Springfield, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today Baron Championship Rings has been named the exclusive ring provider to the Basketball Hall of Fame for its 2019 Enshrinement Class. Rings will be provided to the newest Hall of Fame Class this September at the Induction Celebration at Mohegan Sun Presented by Baron Championship Rings.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Baron Championship Rings,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “The Class of 2019 will receive beautiful commemorative rings created by the Baron team, and we are proud to be supporting their community initiatives as well. We look forward to growing our partnership in the years to come.”
As part of the newly established partnership, the Hall of Fame is proud to support Baron’s Leave No One Behind Program. The Leave No One Behind Program was created for players, coaches or entire organizations that may have not had the necessary means to fully participate in, or celebrate their sport. Everyday there are examples of individuals or teams that would have been sidelined if it were not for the generosity of coaches, parents, and other players that financially show support for league fees, uniforms or even Championship Rings. Baron sought out to relieve this burden by creating the Leave No One Behind program. With the support of partners like the Hall of Fame, Baron is excited for the future and the impact the program will have.
“Baron is honored to support the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them to modernize their recognition and commemorative collections moving forward,” said Peter Kanis, President of Baron. “Hoophall is an extremely important part of our portfolio, and we plan on playing a pivotal role as their new partner. We believe our strong foundation as a North American company, and ever-progressive design and manufacturing capabilities, will continue to revolutionize the Championship Ring market.”
Furthermore, Baron and the Hall of Fame will be launching a Prizeo campaign to raise funds for the Hall of Fame and the Legends Ring Program, in an effort to provide a Baron ring to all living Hall of Famers. Prizeo is a global fundraising platform that allows supporters of the program to make a donation which gains them eligibility into a sweepstakes for exclusive Hall of Fame opportunities, event tickets and gear.
The Class of 2019 will be enshrined on Friday, September 6 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Ticket packages to the 2019 Enshrinement Ceremony and all Enshrinement events are on sale now and available online at www.hoophall.com or by calling the Basketball Hall of Fame at (413) 231-5513. Premium Sponsors of Enshrinement 2019 include Haggar Clothing Company, Baron Championship Rings, Mohegan Sun and Panini.
About Baron Championship Rings
With the continuing growth trend, Baron is being recognized as North America's fasting growing company in the Championship Ring sector. Baron, with its strong foundation and ever-progressive design and manufacturing capabilities, will continue to revolutionize the recognition market. Baron will continue to build on their reputation as an industry leader through their ability to provide efficient, mastery-level craftsmanship. For more information, visit www.baronrings.com or follow @baronrings.
About the "Leave No One Behind" Program
Sport has often been called a metaphor for life, and Baron has realized more often than not, the situations one faces in a game or on the field have plenty in common with our day-to-day. Competition, perseverance, maintaining a ‘DO WORK’ attitude . . . sports teaches these, plus many other necessary qualities for a successful journey through life. Baron's "Leave No One Behind" Program works to build collaborations, partnerships, and to have a dramatic impact in the sports-based sector. The Leave No One Behind Program was created for players, coaches or entire organizations that may have not had the necessary means to fully participate in, or celebrate their sport. Everyday there are examples of individuals or teams that would have been sidelined if it were not for the generosity of coaches, parents, and other players that financially show support for league fees, uniforms or even Championship Rings. Baron sought out to relieve this burden by creating the Leave No One Behind program and recently incorporated "Leave No one Behind" as a Canadian Federal Not for profit corporation. Baron is a company of passionate professionals who strive to inspire excellence and recognize greatness in the compelling world of sports. The deployment of the Leave No One Behind program aims to level the playing field and ensure every athlete and team gets the support they need. Baron's program is about empowering people, by "PAYING IT FORWARD" and generating a ripple effect from one athlete or team to the next. Sports build character, increase confidence and are responsible for teaching life lessons that extend well beyond the playing field. Baron will continue to share the inspirational stories from the individuals and teams that this initiative is able to reach.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.