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November 19, 2010 14:22 ET

CafePress and Active Network Offer Custom Team Gear to the Largest Online Team Sports Community

New Alliance Lets eteamz.com Teams Operate Online Gear Shops and Helps Fans/Parents Create Custom T-Shirts, Totes and Sigg Bottles

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2010) - CafePress, the source for custom-printed merchandise, and Active Network, a technology and media company, announced today they have teamed up to bring Active Network's media property eteamz.com, the largest online community dedicated to team sports, users the ability to design, purchase and sell custom merchandise through a unique online platform.

Beginning today, the eteamz's community of over 3 million teams can now add a free CafePress online shop button to their groups' profile pages. Through CafePress, eteamz®.com users can upload their own logos or designs, personalize pre-existing designs, or use the simple "designer tool" populated with creative templates to customize merchandise. Once customized, organizers can quickly open an online shop and sell up to 25 products, such as T-shirts, dry-fit performance apparel, trophies, mugs, water bottles, stickers, and more.

"We're thrilled to be able to offer the millions of sports teams on eteamz.com custom team shops," said Amy Maniatis, CafePress Vice President of Marketing. "As we've grown to become the leading online source for custom gear and fan wear, it made natural sense for us to partner with the leaders in online sports participation. Now millions of team managers from little league to soccer clubs will have access to our unique custom gear at a price that will make for even more team fans."

In addition to eteamz.com, CafePress and Active Network have integrated custom apparel offerings into race results pages on Active.com and will soon integrate offerings into Active Network's consumer media property, iHoops.com

"Active Network is committed to providing the tools and resources needed to inspire people to participate in the sports and activities they love to do," said Chris Hall, general manager of consumer products for Active Network. "Through this joint venture with CafePress, Active Network's online community will have better access to personalize apparel, memorabilia and awards for its groups and teams."

About CafePress
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom t-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. Launched in 1999, CafePress has empowered individuals, Non Profits and businesses to create, buy and sell customized merchandise online using the company's unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services. Today, CafePress is a growing network of over 6.5 million members who have unleashed their creativity to transform their artwork and ideas into an impressive catalog of over 250 million unique gifts.

Learn more about CafePress by visiting:
http://www.cafepress.com
http://www.cafepress.com.au
http://www.cafepress.ca
http://www.cafepress.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/cafepress
http://twitter.com/cafepress

About The Active Network, Inc.
Active Network is a technology and media company that helps millions of people find and register for things to do and helps organizations increase participation in their activities and events. For more information about Active Network, please visit http://www.ActiveNetwork.com.