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Platinum Equity Company Schutt Sports Becomes Official Helmet for UT-Dallas

Press Release · August 30, 2011

Manufacturing

Litchfield, IL – Schutt Sports, a Platinum Equity Portfolio Company and leading domestic manufacturer of batters helmets in the United States, has been named the Official Batter's Helmet for the University of Texas – Dallas.

The multi-year agreement calls for the Comets softball and baseball teams to wear Schutt batters helmets and catchers gear.

"We're fired up about this new opportunity and partnership with Schutt Sports. They offer the best technology and protective equipment on the baseball field, from catcher's gear to batters helmets and we're excited about the chance to put it on," says Shane Shewmate, head baseball coach at UT Dallas. "Our student-athletes work very hard to achieve their ultimate performance and Schutt has put their football protective technology in baseball equipment; that's really made the difference and elite athletes notice how much it helps them perform their best."

The agreement will give Schutt the chance to showcase its all-new AiR Maxx T Batter's helmets for baseball and softball players – a helmet that utilizes the TPU Cushioning technology the company features in its football helmets.

"Dallas is a very important market in the middle of a very important state for diamond sports," said Dianne Baker, national promotions manager for Schutt Sports. "Some of the best athletes in Texas play for UT-Dallas and it's an honor for us to have them choose Schutt Sports as the company they want to gear up with."

The Comets baseball team will give Schutt plenty of exposure, having qualified for the ASC title game in three of the past four seasons.

UT-Dallas is a member of the ultra competitive American Southwest Conference, a Division III powerhouse.

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Dan Whelan
Principal
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