My son, Braden, began playing with the Rawlings Prospects NC organization in early 2020. With so many travel and showcase baseball options in our area, all fighting for your business, there were multiple reasons we felt Rawlings was the best choice for Braden. To begin with, the first time we met the Rawlings president, Jay Perkinson, he didn't talk about the number of games or tournaments won but instead shared with us the number of players Rawlings Prospects NC had sent to play baseball at the college level. We could tell that it was a source of pride and Jay made it clear that the organization was established for just that reason, to develop young men and put them in a position to make an impression on college coaches and scouts. We have seen evidence of that commitment during our time with Rawlings. Over the years, Braden had a chance to compete against some of the top teams in the country in events sponsored by PBR, Perfect Game, Prospect Select, Impact and others. Braden has also participated in events held at individual colleges where the team played with college coaches in the dugout. Each year we could count on playing multiple times at venues where a strong performance could open the door for future opportunities.