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  • June 11, 2020
  • Janae Melvin

Midwest Sports Productions (MSP) is pleased to announce QuikTrip (QT) as the 2020 title sponsor of the annual Hawaiian Hitfest baseball tournament, the largest baseball tournament in world.

The popular summertime competition, which attracted more than 800 youth baseball teams last year, is set to take place July 17-19 at a variety of ballfields across the greater Kansas City metro.

“We are incredibly excited for the opportunity to partner with a brand like QuikTrip,” said Jeremy McDowell, chief executive officer and founder of MSP. “MSP’s core values include creating memories and connecting people no matter where they come from. Our partnership with QuikTrip will help us create our world-class experience at our tournaments that will continue on even after the final inning.”

QT’s involvement in MSP’s Hawaiian Hitfest also includes sponsorship of the newly-launched MSP Hot Corner weekly podcast.

“We are proud to empower the more than 800 youth teams that will compete in Hawaiian Hitfest this year to play the sport they love,” said QuikTrip Marketing & Communications Manager Mendi Parker. “We look forward to the opportunities we can create through our sponsorship for the participating athletes and their families.”

Registration is now open for the Hawaiian Hitfest Presented by QuikTrip tournament as well as the entire lineup of MSP baseball and fastpitch spring and summer events. To learn more about MSP or to enter a team in a tournament, visit




About Midwest Sports Productions

Midwest Sports Productions is the world’s largest fastpitch and baseball event company, providing world class events for more than 9,000 teams annually. Each of MSP’s events provide a meaningful and memorable experience for all those involved, from the fans to the groundcrew. At its core, MSP acts with a purpose, bringing people and communities together in ways that go beyond a weekend tournament with events that raise money for local non-profit organizations such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand, JDRF and Folds of Honor. For more information, visit


About QuikTrip

QuikTrip Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with 800 stores in 11 states. QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating 5% of net profits to charitable organizations in those communities. With 22,500 employees, QuikTrip has consistently been ranked as one of the top convenience store marketers in product quality and friendly service. To find out more about QuikTrip, visit