SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Worth Sports ®, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), is proud to stand beside its long-time president and chief executive officer, Robert Parish, as he was inducted into the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Hall of Fame Sponsor Category Friday at USSSA's annual Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in Sanibel Island, Florida.
USSSA and Worth Sports have enjoyed an extensive relationship spanning generations. Worth Sports currently stands as an Official Partner in the following categories: Sporting Goods Retailer, Baseballs, Exclusive Tournament and World Series Baseballs, Tournament Softballs, Bats, Fielding Gloves and Batting Helmets.
"As a true partner of USSSA for so many years, the Parish family and USSSA have been synonymous in their visions for the future," said Don DeDonatis, National Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of USSSA. "Robert's leadership and commitment has taken Worth to the next level, and his dedication to our relationship made him an obvious choice by me and the USSSA Board of Directors as the newest member of the USSSA Hall of Fame."
With Parish at the helm, Worth Sports believes in the strength of partnerships to prove and showcase the brand's on-field authenticity; a pillar in the company's business objectives."An induction into the prestigious USSSA Hall of Fame is a humbling honor and a testament to everyone who helped foster and grow Worth's partnership with USSSA," said Parish, currently the president and chief executive officer of St. Louis-based Jarden Team Sports, which along with Worth include other diamond sports brands Rawlings and Miken. "I cannot thank Don DeDonatis enough for his leadership of USSSA, his stewardship of our business initiatives, and his friendship to me over the years." Worth Sports would like to thank USSSA for acknowledging the hard work and dedication of its leader, and the company is excited to expand their partnership as both entities continue to grow.