Business Briefs: Brine Agreement Extended - EA Graphics Is New Championships Merchandise Vendor

Contact:  John Johnson or Andy Frushour 
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

MHSAA & Brine Extend Soccer Ball Agreement

EAST LANSING, Mich.  – Aug. 16 –  The Michigan High School Athletic Association has extended its agreement with Brine as the official ball of its soccer tournament contests for Regional and Final round play, an arrangement which will run through the 2015-16 school year.

As the Official Game Ball of MHSAA Regional, Semifinal and Final Soccer Tournaments, venue hosts will benefit by retaining the custom Brine Championship soccer balls being provided to each site.  All member schools will benefit from the opportunity to participate in the Brine Adoption Program, where they can purchase balls at a discounted rate.

For more information about the Brine Adoption Program – click here.

ABOUT BRINE - Established in 1922, Brine is a recognized industry leader in lacrosse, soccer, field hockey and volleyball. Headquartered in Warren, Mich., Brine was the innovator of the Offset™ lacrosse stick and the original round bladder soccer ball. The company was acquired by privately held New Balance in August 2006. For more information, visit brine.com.

E.A. Graphics New Vendor For MHSAA Championships Merchandise;
ShopMHSAA.com Joins Family Of Websites

EAST LANSING, Mich.  – Aug. 16 –  The Michigan High School Athletic Association has begun a multi-year licensing agreement with E.A. Graphics of Sterling Heights, Mich., to be the official and exclusive provider of MHSAA Championships merchandise. 

E.A. Graphics will provide t-shirts, sweatshirts and other gear for all rounds of MHSAA Tournaments, and its staff will be onsite at most Finals venues; in many places printing team champion shirts and other personalized garments.

In addition, E.A. Graphics will be the online source for MHSAA apparel through the latest addition to the Association’s family of websites – ShopMHSAA.com – where shirt designs for the upcoming Fall season are available for review.

E.A. Graphics will also be launching a program for MHSAA member schools to assist with their school-specific custom apparel needs.

ABOUT E.A. GRAPHICS - Established in 1975, E.A. Graphics is a family owned and operated custom screen printed and embroidered sportswear company located in Sterling Heights.  For more information, visit eagraphics.com.

ABOUT MHSAA - The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by over 1,500 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition.  No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools.  Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract approximately 1.6 million spectators each year.


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