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New Balance Announces Partnership with Local Hero Manny Delcarmen and Annual Bowlin' Strikes for School

May 20th 2010

Boston, MA -

Global athletic leader New Balance announced today the signing of Hyde Park native and pitcher Manny Delcarmen, to a multi-year endorsement contract. New Balance will be Delcarmen's official footwear and off-field apparel provider and will partner with him as presenting sponsor of his Annual Bowlin' Strikes for Schools event benefiting Boston Public Schools on June 28.

"I am really excited that New Balance is joining me in support of my charity, which is very important to me," says Delcarmen. "The New Balance cleats are light and comfortable; hopefully they will help me strike guys out all season."

"As a Boston-based company, we are proud to partner with Manny, who grew up here and who shares our passion for giving back to the local community," says Mark Cavanaugh, General Manager for Team Sports at New Balance. "We look forward to supporting him both on the diamond and off the field in his charitable endeavors."

Delcarmen wears the New Balance 1101 baseball spike. Dubbed a "running shoe on spikes," the 1101 features high performance running technologies to eliminate spike pressure and give an athlete unparalleled comfort and fit on the diamond.

Bowlin' Strikes for Schools will be held on June 28, 2010 at 6:00 p.m at Jillian's Boston, located at 145 Ipswich Street. The event will feature guest appearances by local athletes and media personalities, complimentary appetizers, entertainment, bowling, auctions and raffle prizes, with all proceeds going directly to Boston Public Schools. Delcarmen grew up in Hyde Park and attended Boston Public Schools. An avid bowler, he has raised more than $70,000 since the events inception in 2005. Please visit mannyd17.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

About New Balance

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. New Balance employs more than 4,000 people around the globe, and in 2009 reported worldwide sales of $1.64 billion. For more information please visit www.newbalance.com.