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Torch Eyewear Selected as Official Eyewear Provider for the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series International Week

February 7, 2018

PROGRAM 15, the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, selects Torch Eyewear as the official supplier of on- and off-field eyewear for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series International Week and the PROGRAM 15 Partner Programs.

PROGRAM 15 is proud to announce Torch Eyewear has been selected as the official provider of on- and off-field eyewear for the Future Stars Series International Week and to the PROGRAM 15 Partner Programs.

Louis Wellen, Founder and CEO of Torch Eyewear, has three decades of brand building and product development experience with one of the most iconic eyewear brands in the world. Every ion of that experience along with a full collection of world-class designers, developers and manufactures collaborated to create proven eyewear styles and lens tints that focus on fit and function resulting in a collection of serious eye-protection products.

Wellen says, “We jumped when presented with the opportunity to join the mission of Program 15 and New Balance Future Stars Series. Torch eyewear was designed for athletes demanding serious eye-protection and we believe that aligns perfectly with the commitment of excellence P15 and NBFSS exuberates.”

Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, says, “It’s a huge addition to our players to have the people at Torch on board. The innovation and creativity of the people at Torch is evident in the quality of the eyewear.

Torch Eyewear’s track record is unparalleled and they’re proven in this industry across the last three decades. Louis has pioneered the industry before and truly values his relationships with those wearing his brand. I’m excited to have them join the Change the Game initiative with the Future Stars Series.”

The New Balance Future Stars Series is the global initiative between New Balance Baseball and PROGRAM 15 to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur baseball players the opportunity to reach their full potential through Regional Skills, Training and Development Combines led by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former professional players, scouts, and coaches, including Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans.

Players identified by PROGRAM 15 staff are submitted to New Balance Baseball for advanced opportunities and potential to represent their country at the New Balance Future Stars International Week.

To learn more about Torch Eyewear visit https://www.torch.xyz

For the latest Future Stars Series updates and announcements follow @ftrstarsseries on Twitter or visit http://futurestarsseries.com.

ABOUT PROGRAM 15:
PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on Program15 and the Future Stars Series, visit www.futurestarsseries.com or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on twitter.

ABOUT NEW BALANCE:
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 5,000 associates around the globe, and in 2015 reported worldwide sales of $3.72 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit http://newbalance.newsmarket.com. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest New Balance news on Twitter @NewBalance and newbalance on Facebook.