Cade Griffis CEO of D-BAT Sports Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

(Isstories Editorial):- Carrollton, May 31, 2018 ( – EY Announces Cade Griffis of D-BAT  Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2018 Award Finalist in the Southwest Region

EY has announced that Cade Griffis, Founder, and CEO of D-BAT, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year ® Award in the Southwest region.   The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Griffis was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

This is a tremendous honor to be an EY Finalist in the Entrepreneur Of The Year ® program, said Griffis.  We are very proud of our team at D-BAT and the positive impact we are having on youth baseball and softball, not only in the United States, but overseas as well.  We know how competitive the business atmosphere is in the Southwest, and we are thrilled to be included in this amazing group of finalists.

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Now in its 32nd year, EY has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.  Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018.  The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum ®, the nations most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.  The National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2019.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year ® Awards are sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation, and Merrill Corporation.  In the Southwest region, sponsors also include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone LLP, RHSB, Marquee Event Rentals, Smith Frank & Partners,        D-CEO Magazine and SocialStrategy1.

About D-BAT

D-BAT is the worlds premier baseball and softball training franchise business, a $30 million company, with 52 D-BAT Academies (stores) across the United States, an additional 16 stores under construction and opening in 2018, plus 84 other territories sold, and scheduled to open by the end of 2019, including 10 international locations opening in China.  D-BAT was founded by Cade Griffis (CEO), his brother Kyle Griffis (Executive VP), and Craig Penfold in 1998.  D-BAT Sports was founded in 2001 when D-BAT built a wood bat factory in Mount Pleasant, Texas and began importing private label baseball and softball gloves, balls, and apparel to sell online and in their pro shops at D-BAT Academies.  D-BATs mission is to provide a quality, teaching environment with professional instruction to enhance the baseball and softball experience for players at all levels and help them reach their goals.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year ®

Entrepreneur Of The Year ®, founded by EY, is the worlds most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance and the local community.  The program recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.  It celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses throughout the world.

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Contact:  Eli Mahan, VP D-BAT

Tel:  972-398-1000


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