CEDAR HILL, TX — The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) has entered into a long term agreement with industry-leading event merchandising company PepWear as its Official Event Merchandiser and Online Merchandiser. As a part of the five-year agreement, the MPSSAA joins a growing roster of state associations that have partnered with PepWear. The company will exclusively design, produce, and sell MPSSAA-branded merchandise, both online and onsite for all public high school state championships.
The MPSSAA is extremely excited for their student-athletes, fans, and families to experience PepWear’s modern way of delivering a world class retail experience.
“PepWear is excited about growing Maryland’s merchandise business. Now more than ever, state associations need a merchandising partner that can stay flexible and creative to maximize sales in a sustainable manner. The team at PepWear has the data and know-how to make that happen,” said Craig Johnson, CEO of PepWear.
In advance of state championships returning, a limited offering of MPSSAA merchandise will be made available the summer of 2020 at shop.mpssaa.org.
About the MPSSAA
In its 75th year, The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association operates in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the 24 local school systems to provide interscholastic participation opportunities to more than 111,000 student-athletes at 198 public high schools. The MPSSAA carries out the philosophy and purposes of the association, including making interscholastic athletics part of the entire educational program, continually developing programs to promote physical and mental safety as well as protection from exploitation and to promote fair competition and sportsmanship with all those involved.
Since 1987, PepWear has been commemorating youth achievements, offering merchandise for sale at competitive events. With deep roots in the scholastic arts, PepWear has long term relationships with the leading state and national organizations involved in marching band, color guard, and concert band and choir competitions. In recent years PepWear has launched its unique Event Merchandising Solution with athletic organizations, combining world-class pop-up stores, high-quality products, and the latest cloud-based technology, with impressive results.
Garrett Scharton, 972-723-7058
Vice President of Business Development