Category Archives: Announcements

Rawlings – Official Protective Equipment Sponsor of the NCBA

CollClubSports is excited to announce that they have renewed their contract with Rawlings Sporting Goods, extending their designation as “The Official Protective Equipment Sponsor of CollClubSports” through the 2022 season!

 

As a long time partner, CollClubSports is thrilled to inform teams that in addition to those in DI, DII teams in the NCBA will now be able to take advantage of complementary equipment each year through their membership (1 set of catchers gear OR 8 batting helmets)! In addition, Rawlings will retain their sponsorship of the DI and DII All Americans along with the naming rights for the NCSA & NCBA Free Agent Teams at the Spring Training Showcase.

 

“We’re extremely excited to have Rawlings Sporting Goods back on board and service our teams with their equipment needs, as this renewal will continue the decade long relationship we’ve already had together,” said CollClubSports Marketing Manager, Eric Curitore. “Our teams will have the opportunity to take advantage of all their high quality equipment needs at exclusive pricing. With Rawlings having a large variety of products to offer, our club teams should be very excited!”

Adam Henke, Team Sales Representative at Rawlings Sporting Goods, echoes Mr. Curitore’s excitement: “Rawlings is excited to have extended this deal with CollClubSports. The NCBA and NCSA are growing entities within the realm of collegiate sports and we are proud to be a part of that. Having played in the NCBA before, this is even more special to me personally and I’m looking forward to a continued partnership moving forward.”

 

Participating teams will be sent a survey link by the NCBA for them to choose which option they would like this summer.

 

Questions? Looking to purchase any additional Rawlings gear? Please contact Paul Williams, Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager for exclusive NCBA pricing! He can be reached by phone at 412-321-8440 x 111 or by email at Paul.Williams@CollClubSports.com.

Avis – Official Rental Car of the NCBA

We are pleased to announce the selection of Avis® as the Exclusive supplier for business related car rentals. Effective March 1 2017, travelers are strongly encouraged to select Avis for your car rental needs. CollClubSports, has negotiated low rates (which include LDW coverage) and outstanding personalized services for you with Avis. Please select Avis for your car rental needs whenever possible.

If you are not already an Avis Preferred member, follow these 3 simple steps to get started.  

ENROLL TODAY

Avis Preferred:  Skip the lines and take the preferred route to more benefits and rewards with an Avis Preferred membership.  Earn Avis Preferred Points for every journey by opting in.  Enroll now.

Opt-in to Avis Preferred Points, and rent within 3 months to receive 250 Bonus Points.  Already an Avis Preferred member?  Click here to update your profile and opt-in to start earning.

For more information contact CollClubSports Travel Sponsor Account Manager – Eric Curitore

Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com

412-321-8440 X 101

 

STATUS MATCH

Avis will match your car rental status.  Enroll in Avis Preferred and email Joyce Sowers with proof of your past rental status.

Already an Avis Preferred member?  Status matching is automatic through your profile with Corporate Traveler.

 

AVIS APP FEATURE

Also download the “New” Avis App Feature on your cell phone.

Choose the exact car you want, confirm/cancel/extend your rental, and drive away and return your rental with one tap.  Preview here

 

 

 

Motel 6 – Official Lodging Partner of the NCBA

Pittsburgh, PA – The leagues of CollClubSports are excited to announce its newest partnership with Motel 6. This month, Motel 6 became “The Official Lodging Partner” of the leagues of CollClubSports, including the NCBA, NCSA, NCFA, and the NCBBA.

With locations all over the country, partnering up with Motel 6 was an easy decision for CollClubSports. “We’re extremely happy to have Motel 6 on board for the upcoming season and I really think our teams are going to get a lot out of this partnership,” said CollClubSports Marketing Manager, Eric Curitore. “Unlike any of our previous hotel partners, you can find a Motel 6 property in almost any town across the country. It won’t be hard for teams to find a great place to stay at a moment’s notice. Motel 6 offers our teams fantastic amenities and opportunities for their lodging – all at exclusive discounted rates. We’re excited with what this new partnership will do for our member teams!”

Even booking is a breeze for all teams. By simply accessing the exclusive portal (https://www.motel6.com/en/cp/coll-club-sports.html), all teams can take advantage of unbeatable prices and customer service. In addition, players and teams can sign up for Motel 6’s program, “My6”, and be able to expedite all of their booking needs!

“Motel 6 is proud to be the exclusive lodging partner of CollClubSports,” says Kirsten Jenkins, Special Markets Manager at G6 Hospitality. “We’re ‘Leaving the Light On’ for teams, officials, boosters, families and friends at over 1200 locations nationwide. The Motel 6 team is ready to offer a winning combination of great rooms at special rates. We look forward to welcoming all members of the association when traveling during official sports season, on the road to visit friends or family or anywhere your travels take you.”

For more information about Motel 6 and The Official Lodging Partner of CollClubSports, visit any of our league websites or contact Sponsor Account Manager, Eric Curitore at (412) 321- 8440 ext. 101 or via e-mail at Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com!

