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Racquetball player lands sponsorship deal

December 12, 2012  |  Drew Menard/Liberty University News Service

Flames racquetball standout Shawn Furman recently received a one-year sponsorship deal from ProKennex Racquetball, a leading racquet sports equipment company.

Furman, a senior, will utilize ProKennex equipment and is expected to participate in a specified number of tournaments and host demonstration clinics to showcase the brand. He said the Liberty University racquetball team plans to host one such event at its home court, the Liberty-owned Sports Racket in Lynchburg, where he will have his own station to represent ProKennex.

Furman, a native of Northumberland, Pa., was offered the contract by the commissioner of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Racquetball Conference after one of the team’s tournaments in November.

“Most sponsored players go looking for companies to sponsor them,” said Danny Rodriguez, Flames racquetball head coach. “In Shawn’s case, the ProKennex marketing rep offered to give the sponsor slot to Shawn.”

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