Easton Diamond Sports Announced As 2020 Top Gun Invitational Title Sponsor

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Shawnee, Kan. – Top Gun Events, the national leader in premier youth fastpitch tournaments, is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with Easton Diamond Sports to become the title sponsor of the 2020 Top Gun Invitational. As part of the agreement, Easton will provide prize packages worth $5,000 to the champions of the 12U-18U Maverick competition divisions. 

Scheduled for June 11-14 in the greater Kansas City Metro area, the Top Gun Invitational is one of the premier summer invitational tournaments for elite level fastpitch teams in the country.  In 2019, nearly 220 teams participated in the four-day event from 14 states. 

“I created Top Gun Events and the Top Gun Invitational in 2013 to bring together the best competition for teams to showcase their talents,” said Robb Behymer, founder of Top Gun Events. “To have Easton recognize that the Top Gun Invitational is an event they want to put their name on further proves that we created a high quality, elite level tournament that the best teams and athletes in the country want to play in. I look forward to seeing where this partnership will take us.”

Easton is the world’s leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment and the most iconic brand in those sports. Breakthrough technologies with aluminum and composite materials has propelled Easton to number one position for all bat manufacturers. 

“Expanding our partnership with Top Gun Events, especially as it related to helping further enrich such a premier event like the Top Gun Invitational, was an easy decision,” said Don Cooper, Easton Director of Marketing/Sponsorships – Associations. “What Robb and his team have built is simply amazing, and our announcement comes at a time when we not only see unprecedented growth in our Easton fastpitch line of equipment but our entire organization from top-to-bottom also believes in the potential to further grow the game and help more and more players unlock their greatest potential.”

The 2020 Top Gun Invitational has closed the application date for team entries and on December 13, will announce all the teams that have been chosen to play. For more information on Top Gun Events and the entire list of 2020 tournaments under the Top Gun events brand, please visit www.topgunevents.com.  

About Top Gun Events

Founded in 2013, it is the mission of Top Gun Events to bring together the best competition for teams to showcase their talents, to provide helpful recruiting materials and to award financial college scholarships based on academics, citizenship and community recommendations. 

About Easton

Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment, and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Diamond Sports, LLC. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies propelled Easton to the No. 1 bat position, including breakthrough technologies with aluminum and composite materials. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has long-standing relationships with Little League Baseball, USSSA Baseball & Softball, USA Baseball & Softball, hundreds of NCAA collegiate teams and numerous professional baseball and softball players. For more information, please visit https://www.easton.com

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