."
"Partnering with Perfect Game is a natural progression for our young company," said RJ Vukovich, VukGripz Founder and CEO. "As a former professional baseball player who developed and perfected a unique bat grip technology that improved my success and grip at the plate, I know my bat grips will increase the bat speed, control and overall performance at the plate of Perfect Game athletes!"