The expression “Play Ball” will unleash a flood of emotions and a rush of young feet for disabled young athletes participating in Ringor’s Friends of the Pros softball game in Louisiana this week. The game will feature several local disabled athletes and pro players from the NPF. The event will take place at 6:00 pm Wednesday August 17 and in close proximity to the 2011 NPF Championship Series that begins on Thursday. Many adoring fans and aspiring athletes will be traveling to Sulphur, Louisiana to see their favorite fastpitch team compete, but few others will be lucky enough to get tips directly from the pros.
“This has become one of our most successful and rewarding annual events. Watching these professional athletes give back in such a significant, personal way leaves a lasting impression upon everyone, and the experience is priceless for these children” says Kirk Ihlenburg/CEO, RINGOR.
Ringor has had a clear mission and targeted products from the start. Founded in 1983, the company identified a need and created a niche in women’s fastpitch softball. In their effort to develop a softball shoe that would reduce the injuries caused by the traditional three spike and post cleat designs, Ringor started working directly with athletes. Their focus on gaining a more intimate understanding of athletes’ comfort and performance needs resulted in the first cleated softball shoe ever to be awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The award honors their achievement in promoting the highest standard of foot function and foot health during play. Today, Ringor continues to set new benchmarks for athletic footwear. High standards and a low profile have earned Ringor great respect among all level of players who depend on the excellent quality of their shoes.
Ringor is the official footwear brand of National Pro Fastpitch and is honored to sponsor this inspiring event.