||May 27, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jan Zach, Sponsorship Coordinator
727-821-4059 or 727-418-2282 (cell)
presented to nation's top player since 1987
T0 SPONSOR DICK HOWSER TROPHY
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (NCBWA) – Russ Sloan,
President of the Dick Howser Trophy which is presented annually to America’s best
collegiate baseball player, has announced a new national sponsor. Verizon SuperPages
and SuperPages.com have agreed to become a nationwide sponsor of America’s premier
collegiate baseball award.
The Dick Howser Award was created under the auspices of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of
Commerce and first presented in 1987. The winner is selected by ballot of the National
Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and formally presented at the College World Series
in Omaha, Neb., with a follow-up presentation at the winner’s home campus in the fall.
With operations in 16 countries and annual revenues of more than $4.3 billion, Verizon Information
Services publishes nearly 1,200 U.S. Verizon SuperPages directories and 400 international directories
with a total circulation of approximately 150 million copies worldwide. The company also produces and
markets SuperPages.com, the Internet's #1 online directory and shopping resource.
The Dick Howser Trophy is presented to America’s best collegiate player who also possesses the traits of
character, leadership, and courage. The winner is selected from the 287 Division I collegiate baseball
programs in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Rolando Rivas, director, marketing communications for Verizon SuperPages said, "We are very excited about
our association with this distinguished honor and all that it represents – leadership, character,
courage, and of course – results on the field. We take pride in delivering the best results for our
customers, and we look forward to recognizing college baseball's top performer with the Dick Howser
David Feaster who chairs the Dick Howser Committee of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce stated,
"In our 15 years of presenting this award, we are extremely pleased and honored to have a national company
of the stature of Verizon SuperPages join us in taking this award to a new level of awareness and
Verizon officials will join the Dick Howser Committee officials at the Dick Howser Award presentation
June 12th and 13th at the College World Series in Omaha.