SOURCE: Promotional Products Association International

Promotional Products Association International

September 09, 2010 15:59 ET

PPAI Names Most Popular College Sports Promotional Products

Association Releases List of Top Promotional Products Sports Fans Can Expect to See at Game Time

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) -  With thousands of college football fans celebrating the start of the 2010-2011 season, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) (, has released a list of the most popular college-themed promotional products to help any fan root their team to greatness. Tangible advertising used to promote products, services or companies, promotional products can be found almost anywhere and in virtually any form, even game day giveaways.

Whether they're handed out by event staff or hurled into the stands by a team mascot, fans young and old can't get enough of their team-themed freebies. These promotional product MVPs range from wearables to noisemakers, hand fans to foam footballs. Among the most popular game day giveaways are:

  • Shirts, hats and other wearables
  • Noise-makers
  • Rally towels
  • Lanyards
  • Magnets / decals
  • Posters / signs
  • Water bottles / cups
  • Mini footballs / basketballs
  • Branded stress balls
  • Key chains

Businesses small and large approach college sports with the same fervor and excitement as fans. In addition to handing out branded products at games and tailgating events, they often send staff, vendors and other business associates team-themed products. The most popular options include:

  • Stadium cushions, folding chairs
  • Wearables (t-shirts to watches)
  • Lanyards / key chains
  • Golf tees
  • Car / home decals
  • Phone covers, tech items
  • Coolers
  • Team-branded stress balls
  • Umbrellas
  • Calendars
  • Pens

College sports bring a very large and diverse mix of fans together. It's not surprising then that everyone from insurance companies to telephone service providers jump at the chance to get in the game. Next time you're cheering on your alma-mater or just lending your support to an underdog, take a second to look at the name on your koozie or rally towel, you never know when they might come in handy.

About PPAI
PPAI -- the promotional products industry's only international not-for-profit trade association -- offers education, tradeshows, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its more than 7,500 global members. Promotional products are a $15.6 billion industry and include wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drink ware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company's name, logo or message. PPAI created and maintains the UPIC (Universal Promotional Identification Code), the industry's only free identification system and universal company database.

For more information about Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) or to learn more about the proven power of promotional products (including research and case studies), visit the PPAI website at or contact PPAI at 972-258-3063 or

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