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ABCA announces new partnership with Underhill International

April 19, 2023

Underhill The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) is proud to announce its new partnership with Underhill International, a leading manufacturer of hoses, nozzles, and specialty watering products for sports fields and groundskeepers. Underhill has a strong reputation in the industry for innovative products that serve fields from local Little Leagues to professional baseball stadiums.

“We are excited to begin our partnership with Underhill International,” said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. “We’re proud to partner with a company who understands the amount of time coaches spend keeping their playing surfaces safe and consistent and provides tools to make field maintenance easier and more efficient.”

As part of the partnership, Underhill and the ABCA will launch Friday Field Tips every other Friday starting in April on all social media channels. Each post will feature a tip from an industry professional on how to make your field look and play like the pros.

Ken Newcomb, Sales & Operations Manager for Underhill International, expressed his excitement about the partnership with the ABCA. “As I watched my son in high school baseball, I saw how much energy, time, and effort the coaches put into their fields. I felt it would be a great opportunity to bring the coaches access to the same professional products and experience that professional groundskeepers have. We were excited to attend the ABCA Convention in January and had a great time meeting coaches and discussing our shared passion for the game. Looking ahead to 2024, we are already thinking of ways to deepen our involvement in conjunction with our distributor partners. Stay tuned for more updates!”

About Underhill
Are you facing any challenges with field maintenance? Don't worry, Underhill is here to help! With decades of turf management experience, our team is always ready to assist coaches with any questions or problems they may have. We understand how important it is to maintain high-quality playing conditions for your athletes, and we want to support you every step of the way. We take pride in our extensive network of distributors, who are experts in their respective fields. If you have any questions or concerns about field maintenance, our team can connect you with a local distributor who can provide tailored advice and solutions. We want to make sure you have everything you need to keep your field in top condition, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us – we're always here to help!

About the ABCA
Founded in 1945, the American Baseball Coaches Association is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 15,000 members represent all 50 states and 41 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School, Youth and Travel.

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