NJCAA Inks Merchandise Partnership with Team IP, Inc.
15 Feb, 2016
The NJCAA – governing body of two-year college athletics – announced today a formal sponsorship agreement with Team IP, Inc., headquartered in Stuart, Florida, naming the company “The Official Merchandiser of NJCAA Championships.” Team IP will work with the NJCAA national office along with new and future championship hosts to produce high-quality souvenir and event merchandise exclusively at NJCAA national championship events.
"The NJCAA is very pleased to announce a comprehensive partnership with Team IP,” said Mary Ellen Leicht, NJCAA Executive Director. "Team IP’s expertise in event and souvenir merchandise will add greatly to the overall championship experience at NJCAA events for student-athletes and fans. In addition, this partnership will strengthen the NJCAA brand at our 48 national championships, which are attended by hundreds of thousands of spectators annually."
Per terms of the partnership, Team IP will produce and sell official championship merchandise for NJCAA events starting with the 2016-17 season. In addition, Team IP will assist the NJCAA in launching an online store where officially branded merchandise will be available for purchase.
"Team IP is very excited to advance the online and onsite NJCAA licensed national championship souvenir merchandise program," stated Randy L. Sparks, Team IP President and CEO. "Team IP's innovative merchandise program will provide pre-sale, consignment, online, onsite and post-sale opportunities that will guarantee that every NJCAA member, student-athlete or fan will be provided excellence and variety."
Team IP is recognized as the No. 1 souvenir merchandiser for amateur sports in the United States, servicing over 1,200 events annually and is a five-time recipient of the INC 500/5000 Award presented to the fastest growing companies in the country. Team IP is a corporate partner of the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) along with providing services to 20 member state associations. Team IP also partners with Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the Florida - Georgia Game (CIty of Jacksonville), ESPN Events, the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl, the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Outback Bowl and many other collegiate level event organizations.
About the NJCAA: Since 1938, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has served as the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year nearly 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and seven football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1985. For more information visit www.njcaa.org.