Bownet Named as the Official Exclusive Softball and Bucket Provider of the Alliance Fastpitch

BYJess Caron

Bownet Names as the Official Exclusive Softball and Bucket Provider of the Alliance Fastpitch

February 15, 2023 – The Alliance Fastpitch and Bownet have entered into a formal partnership, naming Bownet as the Official Exclusive Softball and Bucket provider of the Alliance Fastpitch. Bownet will also be the Official Equipment Partner of Alliance Fastpitch Camps that are run prior to Alliance Fastpitch Championship Series (AFCS).


Teams will now see Alliance-stamped Bownet balls and buckets for Alliance national events including the AFCS, Stars of Tomorrow Games, and Alliance Fastpitch Camps.


In addition, Bownet will offer Alliance Members exclusive discounts on balls, buckets, and equipment. Alliance registered teams, coaches, and athletes will receive member discount codes and store credits with Bownet.


“I am excited to officially partner with Bownet, one of the most trusted brands in softball,” said Jami Lobpries, CEO of Alliance Fastpitch. “The leadership at Bownet is dedicated to the growth of softball and has supported our mission from day one. It’s important for us to bring more access and value to our membership, and Bownet is a company that provides all members – leagues, organizations, facilities, teams, coaches, athletes – with the training equipment they need year round. Having an Official Ball will allow us more consistency across all of our National events. We are extremely grateful of our partnership with Bownet and look forward to working together to better serve our membership.”


“From day 1, we have been in the business of helping athletes and coaches train at the highest level from anywhere and having the opportunity to work with The Alliance whose core values align is exciting. We are grateful to be able to continue to cultivate a relationship with Jami and here team as we collectively do our part to grow the game of softball.” Jack Lucas, CEO


Bownet will continue to support the AFCS by having an on-site presence at the national championships and will include Bownet prize packages for our champions.


About Alliance Fastpitch

The Alliance Fastpitch is a national league system for amateur fastpitch softball. Founded in 2020, the Alliance Fastpitch offers a clear pathway to play through our regional leagues and National Championships. Alliance Fastpitch competition provides equal opportunities to teams through League Play with a unified scoring system, Cup Series, League Championships and National Championships. Off the field, the Alliance Fastpitch offers yearround community, player recognition, educational resources and membership benefits to individual athletes and coaches. The Alliance Fastpitch was founded by a collaborative effort to change the status quo of youth softball, with a vision to work together and put the female athlete at the forefront of decision-making.


About Bownet

Bownet Sports® is the leader in purpose-built equipment for softball training drills, practices and games. Bownet developed dozens of products for Little League, regional USSSA tournament, college teams and every other level of softball. Bownet believes in a complete training system for athletes and coaches. Widely known for their high-quality nets and goals, they also sell softball training balls, batting tees, ball caddies, balls, buckets, equipment bags and other gear.

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