Chasen Ford Named April 2013 GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month

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Chasen Ford is recognized by the National High School Coaches Association and GTM Sportswear for strong athletic and academic performance.

It is a great honor to be recognized for such an award

GTM Sportswear® and the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) are pleased to announce senior baseball player Chasen Ford as the April 2013 GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month. He will be recognized at a press conference at El Toro High School, Lake Forest, CA on May 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

“It is a great honor to be recognized for such an award,” said Ford. “I am grateful to be noticed and recognized for my talents…”

Ford maintains a 4.75 grade point average and has been recognized for Top 20 Academics as well as Academic Excellence at El Toro High School. He has been accepted into Yale University and plans to play baseball in their division one program. In the future, Ford hopes to continue his baseball career and play professionally.

“The National High School Coaches Association is proud to recognize this young man for his outstanding performances, not only on the field, but in the school and community as well,” said Bobby Ferraro, Jr., executive director of the National High School Coaches Association. “It’s truly an honor to recognize an athlete of this stature.”

"Chasen is an outstanding example of what a leader and student athlete should represent,” said Jana Thomas, advertising and communications manager at GTM Sportswear. “We are honored to be able to present the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month Award to Chasen in response to his commitment and dedication to his sport, his team and his community.”

NHSCA and GTM Sportswear honor one deserving high school athlete each month from September 2012 through April 2013. NHSCA coaches nominate commendable athletes through the NHSCA website. Each month, six finalists are selected by the NHSCA and presented via ballot to a group of high school sports writers, high school coaches and NHSCA and GTM Sportswear representatives to choose the winner. Out of the eight recipients of the monthly award, one athlete will be chosen as the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Year in May 2013.

About the NHSCA:
Founded in 1989, the National High School Coaches Association is a not-for-profit 501c3 service organization providing support and leadership programs for the nation’s 500,000 high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes. For more information on the National High School Coaches Association visit http://www.nhsca.com .

About GTM Sportswear:
GTM Sportswear, headquartered in Manhattan, Kan., is a national provider of custom-embellished uniforms, warm-ups and practice apparel for college, school and club sports teams. Founded in 1989, the company employs more than 850 people, including a nationwide sales team and an inside support team. For more information, visit http://www.gtmsportswear.com.

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