NCAA Division 1 Fast Pitch Softball is Back!

Team IP Sports’s client ESPN Events just finished up the Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield as a kickstart to the “Road to OKC” and the NCAA College Softball World Series to crown another National Champion. 

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Shriners Children is a new title sponsor for the event and a client of Team IP for other events to include the Shriners Children’s East West Bowl and the Shriners Children’s Baseball Showcase just hosted and held at the home of the MLB World Champions Texas Rangers.

The competition was intense with 16 of the top college softball programs in the country all playing on ESPN telecast games in Clearwater, Florida.  The teams included Florida State University, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina, Northwestern, Oklahoma State University, Stanford University, University of Tennesse, University of Texas. University of Central Florida, UCLA, University of Washington, and University of Wisconsin. All 16 teams were scheduled as a team to greet fans and sign autographs during the multi-day event.

The Shriners Children's Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield is not just about the thrill of the games but it also about making every play count for a noble cause. Fans attending the event were able to give contributions for the children and their families by visiting the Team IP booth onsite.  Exclusive Invitational merchandise is still available for purchase, providing fans with a tangible way to support Shriners Children's while taking home a piece of the action.  Visit

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"We are honored to be part of the Shriners Children's Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield and contribute to such a meaningful cause," said Randy Sparks, CEO & Founder of Team IP. "Beyond the competition on the field, this event exemplifies the spirit of giving back and making a positive impact in the lives of others."

"We are looking forward to having Team IP as the merchandiser for this year's Shriners Children's Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield," said Dusty Johnson, National Director of Sports at Shriners Hospitals for Children. "Their commitment to excellence and allowing consumers to contribute to the children and families complements our goal of delivering exceptional experiences for the participants and supporters. As the new title sponsor this embodies the camaraderie of partnerships that defines the event.”

Looking for a way to get exclusive merch for your event? Contact us today and have Team IP be the official merchandiser for your upcoming sports event!

About ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2023, the 33-event schedule includes four early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, nine college basketball events, a college softball event and the inaugural Band of the Year National Championship, in addition to a new college gymnastics event coming in 2024. Collectively, these events account for over 400 hours of live programming on ESPN platforms, while reaching 60 million viewers and attracting more than 650,000 annual attendees. Each year, the portfolio of events features more than 20 Division I conferences and hosts over 4,000 participating student-athletes. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. Follow ESPN Events on FacebookTwitter/X and YouTube.

About Team IP Sports (Team IP)

Team IP is recognized as the No. 1 Souvenir Merchandiser for amateur sports in the U.S., servicing over 2,800+ events annually.  A five-time recipient of the INC 500/5000 Award presented the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.  Team IP Sports is also a corporate partner and member of Bowl Season and is the #1 college football bowl merchandiser in the U.S.   Collegiate based partners include ESPN Events owned and operated NCAA College Football, Basketball, Softball and Gymnastics properties [Bahamas Bowl - Boca Raton Bowl - Cure Bowl - Gasparilla Bowl - Carmelia Bowl - Birmingham Bowl - Myrtle Beach Bowl - Frisco Bowl - Frisco Classic - First Responder Bowl - Armed Forces Bowl - Las Vegas Bowl - Potato Bowl - Charleston Classic - Clearwater Invitational], Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Independence Bowl, LendingTree Bowl, TaxSlayer Bowl, ReliaQuest Bowl, San Francisco Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Sun Bowl, Arizona Bowl, East West Shriners Bowl and Senior Bowl, and many other collegiate level event organizations.