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FORCHT BANK EXTENDS BASEBALL TITLE SPONSORSHIP

October 27, 2010
KHS GameNight



LEXINGTON, Ky. - Forcht Bank, the title sponsor of the KHSAA State Baseball Tournament for the past three years, has signed an agreement with the KHSAA that will extend its sponsorship of the event through the 2013 season.


Forcht Bank has been the title sponsor of the KHSAA State Baseball Tournament since 2008. In addition to title sponsorship and promotions opportunities, Forcht Bank also funds four scholarships annually for student-athletes that participate in the event.


"We're excited to continue this partnership with the KHSAA that supports high school baseball in Kentucky," said Eddie Woodruff, chief marketing officer for Forcht Group of Kentucky. "It's a natural fit for Forcht Bank since we have 34 banking centers around the state."


The Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament has been played at Applebee's Park in Lexington since 2002. The park will continue to host the event through the 2012 season. The tournament has seen considerable growth, from four teams to eight in 2003 and expansion to 16 teams last season.


"Forcht Bank and their partnership allow this event to continue to expand," said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. "With our recent format change to sixteen teams, and the long term presence of our friends at Forcht Bank, we know that can only mean even better things for the participants in our state tournament."



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