SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholar Profile: Ryan Farrar

Ryan FarrarNext week in Chicago, five young professionals in the sports and fitness industry will be recognized as the Class of 2014 SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholars. All five of these recipients will be present at SFIA’s Industry Leaders Summit on September 16-17, 2014 at the Drake Hotel.

Each of our scholarship recipients is incredibly talented and display an incredible amount of promise as they rise to the top of their field. This week, SFIAinsider, in collaboration with SFIA Weekly, will be posting exclusive interviews with each of our five winners. We are honored to have the opportunity to put them in the spotlight before the event.

Meet Ryan Farrar, Director of Fall Hardgoods at SFIA member company Rawlings, former college baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in high school. Continue reading to see the full interview.

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SFIA Member Rawlings to ring Opening Bell at NYSE

Photo by: RAWLINGS

Officials from Rawlings’ parent company, Jarden, will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow, November 7th. Rawlings’ annual Gold Glove awards ceremony will follow and be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 8th. Mike Thompson, Rawlings senior vice president of marketing, said sponsors include Gold Sport Collectibles as the title, along with American Airlines, Bank of America, Baseball America and Sony.

Willie Mays will receive a lifetime achievement award and present the Gold Glove for center fielders. Other hall of famers presenting include Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan,Ozzie Smith, Al Kaline and Brooks Robinson.

Below is the full list of 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove winners:

2013 Gold Glove Winners
Position AL Winner Times Won NL Winner Times Won
C Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1 Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 6
1B Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 1 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
2B Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox 3 Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds 4
3B Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 1 Nolan Arenado, Colardo Rockies 1
SS J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles 2 Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta Braves 1
LF Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals 3 Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies 3
CF Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles 3 Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers 1
RF Shane Victorino, Boston Red Sox 4 Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
P R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays 1 Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals 2

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VIDEO: The Products that Make up the World Series

Two of the most storied franchises from SFIA member Major League Baseball will take the field this week in a tradition that spans 109 years. Players from both the Red Sox and Cardinals will be wearing and using products that SFIA members produce. For this post, we wanted to highlight some of those products through video (thanks YouTube). Credit to Chevrolet for producing these videos aka you’ll have to sit through a 15 second Chevy ad on the front end of each of these videos (well worth it though).

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