THE GAME – OFFICIAL HEADWEAR PROVIDER OF THE NCBA

CollClubSports is excited to announce their new contract with The Game headwear. This partnership now makes The Game the official headwear provider for CollClubSports. The Game is owned by MV Sports, a company that has been providing top quality customizable products since 1948.

Felicia Battaglia, The Game Sponsor Account Manager at CollClubSports says this about the new partnership: “I am excited and looking forward to working with The Game for the 2016/2017 Season. The Game offers greats products at great prices to our teams. They’re licensed for the majority of our school’s already, making the ordering process faster and more efficient for all parties. The Game also offers a wide variety of hats and design options to choose from and feature the fastest turnaround times our NCBA teams have ever seen. I think this will be a great partnership!”

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The Game will offer ALL hats to CollClubSports teams for $19 flat. That covers all styles and any designs they want. The only way to increase team cost is by adding a logo to the side or back of the hat ($1.00). Teams can also take advantage of the early order discount by getting $2 off each cap they order when ordering before December 1st. In addition, The Game has a very quick turnaround time for orders: 10 days from artwork/licensing approval on all stock caps & 4-6 weeks from artwork/licensing approval for all custom orders (teams must order at least 12 caps in any stock order and 18 caps in any custom order). The Game also has headwear for all sports including beanies and visors should teams be interested. All headwear will include the respective league logo on the back free of charge, compliments of CollClubSports, the NCBA, NCSA, NCBBA & NCFA.

Teams can also go to The Game’s website and build their own cap: http://www.thegameheadwear.com/. After using the site’s cap builder, teams should save their designs and place an order with CollClubSports. Be sure to order your The Game headwear through Felicia Battaglia to receive the partnership pricing! She can be reached at Felicia.Battaglia@CollClubSports.com and at 412-321-8440 ext.107.

“The Game is excited to partner with CollClubSports. The Game is known as a leader in college baseball headwear” says Chad Kennedy, National Sales Manager. “The Game and CollClubSports will continue to grow with this new partnership and increased visibility for both our brands.”

Sandy Sanderson, CEO of CollClubSports agrees with Mr. Kennedy: “CollClubSports is excited to partner with The Game as our new headwear provider. As a license holder of so many of our member’s trademarked logos, partnering with The Game has ensured that our teams will continue to compete in a first class product while being able to secure their game day headwear much faster and at a largely reduced cost. CollClubSports takes great pride in the long standing tradition of partnering with the most reputable equipment and apparel manufacturers on the market, and The Game has proven themselves as the type of company that embraces these same goals and priorities.”

FundRazr – OFFICIAL FUNDRAISING PLATFORM OF THE NCBA

The leagues of CollClubSports are excited to partner with ConnectionPoint Systems Inc. and FundRazr to bring one of the newest fundraising platforms to all member teams of the NCBA, NCFA, NCSA, & NCBBA.

FundRazr is more than just a means of fundraising it’s the best way to raise money online. A global software program based in Vancouver, FundRazr is the innovative solution for any group that is looking to raise money for the organizations, teams and causes that they support.

So what sets FundRazr apart? As a crowd funding platform, each and every FundRazr campaign has the ability to reach friends, supporters and their networks through social media and online networking Share your fundraiser on Facebook and Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, team websites and blogs, and spread the word via email. Fundrazr FundRazr helps you create an interactive campaign that allows people to better understand why they should fund your team.

“As our leagues grow and our teams continue to raise the bar, we’re continually looking for better ways to help them fundraise and reach new supporters,” said CollClubSports CEO, Sandy Sanderson. “FundRazr is a platform that allows teams to create a custom fundraiser for equipment, travel, uniforms or whatever their need may be.”

Create a FundRazr project for free and start raising money for your campaign in just a few minutes. Set a goal, pick a date and get all of your teammates to start fundraising!

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Plus, you can offer perks to supporters. All you’ll need is a Verified and Confirmed Business PayPal account to get started.

“My inspiration for FundRazr came from collecting fees for my son’s lacrosse team. Frustrated with no response to e-mail, I used Facebook and had the funds right away,” commented FundRazr Founder/CEO Daryl Hatton. “Inspired by this insight, I developed a platform to make fundraising online easy, fast and fun and our customers have risen over $33 million. Our partnership with CollClubSports gives club teams a powerful new tool to reach their goals.”

Head to FundRazr and start your campaign today!
For more information about FundRazr and all of your fundraising opportunities with CollClubSports, contact Tracy Reardon at Tracy.Reardon@CollClubSports.com or by phone at (412) 321-8440 ext. 109.

 

DeMarini – Official Baseball Bat of the NCBA

NCBA and DeMarini To Offer Louisville Slugger Bats
DeMarini, the “Official Baseball Bat of the NCBA”, has just sweetened their deal with the National Club Baseball Association. Earlier this year, DeMarini acquisitioned the famous Louisville Slugger brand. Because of this, the NCBA can offer Louisville bats to their players at a steeply discounted price.

