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, 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