School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 27.05.2016

How to save money when you buy bulk foam fingersFoam fingers are a staple at sporting events. Whether the sport be football, basketball, baseball, soccer, or hockey, fans love waiving their team's foam fingers while cheering on their beloved team. These foam hands provide an incredible opportunity to raise funds by selling to your fan base. While finding the right shape and size for your foam finger may not be so difficult, fitting your order into your budget may be a bit more challenging when factoring in the shipping costs. Foam fingers are very lightweight, so why are they so expensive to ship? It is true that foam fingers don't weight much; however, UPS and FedEx
School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 07.09.2015

Tailgating Promotional ItemsWith college football underway, tailgating at the games is a regular occurrence for many sports fans. Supporting your alma mater and enjoying yourself with other alumni is a pastime that many alum look forward to doing at each home football game. However, to properly tailgate, you must have the right gear. First of all, food and drinks is a must. But in order to pull off a comfortable and fun tailgating experience, you need many other items such as tents, chairs, tables, coolers, grills, and more. Below are several promotional tailgating items that can be personalized with your company or school logo and given or sold to sports fans. These great products will display your logo to everyone in your tailgating circle to promote your company.
School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor, Trendy Tuesday / 18.08.2015

Trendy Tuesday - Football Helmet Shaped Yard Signs

Football Helmet Shaped Yard Signs

With high school football starting now, it's time to begin promoting the Friday night games and filling the stadium. These football helmet shape yard signs are great to use in the medians of the roads on game day to promote attendance. They are also great to sell to the football players as fundraisers to proudly promote their team by displaying the sign in their front yard. These signs are not individually printed with each player's name; however, we do have other yard signs with that option. Football Helmet Shaped Yard Signs
Promotional Product Ideas, School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 11.08.2015

Trendy Tuesday - Custom Large Cow Bell

Large Cow Bell

Cow bells are loud, which means they are sure to get you noticed whether you are at the big game or whatever event you happen to be attending. These cow bells comes with a top handle for easy carrying and ringing. With football season starting for most high schools in just a few weeks, these are great spirit items for your booster club to sell at the games for fundraising. Custom Cow Bells for Football Games
School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor, Thrifty Thursday / 25.06.2015

Thrifty Thursday - Vinyl Mini Footballs - Mini Sports Balls

Vinyl Mini Footballs

The start of football season is just a few short months away. Soon, high football stadiums around the country will fill up on Friday nights with thousands of potential new customers for your business. Sponsoring your local area high schools with mini football giveaways is a great way to get your name into the crowd. By coupling your marketing effort with the passion of the fans (football), your efforts will go much further! These mini footballs are great, low-cost football spirit items that can be printed with your company logo and donated to the cheerleaders to throw into the crowd after touchdowns and big plays! Vinyl Mini Footballs

Vinyl Mini Football Features

School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 18.05.2015

Custom Foam Fingers and Foam HandsSome people you like; some people you just don't. This is especially true when the conversation shifts to sports. You know that overly-obnoxious sports fan that wears a shirt, hat, and even a wrist watch EVERY SINGLE DAY supporting their team. It's that same person that shifts every conversation back to sports (particularly "their College team"). Often those people aren't even alumni of that school, but just self-proclaimed fans. Well give them the finger. But not just any finger. Give them a foam finger. Of course, make sure it has your team mascot printed on it.
School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 28.11.2014

Football Spirit ItemsThis weekend of college football is certainly the most exciting yet of the season. Not only are teams fighting for the top rankings for the college football playoffs for a shot at the National Title, but this weekend is also rivalry weekend for many colleges across the country. Most teams will be playing their arch enemies and they will be playing their games for bragging rights as well as preserving their pride. The games will be physical. They will be emotional. The games will be packed with excited fans. Crowd involvement and cheering is critical to help spur on your team. The more excited the crowd is; the more it pumps up the players. That's why it's important to have school spirit items available at the game. Whether they are being sold or being given away to the fans by corporate sponsors, 
School Spirit Items / 26.09.2014

College basketball starts in late November and many high school basketball seasons begin in early November, so it's time to order your thundersticks early to save money and make sure you receive them in time for the start of your season. These ever-popular stadium noisemakers go by many different names, includes thunderstix, BamBams, and just the plain English spelling "thundersticks." However, they are all very similar and essentially the same (except for our domestically printed thundersticks, which are reusable). There are; however, many different styles to choose from as shown below. Also, production time can vary depending on which ones you choose. The longer production time...the cheaper the price. So plan ahead and order early to get more "bang" for your buck!

