Football playoffs are coming up soon and big games leading up to the playoffs are happening now, so it's time to cheer on your favorite teams. This Thrifty Thursday, we are featuring these custom pom poms so you can root on your team. These are also great for fundraisers to raise money for your team booster club or school organization. These rooter poms are the most popular promotional pom poms sold for football games!
School Spirit Items
We are your resource for all school spirit items for fundraising for your sports teams and booster clubs. We frequently post about top-selling and unique ideas to boost team spirit as well as boosting your fundraiser sales!
In college football, November is the time of year that brings long-standing rivalry games and big games that determine the fate of many teams for the playoffs and for bowl game consideration. These rivalry games are often in-state schools such as Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss or Auburn vs. Alabama. Not only is the school pride on the line, but also these games are critical for the teams to get better bowl games and playoff consideration.
With any game, often a bad call is made during the game or the rival team makes a great play that leaves you wanting to throw something. That's why these fake foam bricks are great promotional items to give away at games. The foam is soft and throwing these bricks will cause no injury.
Most of the foam bricks are approximately 7 to 7.5 inches long; however, there is an option for a large foam brick which is 9.5 inches long. Other options include foam bricks with 1 hole, 2 holes, 3 holes, or no holes. The foam comes in many different colors; however, when buying any foam products, it's important to know that some of the foam colors will fade or discolor very quickly when exposed to light and open air. These colors that discolor are typically the teal, white and pink colors.
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With the month of November, many school football teams find themselves doing much better than expected and right in the midst of the playoffs with a real shot for the championship. Once this unexpected success is realized, the panic sets in for the booster club to make sure they have enough spirit items at these additional and unplanned games to keep the fans cheering loudly for their team. Nothing excites fans more than the opportunity to show the other schools that their team is the best, so cheering at these playoff games is louder than ever. Stadium noisemakers such as thundersticks are great cheering items to have available. However, with the short time frame of knowing that your team is in playoff game and the newly scheduled game date, printed thundersticks are often a difficult item to get in time. Below are a few options for BamBams and thundersticks in a rush.
BLANK BAMBAMS (Same Day Shipping)
If you are in an extreme rush (like you need them tomorrow), these are your best option. These BamBams thundersticks are blank solid colors and come in about a dozen popular school colors. If you order these early enough during the day, they can typically ship the same day ordered and be air shipped overnight for delivery the very next day. These noisemakers are meant for use for one-game. Once inflated, they can't be re-inflated for later use. These can also be printed, but a 3 week rush production is the fastest option. If you need them really fast, they have to be blank. The important thing in these game situations is that you have lots of noise in your stadium and sometimes that means sacrificing the custom print and opt for a blank item.
PRINTED THUNDERSTICKS (3 Day Rush Production Available)
If you want thundersticks with your school logo or mascot, these are your best bet. With rush production, they can be printed in 3 business days and shipped by overnight shipping. These thundersticks are re-usable because they have a valve for air inflation or deflation. These noisemakers come in 8 different colors. If time doesn't permit for printed thundersticks, these can also be purchased BLANK and ship the next business day (or the same day as ordered, if the order is placed early enough in the day).
Make sure your playoff games are loud to support your team. These cheering items are great to not only encourage the fans to cheer more, but also to help raise more money for your booster club.
The trend in the promotional products industry has certainly seen a shift from one color custom imprints to full color imprints. Since this is Trendy Tuesday, we want to stick with this great trend and show you options for full color mini footballs, since we are in heart of college and high school football season. Wouldn't it be great to show off your company logo in full color when these footballs go flying into the stadium crowd? Think about how much more of impact full color graphics make over one color graphics.
If your budget doesn't allow you to follow the full color trends, check out our other mini footballs, which offer a traditional and budget-friendly, one-color imprint.
Full Color Mini Football Features
- Full color graphics will help you stand out over your competitors, one color logos.
- Choose from either a 7" or 11" foam football or autograph/signature footballs
- Soft footballs to prevent injury or damage.
- Choose from solid or two-tone foam colors
- Choose from several popular colors, including some new colors!
- Produced in 7 working days.
- 2-3 day rush production available.
- Second side printing is available.
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College and high school basketball season is starting soon, so it's time to plan your giveaways for the season, as well as products that you want to sell for fundraisers for your basketball team. Having a variety of basketball spirit items available for your fans is one of the best ways to get them involved and cheering for their team. Basketball is a very exciting sport and spirit items are a great way to channel that energy and help cheer on your team. Below are a few of the most popular spirit items for both giveaways and to sell in your booster club.
Basketball Giveaway Ideas
- Mini Basketballs - These vinyl sports balls are the best-selling spirit items during the basketball season. It is very common for teams to sell sponsorships to local businesses and have their logo printed on the vinyl mini basketballs. During the game, cheerleaders throw the ball into the crowd, often after big lead changes, during timeouts, or during halftime.
- Thundersticks - Basketball fans love to make noise and that's why these noisemakers are so popular for basketball teams. These inexpensive, inflatable noisemakers are great fundraisers because of their low price point. These spirit items can also be printed with business sponsor information to offset the cost for your team and allow the sales of these items to generate 100% profit or more!
- Basketballs with Autograph Panels - Does your school have past players that have made a career with the NBA? If you can get them to come to a school game, you can hold an autograph signing session with that player and sell these basketballs for a signature from the professional basketball player. These autograph signings can generate a lot of money for your team for new equipment, uniforms, and to help offset travel expenses.
- Basketball Schedule Magnets - Custom magnets with your game schedule are great giveaways for your team to encourage increased attendance. The typical place these are used is on the refrigerator, which ensures that your fans will see the schedule every day. These are printed with your school name, mascot, and date/time of all of your games.
- Full Size Basketballs - These are excellent for selling for fundraising, as well as to give out to participants in basketball training camps. You can even go with a Wilson brand basketball. These promos will be used and enjoyed for years.
- Basketball Yard Signs - Let your fans and players show their support by proudly displaying a yard sign in front of their home or business. These signs are great for fundraising. Choose from several die-cut signs that can be printed with your team name and mascot.
If your business is looking for basketball giveaways, check out other ideas here. It is a great idea to use the excitement from Basketball season to promote your business by giving away basketball-related promotional items. Be sure you don't miss out on this opportunity!
A great website for your business is critical for success. The first thing many people do before buying products or services from a company is visit their website and learn more about that company. Does the company look reputable? How are the reviews? How long has the company been in business? What other products or services does the company offer? What is the pricing? These are some of the common questions that consumers want to know. Hopefully your great, new website has the answers to the questions that your consumers want to know.
Your website may be amazing. It may be the best in your region or the best in your industry. However, if your customers and potential customers don't know about it, the website is useless. If you are not getting adequate traffic to the site, what good is doing for your company? Promoting your site is critical. Below are a few ways to spread the word about your new site, including many FREE and CHEAP methods that are often neglected.
Ways to Promote Your Website
As we approach the 7th week of the college football season, the teams to beat have surfaced and proven they belong in the race. Many schools are already thinking about bowl games, conference championships, and even the College Football Playoff National Championship, which takes the place of the BCS at the end of this season.
Along side collegiate football, many high schools are already gearing up for their homecoming games and soon to be playing their championship games. There are many underdogs sitting in top ranked positions that fans initially thought had no chance of reaching those heights. Therefore, you may have to order more spirit items for your extra playoff or championship games.
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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
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.
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!
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.
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!
These 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.
The 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 Continue reading
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?
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