AUSTIN, TX (June 29, 2017) - FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a partnership with National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) to live stream nine pro softball games throughout the summer on FloSoftball.com. The deal enables FloSoftball to air pro fastpitch games for the first time, as the professional league grows.
Live coverage will feature all six affiliate NPF teams, including the Beijing Shougang Eagles, the first professional international team in the league. The full list of NPF games that will air on FloSoftball include:
* July 11, 2017 -- USSSA Pride vs Texas Charge
* July 18, 2017 -- Akron Racers vs Texas Charge
* July 23, 2017 -- Akron Racers vs Scrap Yard Dawgs
* July 25, 2017 -- Scrap Yard Dawgs vs Chicago Bandits (DH)
* Aug 1, 2017 -- Beijing Shougang Eagles vs Scrap Yard Dawgs
* Aug 5, 2017 -- Scrap Yard vs. USSSA Pride
* Aug 8, 2017 -- Beijing Shougang Eagles vs USSSA Pride (DH)
"FloSoftball's mission is to cover the best in fastpitch-- from youth, club and high school up through the pro ranks," said Brentt Eads, FloSoftball GM and Rights Acquisition Manager. "We're excited to partner with NPF this summer because it gives our growing softball fan base an opportunity to be part of the best the sport has to offer.
The combination of live streaming these events coupled with complementary content on FloSoftball.com will highlight these talented athletes both on and off the field and feed the aspirations of the next generation of players who will someday realize their own dreams of playing in the NPF."
"The NPF is constantly working to build our brand and reach new fans with our product and content," said Cheri Kempf, NPF Commissioner. "We realize FloSports has a large following of young softball players and we look forward to exposing those players to the extraordinarily talented athletes of the NPF. The aspirations of the next generation will be fed by seeing the very best athletes compete at the highest level."
To access live coverage of the NPF professional softball games, users must sign up to become monthly or annual FloPRO subscribers on FloSoftball.com. In addition to live coverage, users can access premium softball content, including interviews, rankings, and more.
FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, partners with event rights holders and governing bodies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the athletes and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header are Wrestling, Grappling, MMA, Elite Fitness, Softball, Tennis, Pro Wrestling, Gymnastics, Marching, Basketball, Volleyball, eSports, Racing, Rodeo, Rugby, Climbing, Swimming, Cheerleading, and Track.
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.