Rawlings has been named the Official Helmet of PONY Baseball and Softball. As a result, all PONY Baseball and Softball leagues will be encouraged to wear Rawlings helmets during all game play and tournaments commencing January 2009.

“Rawlings and the PONY Baseball and Softball leagues both share a passion for safety and well-being of athletes.  It is a great honor to be chosen as the Official Helmet of the PONY organization,” said Mike Thompson, Rawlings Senior Vice-President, Sports Marketing. “We’re looking forward to spreading the word about the importance of each athlete owning their own helmet. Now PONY Baseball and Softball athletes can be safe out on the field while benefitting from the comfort and superior fit of Rawlings helmets.”

“This is a great opportunity to provide a quality product from a quality manufacturer and partner, Rawlings Sporting Goods,” stated Abraham Key, president and CEO of PONY Baseball and Softball. “PONY is committed to the safety and health of our athletes and the selection of the Rawlings batting helmets will continue our efforts to keep the game safe.”


The new partnership will be promoted via banners, advertising, email blast, website banner ads, newsletters, media guides, rule books, sign up sheets, and other printed material for players and coaches.