Central Florida High Schools Compete for Athletic Sponsorships

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21 Teams. $50,000 in prizes. Who wins? You decide!

Dress The Champions by Allen Sportswear

Less than a week from now, people from all over the world will be voting for their schools of choice at DressTheChampions.com. Here, twenty-one high school sports teams will compete for their share of $50,000 worth of uniform sponsorships from Orlando-based company, Allen Sportswear. The varsity teams in the competition include football, baseball, basketball, and softball teams from all over central Florida. Competitors were nominated for the contest by teachers, coaches, administrators, and even parents. The teams will seek to win in their sport categories by popular vote, reaching out to friends and family all over the country for support.

Dress The Champions is not just a popularity contest – all of the teams have stories to tell to win your vote. These student athletes demonstrate determination in the face of adversity, and faith in times of doubt. They give back to their communities in many different ways. They are proud of the people they are learning to become. If you have ever wondered what kind of character our local schools can build through team sports, then you will have your answers at DressTheChampions.com.

Last year, more than eight-hundred thousand votes were counted in support of seven winning teams. Allen Sportswear built custom uniforms for all seven teams, saving school budgets more than $50,000. Winners included University High School Girls Basketball, a State Final Four contender, and Winter Springs High School Softball, guaranteed heavy hitters in the playoffs this season. Oakridge and Wildwood Football both took home complete home and away uniform sets and coach gear, as did Alonso Baseball, Sebring Softball, and Wekiva Boys Basketball.

This year, competitors span all the way from Tampa to Orlando, Daytona to Port St. Lucie. The complete list can be found at DressTheChampions.com. On April 11th, voting will open to determine the winners and will last for two weeks. When the dust settles, a new group of Champions will be crowned, and they will take part first-hand in the creation of their brand new uniforms.

Allen Sportswear is a custom team uniform manufacturer with headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Owners Todd and Tina Marinshaw created Dress The Champions three years ago as a way to give back to the community that supported their once-small business in rough economic times. “I have three boys,” says Todd, “I have seen what is happening to school athletic budgets, and I knew that we had to do something about it.”

Oak Ridge High School football coach Eli Williams had this to say after winning $10,000 worth of uniforms: “We have not had a freshman football team in years, mainly due to the fact that we could not afford to put them in uniforms. For the first time in a long time we have a freshman football team.”

Want to help Allen Sportswear dress a new class of Champions? Everyone can see the stories and cast their votes at http://www.DressTheChampions.com .

For more information on Dress the Champions or Allen Sportswear, contact Carty Dougherty at mdougherty(at)allensportswear(dot)com or 407-641-4900.

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