Jim Anderson
Vice President/Director of Sales
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March 27, 2009

Players For The Planet and MaxBat Swing for the Fences

Sarasota, Fl. - March 27, 2009 – Players For The Planet and baseball bat manufacturer MaxBat have partnered to create a green logo and label in honor and support of the environmental initiatives that Players For The Planet is implementing within professional sports.  Players For The Planet founder and Cincinnati Reds outfielder, Chris Dickerson, will be using these specially designed bats during each game and hopes to inspire other Players For The Planet athletes to do the same.

MaxBat, one of North America's leading wooden bat manufacturers, will be producing these specially designed bats to help identify Dickerson as a Players For The Planet athlete."Our company is extremely proud to be associated with Chris Dickerson and the vision of," said Jim Anderson, V.P. and Director of Sales for MaxBat, Inc. "Each time Chris is up to bat and the green MaxBat logo is visible, we feel the fans, players, and broadcasters will take notice of the unique logo color which will ultimately help raise environmental awareness among those groups.  It's been our experience that the more unique something is, the more people will talk about it, and we're confident that this will be one of those instances.”

Dickerson is proud to be the first athlete swinging for the fences with the new Players For The Planet bat. “I’m grateful to MaxBat for providing our foundation with the opportunity to associate their name with our foundation during games. I’m honored to use the bats during the season in hopes that the green logo will generate publicity for our cause and will influence other Players For The Planet athletes to do the same.”

Players For The Planet, founded by professional baseball players, Chris Dickerson of the Cincinnati Reds and Jack Cassel of the Cleveland Indians,  is an environmental organization focused on bringing professional athletes together to help inspire all communities into action. The foundation brings environmental awareness to sports by implementing recycling and conservation programs throughout youth, high school, college and professional sports programs. Players For The Planet salutes members of high school and collegiate athletic programs that are taking the initiative to "go green." To learn more or to view all of the professional athletes on board, visit

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