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Promotional Ideas to Support your local Football Team and Marching Band

Fall is a popular time for local schools and students involved in sports. Football is a mainstay of any school, which usually also includes the marching band on game night. While these are two separate groups, both are considered a sport, and work together during the football season and get a lot of attention from the students, teachers, parents, and other family members. Each club often sells candy, food, and products branded with its name and logo at the concession stand to raise money.


And while you could also do the same, by selling items with your logo and offering the proceeds to the school, or the club directly, another idea is to provide the members with materials (featuring your branded logo, of course) they can use, and often need.


A great way to promote your brand would be to supply these students with a tote bag filled with promotional products featuring your name or logo. Not only does it show that you care about the kids, but their parents will see your thoughtful gift and remember your business the next time they require your services.


Custom Drawstring Sports Packs

Custom drawstring sports packs are a great idea for both the football team and marching band. They are ideal for holding everything a kid in either club needs, and it’s a great way to keep the materials separate from the rest of their school items, so they can grab it and go when it’s time for practice.


Football players will have clothing, shoes, towels, and maybe even a playbook to bring to practice, while marching band kids always have extra items to carry in addition to their instrument. They have band music and folders, instrument accessories, cleaning kits, gloves, shoes, jackets, and more. And if you fill them with useful items featuring your logo, you are sure to be noticed by their parents and teachers as well!


A sports bag is a great choice for these students. With the drawstring closures that also serve as handles, they can easily wear it – even while marching if needed! Our best-selling Non-Woven Hit Sports Pack sells for as low as $1.19 per piece and offers a large 8″ W x 9″ H imprint area for your logo, so it will be seen even from the bleachers!


Custom SPF Lip Balm

All of these kids will spend a lot of time outdoors, first in the hot sun, then in the bitter cold once the weather turns. There will be a lot of chapped lips! An SPF lip balm (or two) would be a great addition to your bag and greatly appreciated. Starting as low as 33¢ per piece, our These lip balms contain an SPF to help protect young lips from the damaging rays of the sun, and the drying winds of winter.


Personalized Hand Sanitizer and Custom Cleaning Cloths

Having hand sanitizer and a cleaning cloth in their bag is a great idea, especially for the marching band students that share instruments! In today’s world of fast-spreading viruses and your standard cold and flu, keeping your children as healthy as possible is always difficult.


Pair our 1 Oz. Square Hand Sanitizer Gel (64¢ and up) with our Value Microfiber Cloth in Printed Pouch (as low as 57¢) for a useful addition that parents and teachers will also appreciate!

For something unique and memorable, check out our Football Shaped Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. It’s perfect for the football team!


Custom Imprint Sports Water Bottles

Both of these activities are exhausting and can cause severe dehydration if you don’t have water on hand! Our 20 Oz. Surf Bottle (Push Pull Lid) would make a great addition to your bag, and is something every member needs! Starting at only 73¢ a piece, it’s a small price to pay to keep the kids hydrated.

BPA-free, it holds a generous 20 ounces and comes in a wonderful selection of colors for both the bottles and the lids, so you can mix and match to complement school colors or those of your logo. You can also order an assortment if you want to have more than one color combination!


Promotional Pens and Mechanical Pencils

One thing every member needs is a pen or pencil! There are always changes in football plays, as well as the music and choreography for the band throughout the season. Including a promotional pen or mechanical pencil would be appreciated by the football coaches and band director, as well as the students!

Our Click Pens start as low as 21¢ per piece, and are a great option since they don’t have a cap to lose! Or you can opt for a Mechanical Pencil (46¢ and up). If you want to make an even greater impression, opt for one of our Full-color Imprint Custom Click Pens! Starting at only 33¢ per piece, your pen will truly stand out from the others.

If you put this all together, you can create a fantastic gift package for each child for only $3.67 per child! That’s a small price to pay for everything you get: 1) Knowing that you have provided a useful gift that everyone will appreciate, 2) Peace of mind for the parents, 3) and the huge amount of exposure your company will get when other students, teachers, coaches, parents, families, and more when they see your name and logo all over each item!

