COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - Star Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro signed an exclusive endorsement and licensing agreement with Lutte Licensing Group, LLC, the maker and distributor of Core Synergy®, a patented decagon-shaped, titanium-infused, silicone wristband. Core Synergy is available in multiple colors and sizes at and will be available nationwide in major retailers later this month.

Castro will be wearing the Core Synergy "Pink" band on Mother's Day (Sunday) as part of the "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" initiative by MLB. A portion of the Core Synergy proceeds will be donated to the Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Additionally, Lutte plans to partner with Castro to develop the Starlin Castro Signature Series, which will be available later this summer.

"We are extremely excited to add Starlin Castro to our list of outstanding athlete endorsers," says Michael H. DiSabato, CEO of Lutte Licensing Group. "Just 21 years old, he's a rising star and epitomizes everything that the Core Synergy brand stands for."

The announcement of Castro's signing follows a busy year for Lutte Licensing Group and its Core Synergy™ brand. The company added NFL superstar quarterback Michael Vick, along with high-profile Super Bowl athlete endorsers Maurkice Pouncey, the Pro Bowl center of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and veteran linebacker, AJ Hawk, from the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. In late 2010, Lutte also signed model and UFC® Octagon girl, Arianny Celeste, to a sponsorship and licensing deal for the brand. Lutte Licensing Group, LLC also owns the exclusive licensing and manufacturing rights to prominent mixed martial arts brands, Cage Fighter® and CF Athletic®.

Lutte Licensing Group, LLC is a boutique manufacturing and licensing company started by Michael H. DiSabato. In addition to owning the Core Synergy® brand, Lutte Licensing Group owns exclusive licensing rights to prominent mixed martial arts brands Cage Fighter® and CF® Athletic. Cage Fighter® and CF® has been worn by some of the finest athletes in the sport including Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, Urijah Faber, Forrest Griffin, Gray Maynard, Mo Lawal, Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Josh Thompson, and Mike Swick. DiSabato also developed the first and only mixed martial arts lifestyle brand to be sold to Walmart stores in both the US and Canada.

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Cubs SS Castro will wear the pink Core Synergy wristband this Sunday as part of Mother's Day celebrations.

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