 

“I’m beyond excited to have the opportunity to bring Louisville Slugger as well as DeMarini bats to our players,” says Eric Curitore, Marketing Manager at CollClubSports. “I think this gives the players the unique opportunity to make a decision on what they feel is the best piece of equipment for them to use. Also with our exclusive pricing we can provide the best to our players without it costing them market prices. The ongoing deal with DeMarini has been great for the NCBA and NCSA and now adding Louisville Slugger to the mix the players can now use the two best brands in the business out on the field. It really is an exciting time to be a part of CollClubSports”.

Like at the beginning of every season, teams will get two complimentary bats to add to their inventory. With this new deal, teams will be receiving one DeMarini Voodoo Insane bat and one Louisville Slugger Omaha.

In addition, the winner of the DeMarini Long Ball Challenge will have the opportunity to receive a free fully customized DeMarini bat. As an authorized DeMarini bat dealer, the NCBA can also sell any Louisville bat, enabling them to offer teams the best pricing possible directly through the NCBA. Players can browse what Louisville has to offer by going to their website:  http://www.slugger.com/en-us/baseball along with what DeMarini has to offer: http://www.demarini.com/en-us/bats/baseball-bats  (keep in mind that prices on the website do not reflect the NCBA exclusive discounts). Individual orders can also be placed at these exclusive NCBA prices by contacting Joe Shaffer at the NCBA office. He can be reached at Joe.Shaffer@CollClubSports.com and at 412-321-8440 extension 106!”

Rawlings – Official Baseball Provider of the NCBA

The National Club Baseball is eager to announce that Rawlings Sporting Goods will continue to hold the title of “Official Baseball of the National Club Baseball Association” for the 2016-2020 seasons.  Rawlings features R1NCBA baseballs that will be stamped with the NCBA Logo and feature the Commissioner Signature.  NCBA (DI) teams will receive (six) dozen baseballs each year courtesy of the National Club Baseball Association, while NCBA (DII) teams will receive (five) dozen.


Rawlings Account Manager Paul Williams stated, “Rawlings features the top of the line baseball and we are excited to continue to have them on board for the next 4 years.  The quality leather, NCBA logo and commissioner signature on each baseball allows our teams to play with the top baseball on the market.”

In addition to featuring the Official Baseball of The National Club Baseball Association, Rawlings Sporting Goods is also the Official Uniform Provider of the NCBA.  Rawlings is also the Apparel & Equipment Provider of CollClubSports.  Rawlings offers NCBA, NCSA, NCFA, and NCBBA teams apparel and equipment at discounted rates.

CEO of CollClubSports Sandy Sanderson stated “Rawlings has been the Official Apparel & Equipment Provider of CollClubSports for over 10 years!  Our relationship with Rawlings has provided our NCBA, NCSA, NCFA, and NCBBA teams will quality products at discounted   rates.  We are thrilled to have Rawlings on board as the Official Baseball provider of the National Club Baseball Association.”

Teams that are interested in purchasing Rawlings baseballs or that have any questions regarding Rawlings can contact Rawlings Account Manager Paul Williams at (412) 321-8440 x 111 or by email at Paul.Williams@CollClubSports.com

Rawlings – Official Uniform/Performance Apparel Provider of the NCBA

The leagues of CollClubSports are excited to announce that Rawlings Sporting Goods will continue on as a company sponsor through the year 2018.
Rawlings has extended its partnership as “The Official Uniform Supplier” and “The Official Performance Apparel Supplier” of CollClubSports” for four more years, and will continue to offer member teams high-quality uniforms and apparel at a discounted price. When teams order with Rawlings, they’ll receive up to 40% off of catalog pricing!

 

 

Additionally, Rawlings offers all NCBA, NCSA and NCFA member teams the chance to purchase high quality uniforms and apparel through their extensive catalog. Rawlings will include any official CollClubSports league (NCBA, NCSA or NCFA) logo/patch on the back neck of all jerseys, coats, and jackets sold to all CollClubSports teams. They will also feature the official league logo/patch Pants Patch above the right rear pocket of all team uniform pants!

“CollClubSports does an outstanding job of enhancing the educational experience of students by providing additional leadership and character building opportunities that would not be possible without their guidance,” said Mike Thompson, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Rawlings. “Rawlings is passionate about partnering with such a strong governing body to continue to give players an opportunity to take their education and game to the next level.”

CollClubSports Marketing Manager Eric Curitore has been working with Rawlings for the past five years, and has nothing but good things to say about their service or their product.  “We’re incredibly excited to continue building our relationship with Rawlings Sporting Goods,” said Curitore. “They have done nothing but provide high-quality uniforms to all of our leagues and teams at extremely cost-effective prices. We’re very fortunate to keep them on-board so we can continue that trend!”

 

 

For more information, to request a catalog or to place an order, contact Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager Paul Williams at Paul.Williams@CollClubSports.com or by phone at 412-321-8440 ext. 111.