Types of Thundersticks

Thundersticks printed in the USA Reusable Thundersticks These are printed in the USA, so they can typically be produced in about 1 week. Also, a 48 hour rush is available for these top-selling thundersticks. If you need them quickly, this is your best option. Choose from 8 different colors. These have a valve similar to a beach ball or a pool raft for easy inflation and deflation. They can be used game after game all season. There is only a 100 pair minimum, so these are great options for selling in your school booster club to raise money for your team or your organization.
  Traditional BamBams Traditional BamBams These are the traditional BamBams with no frills. If you are looking for a loud noisemaker with a low price point, these is your best choice. These start off white and can be printed any custom color that you want. Only 100 pair minimum order. Depending on your time frame and budget, choose from 3 different production speeds and save yourself a little money if you can order early! 9 Week Traditional BamBams  5 Week Traditional BamBams  3 Week Traditional BamBams
LED Light-Up BamBams Light-Up BamBams These noisemakers are great for indoor stadiums with a planned black-out time during a game. They are also great for the fan sections of your arena that are fairly dark. These have LED bulbs that illuminate the thundersticks to create a fun spirit item for your team. These light up options are great to really make your logo stand out for additional recognition. 9 Week Light-Up BamBams  5 Week Light-Up BamBams  3 Week Light-Up BamBams
School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 10.09.2014

We often are asked the question about the differences between the various stadium noise makers generally known as thunder sticks. Below we will explain the differences between each of them so you can decide for yourself, which are right for you. The truth of the matter is that they are all extremely similar, but since we are frequently asked the question, here are the answers!

Fan-ta-Sticks

Fan-ta-sticks thundersticksThese are our personal favorites for thundersticks. We sell this brand the most, because they are domestically printed in the USA and they can be shipped in about 1 week with the option of a 2-day rush, if necessary. The product itself is made in China, but inventory is stocked in the U.S. and printed on demand to fulfill orders. The best feature about these thundersticks is that they are re-usable. They have a valve, just like beach balls and pool rafts have, so you can inflate and deflate, as necessary. You can use these over and over again at football games. If your company is buying these thundersticks to giveaway, these are great options, because the recipients will get more use out of them, thus giving your business more marketing exposure. These noisemakers are made of durable vinyl. The size of the thundersticks is 23" x 4". Minimums are as low as 50 pieces are available.

BamBams

BamBams thundersticks noisemakersThe name BamBams is simply a brand name of the ever popular noisemakers. They are sized at 23.5" x 4 1/4". They are one-time use products. Once they are filled with air and sealed, you can not add more air. The material is 100% recycled polyethylene. They start out white and can be printed any PMS color you desire. They are produced overseas, so production time options include 9 Week Super Saver, 5 Week Economy, and 3 Week Priority, with the cost increasing as the production time gets shorter. BamBams brand does offer
School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 29.08.2014

Every year millions of dollars are spent buying football spirit items to promote teams and schools. Items such as stadium seat cushions, pom poms, sports balls, stadium noisemakers, stadium cups, and much more are printed and bought with the school or team mascot and oftentimes business sponsor information. The majority of these are used for fundraisers for the team or various organizations within the school. Each year at the beginning of high school football, we get the same question, and that is:

What is the top selling football spirit item?

[caption id="attachment_724" align="alignright" width="250"]Vinyl Mini Footballs Vinyl mini footballs are softer than plastic footballs and are a great choice to throw into a crowd.[/caption] Mini footballs. Maybe not by dollar amount, but by quantity, they are the most frequently purchase item for the football season. It is unlikely that you have been to a football game in the last decade without seeing the miniature footballs flying around the stadium. They are commonly thrown into the crowd by cheerleaders during halftime or timeouts and sometimes after big scores. It is very easy to get businesses around your town to sponsor a certain amount in exchange for having their logo printed on the footballs and thrown into the crowd. The cost of the sponsorship is set based upon the number of footballs you are offering the local businesses, plus typically a little bit extra to raise money for your organization.

Mini Football Options