Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Huczek & Ashaway Agreement Extended

Today, Ashaway Racket Strings announced their sponsorship of Jack Huczek, the #2 player on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and three time World Champion, will be extended for two years. Ashaway has sponsored Huczek, who'll be 26 next month, for 11 years.

In the current economic climate, when some other sports figures have had their sponsorships ended, this is a very positive sign for both Huczek and racquetball. The agreement focuses on Huczek's use of the Ashaway Superkill® II string and the signature Jack Huczek/AMPS 311M racquetball shoes.

Furthermore, Huczek, with his MBA degree now in hand, wants "to develop my skills on the business side of the sport, and one of the best ways I can do that is to work more closely with my sponsors. Ashaway has been very supportive of my goals, and I'm looking forward to getting even more involved."

Ashaway Racket Strings are made by Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., the only U.S. manufacturer of string for squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Operated by the Crandall family since 1824, Ashaway has been making racquet strings since 1949. In addition to racquet string, Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications.

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