Written By Lauren Vandenbroek
AKRON, OH – June 29, 2012 – The Akron Racers are pleased to announce their new auction item up for bid; a glove signed by softball icon Jennie Finch.
Jennie Finch is a former pitcher for the USA National softball team and for the Chicago Bandits. She earned a gold medal with Team USA at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She is known to be the most famous softball player in history and has helped expand the sport to what it is today.
The signed glove is a Louisville Slugger Fielding Glove from the Diva line. It is black, gray and pink and is designed for developing youth players. Finch’s signature is down the left side in silver sharpie.
Fans can bid on the pink softball basket starting today by visiting www.akronracers.org
and clicking on the Akron Racers Charities logo. The auction will expire on July 10, 2012.
For more information about the Akron Racers or questions regarding the auction call 330-376-8188.
About the Akron Racers:
The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 11th season of play in 2012. www.akronracers.org
About National Pro Fastpitch:
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com
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