The newest jersey iteration features a dynamic, high-energy design that uses the same technology seen in Russell’s college and professional team uniforms.
Writer: Carly Terwilliger
Little League World Series Week begins today, and Russell Athletic is marking the occasion with the unveiling of the jersey designs to be worn during the 2017 tournaments.
Continuing a partnership that has lasted more than 30 years, Russell is outfitting all U.S. and International regional teams competing in this year’s seven Little League Baseball and Softball World Series tournaments. The partnership also includes the Russell Athletic Uniform Builder at LittleLeagueUniforms.com, where coaches, league officers and district administrators can order custom uniforms complete with the Little League Official Keystone Patch.
The newest Little League World Series jersey iteration features a dynamic, high-energy design with a tonal, abstract pattern that has become increasingly popular with athletes. The jerseys and embellishments are breathable, flexible and durable thanks to sublimation, which infuses printed elements into the fabric. They use the same technology seen in Russell Athletic’s college and professional team uniforms.
Replica jerseys and apparel can be purchased by fans through the Little League Official Store.
“Russell Athletic has been a longtime partner with Little League and congratulates all players, both in the U.S. and Internationally, on a great season,” said Matt Murphy, senior vice president, marketing, Russell Athletic. “We are honored to once again supply all teams at this year’s Little League World Series with best-in-class uniforms to represent the athletes from each region.”
“Each year, at the Little League Baseball and Softball World Series tournaments, boys and girls from around the world get the opportunity to showcase their sportsmanship and skills, while wearing the coolest, most innovative uniforms,” said Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League vice president of marketing and communications. “Little League International is grateful for our 30-plus-year friendship with Russell Athletic and their continued support of the Little League program, which provide uniforms to more than 1,000 of athletes in seven Little League tournaments.”
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