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

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 B.C., the recognized Provincial Sport Organization for amateur baseball in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

BASEBALL B.C. will host Future Stars Series Player Identification and Development events throughout the British Columbia province starting with the February 16th Skills Training & Evaluation Regional Pro Combine in Vancouver.

All players attending Baseball B.C. events 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 says, “As the governing body for baseball in British Columbia, Baseball BC is always looking to evolve and grow players in their province. World team Coach Corey Eckstein is a huge believer in them, and the news was met with strong support from Jamie Bodaly with partner program the Langley Blaze. It’s exciting to start this relationship now and watch it grow over time with the integration of several events in BC to help players achieve.”

BASEBALL B.C. staff will use the scouting, developmental, and analytical information provide by PROGRAM 15 to help players grow and advance and potentially in their selection process for the B.C. entry in the Canada Cup Championship event held every summer between the Canadian provinces. Beginning in 2021, BASEBALL B.C. will bring a full team to Florida for the Future Stars Series World Combine event.

Shawn Schaefer, Grassroots Coordinator, BASEBALL B.C. said, “We are looking forward to our partnership with the Future Star Series while bringing developmental and exposure benefits with the goal of long term success to our athletes in British Columbia.”

BASEBALL B.C. (the B.C. Amateur Baseball Association) is the recognized governing body for baseball in British Columbia. Through its programs and leadership, BASEBALL B.C., in cooperation with its affiliates, supports the development of baseball and aspirations of its members by offering opportunities and setting procedures, standards and policies. BASEBALL B.C. is a unified and democratic organization representing and supporting all legitimate systems of baseball and its different sport expressions. To learn more about BASEBALL B.C. visit https://www.baseball.bc.ca

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.

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.

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