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PROGRAM 15 Expands New Balance Future Stars Series Amateur Player Growth and Development in Canada with BASEBALL ONTARIO Partnership Announcement

February 6, 2020

PROGRAM 15, the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, welcomes Baseball Ontario, the provincial governing body for baseball in Ontario, as Future Stars Series Regional Partners.

PROGRAM 15 and New Balance Baseball continue their unwavering commitment to change 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 with the announcement of their collaboration with Baseball Ontario, the recognized Provincial Sport Organization for amateur baseball in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Baseball Ontario will host two Future Stars Series Player Identification and Development events in May and September where regional amateur players will be evaluated by PROGRAM 15 Professional Scouts for selection to attend the Future Stars Series World Combine and potential invitation to join the World Team Roster for the Future Stars Series International Week, the annual signature event of New Balance Baseball and PROGRAM 15 held at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.

Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series said, “I’m excited about this relationship with Baseball Ontario. I’ve spent a ton of time in the province over the years, and our relationship with Sean Travers and the Ontario Blue Jays has proven to be a good introduction to the province and great for players. We’re very happy to take this next step with the governing body to help as many Ontario players as possible.”

PROGRAM 15 will provide Baseball Ontario staff with scouting, developmental, and analytical data on players that can be used in the provincial baseball evaluation processes.

Baseball Ontario may explore bringing a full team of players selected by PROGRAM 15 to the 2021 Future Stars Series World Combine event.

Frank Fascia of Baseball Ontario’s EBLO (Elite Baseball League of Ontario) said, “We are excited about our new relationship with PROGRAM 15, which allows us to add to the exposure and development of EBLO players in our province.”

ABOUT BASEBALL ONTARIO:
Founded in 1918 under the name “Ontario Baseball Amateur Association”, Baseball Ontario, officially known as the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA), is the provincial governing body for baseball in Ontario. To learn more about BASEBALL ONTARIO visit https://baseballontario.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 PROGRAM 15 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. Manufactured in the U.S. for over 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance Made U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 6,000 associates around the globe, and in 2017 reported worldwide sales of $4 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit http://newbalance.newsmarket.com.