njcaa renews contracts with spalding for basketball, dudley for softball

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (July 15, 2019) – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced contract renewals with Spalding® and Dudley® for five-year agreements. Spalding® will continue to serve as the official basketball while Dudley® will continue its partnership as the official softball of the association. 

Spalding®, the parent company to Dudley®, initially partnered with the NJCAA in 2013 as the Official Basketball of the association. Dudley® has served as the Official Softball of the NJCAA since 1983.

"Spalding and Dudley's longstanding partnership with the NJCAA has proved to be a great relationship for both sides," stated NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker. "The contract renewals are a testament to the quality products provided to our membership from both Spalding and Dudley. Our student-athletes will be able to continuously compete at the highest level thanks to our partnership with both parties."

Member institutions from around the country will continue to utilize Spalding's TF-1000 Legacy product that is cushioned for control and built for a true bounce.

Dudley's NFHS THUNDER HEAT® Fastpitch Softball will continue to be the primary ball for all NJCAA student-athletes on the softball diamond.

"Spalding is pleased to be a key strategic partner of the NJCAA," said Spalding VP, Brand Communications Jack Marquardt.  "Being the official ball partner of the NJCAA is an exciting opportunity for Spalding to continue to work with top-tier athletes and teams across the US.  We look forward to providing the highest-quality equipment that allows student-athletes to compete at the highest level."