Best Promotional Products for Back to School

It’s that time of year again! Time to wind up vacations and settle back into a daily routine of getting the kids up early and dressed, making school lunches, and getting them to and from school on time.

It’s a day dreaded by parents and kids alike. The massive amount of paperwork for the parents on day one is exhausting. And the list of required school supplies from each class is overwhelming. Every teacher wants something, and they are usually very specific.

One thing that might make the transition easier is helping out the parents by providing a backpack filled with items that the kids can use during the school year, items that are often forgotten when shopping for school supplies.

Providing these items with your company logo is a great way to promote your business while helping parents, and the kids, get organized for the new school year. Below is a list of items that will help everyone out, including you by getting your name in front of parents, teachers, and school administration.

Drawstring Sports Packs

These great backpacks are a wonderful way to promote your brand, and you don’t even have to break the bank doing it!

Our three best-selling custom drawstring bags are the
Non-Woven Hit Sports Pack ($1.19 and up), Small Hit Sports Pack ($1.51 and up), and Ripstop Drawstring Bag ($2.64 and up).

These bags are perfect for use as everyday backpacks, or to carry gym clothing or other sports-related items. Lightweight and comfortable to wear, drawstring sports packs are a favorite of students. It allows them to take the basics from class to class, and school to home and back again, without having to bring everything in their locker home.

Lunch Bags

One thing every child needs is a lunch bag! In these times, most parents don’t want their children eating from the school “buffet”, or using their trays and other supplies to try and keep them from catching Covid and other viruses.

All of our lunch bags are insulated to keep food fresh longer. Our best-selling Budget Cooler Bag ($2.40 and up) is a great selectio, and is plenty large enough to hold a sandwich, juice box, snack, and more.

Our Crosshatch Lunch Bag ($2.06 and up) is another wonderful option. If you want something a bit larger for teachers or administration (yes, they bring their lunch too!), check out our Non-Woven Thrifty Lunch Cooler Bag ($2.81 and up)

Sports Bottles

Another inexpensive way to get your brand recognized are custom sports bottles. They make a great addition to the sports bags, and help keep kids hydrated throughout the day. Not everyone is a fan of drinking from water fountains, and it would give parents peace of mind knowing their child is using a bottle and not sharing a public fountain, especially considering today’s world of Covid.

Our top two selling sports bottles are the 20 Oz. Surf Bottle (Push Pull Lid) (73¢ and up) and 20 Oz. Hydration Water Bottle (78¢ and up. The Metro Collapsible Water Bottle (96¢ and up) is also a great choice, and is easy to store in once empty.

Hand Sanitizer

Now more than ever it’s important to keep our kids healthy, and one of the best ways we can protect them when they are not with us is by arming them with an antibacterial hand sanitizer.

Our .5 Oz. Hand Sanitizer Gel (56¢ and up) is our top seller, and for good reason! The portable size makes it easy to store in a backpack, desk, or even a pocket. The citrus scent is sure to please all, and the full color label will make your logo will stand out!

Double your exposure with a 1 Oz. Square Hand Sanitizer Gel (64¢ and up), or opt for our 1 Oz. Tutti Fruity Hand Sanitizer Gel (75¢ and up) with a Blue/Berry, Clear/Citrus or Green/Green Apple color/scented hand sanitizer that the kids will love!

Promotional Pens and Mechanical Pencils

Let’s not forget one of the basics of any education – writing! While Mechanical Pencils are best for younger school age kids, Stick and Click Pens are geared toward the older kids. Both are an essential and will be appreciated by the recipients and teachers alike.

Our Budget Stick pens start at only 17¢ per piece, and our Click Pens start at 21¢ per piece. We also have Bic pens as low as 32¢ per piece.

Any of these options are a great choice and make a wonderful addition to your promotional campaign. Place your online order today and be ready to help out your local schools and parents.

Be a hero and supply the school with one drawstring sports pack per child, filled with useful items to get the school year started off right!