CARY, NORTH CAROLINA (January 28, 2022) – USA Baseball and USA Baseball Sports Properties within LEARFIELD announced an exclusive multi-year relationship with VukGripz, the award-winning American-made bat grip company. The three-year agreement makes VukGripz the Official Bat Grip Supplier of all six USA Baseball national teams and its national team development programs.
Through this agreement, USA Baseball will work closely with VukGripz on designing custom products to be made available for purchase at the USA Baseball Team Store at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, and online at USABaseballShop.com. Additionally, VukGripz also becomes the presenting sponsor of the annual USABat Guide.
“USA Baseball is thrilled to welcome VukGripz to the organization as the Official Bat Grip Supplier for our national teams and national team development programs,” said USA Baseball Chief Operating Officer David Perkins. “VukGripz has made a significant impact in the baseball and softball marketplace in a short period of time and garners the respect from hosts of athletes and coaches in the baseball community. We look forward to continuing to outfit the best baseball players in the United States with the highest quality products as we compete for world championships around the globe.”
“We at VukGripz are extremely excited to come on as a partner with USA Baseball for 2022 and beyond,” said Founder and CEO RJ Vukovich. “As an American-made product, we live and bleed the game of baseball at Vuk, and to partner with the standard for American baseball is beyond exciting. We look forward to helping players around the country enhance their performance with our revolutionary bat grip and become a part of the USA Baseball community.”
VukGripz is an American-made grip company that allows athletes to get the best grip on their sports equipment. Its baseball and softball products earned “Best of Show” at the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) convention in 2017 after being named the No. 1 Performance Bat Grip and No. 1 Complete Gripping system in baseball and softball. The advanced performance of the VukGripz system allows athletes to maintain their grip in wet, muddy, moist, and cold conditions more than traditional batting gloves with bat grips.
Founded in 2013 by RJ Vukovich, VukGripz was field-tested during his professional baseball career. Now, years later, VukGripz has helped thousands of athletes enhance their performance with its revolutionary grip design, from pros to little leaguers, as well as in the sports of field hockey, golf, hockey, lacrosse, pickleball, and tennis. VukGripz is available nationwide and online at VukGripz.com.