"Rawlings and Gold Sport Collectibles will again create an unforgettable experience at this year's All-Star Game with the announcement of our gold-infused technology at the State Farm Home Run Derby," said Stefano Ongaro, senior vice president of marketing and product development for Gold Sport Collectibles. "The gold 'money ball' is one of the focal points of the entire All-Star Week. There is no better way to highlight this than through using a real, 24-karat gold baseball, which makes this experience for fans and players even more memorable."
Rawlings and Gold Sport Collectibles will sell the 24-karat gold leather 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby baseballs through its authorized dealer network in the U.S. and Canada, and online at www.goldsportcollectibles.com and MLB.com. The balls will also be available in Kansas City at MLB All-Star FanFest. Each ball retails at $149.99 and includes a display case and an official certificate of authenticity.
About RawlingsRawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods in the United States. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes, with high-performance products and protective equipment that enable them to perform at their highest level. With an assortment of baseball, basketball, football and softball game-related product lines, Rawlings is present everywhere team sports are played. Leagues and conferences of all skill levels integrate Rawlings' unparalleled product portfolio into their sports: as the Official Batting Helmet and Ball Supplier of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball for the NCAA®, the official football for the NAIA®, the official basketball for the NAIA, NJCAA® and AAU®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit www.rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.
About Jarden CorporationJarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune 500 and has over 23,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.SOURCE Rawlings