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Savage Apparel Co. Named Official Apparel Partner of Dodgeball Canada, Announces Canadian Production and Distribution
A new partnership with Dodgeball Canada and subsequent partnership with Vancouver-based production facility allows Savage to better serve Canada’s active community
July 16, 2020 — Savage Apparel Co. is pleased to announce its official partnership with Dodgeball Canada. This new partnership allows Savage to serve the apparel needs of the Canadian dodgeball community at large and provides additional partnerships with teams operating under the Dodgeball Canada banner.
Duane Wysynski, President of Dodgeball Canada, is enthusiastic about these organizations coming together. "Dodgeball Canada is very excited to welcome Savage to our community,” Wysynski says. “For any sport, it is critical to have an apparel partner that can deliver to teams and players. In Savage, we've found a partner that not only has significant experience in the industry, but has dodgeball-specific experience as well. We are looking forward to working with them in the years ahead."
This partnership also solidifies Savage’s new Vancouver-based production and distribution operation. Canadian teams will now be able to order custom fully sublimated jerseys and apparel from Savage, which will then be manufactured and shipped to them, all from within Canada. Savage is working with a production company in Vancouver, B.C. to both manufacture and distribute the custom apparel orders to their Canadian customers. The entire production and distribution process will take place within Canada, providing the Canadian dodgeball community access to quality custom gear from Savage without having to order or ship internationally, as well as supporting local industry in Canada.
Savage’s Canadian production includes the apparel company’s signature line of fully sublimated short- and long-sleeved jerseys, hooded jerseys, Neckies, and tank tops on their proprietary GreenLine fabric, which is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. The GreenLine fabric is UPF 50+ rated — the highest rating of sun protection possible for clothing. The fabric is also treated with SILVADUR — a special antimicrobial ionic wash that kills bacteria and microbes that can cause unpleasant odors, decay, and discoloration. The DuPont-certified SILVADUR treatment helps wearers stay fresher, longer, and keeps their custom gear looking good. Canadian teams can now order their custom gear featuring this top-of-the-line technology domestically, at a reduced cost, through this new partnership.
Megan McCaffery, Director of Partnerships for Dodgeball Canada, is excited about joining forces with Savage to give back to the community. "Savage has continuously demonstrated a sincere interest in working with their partners to give back to the communities they serve,” McCaffery says. “We look forward to partnering with a company that not only produces a quality product but also aligns itself with Dodgeball Canada's core values. We are excited to offer Savage's expertise to our members, and we are highly optimistic that this partnership will create a more streamlined and consistent merchandise process for Dodgeball Canada."
The Dodgeball Canada “Dodgeball is Everyone” apparel line launches at SavageApparelCompany.com on July 23, 2020. A portion of proceeds will go toward the Dodgeball Canada Community Fund. This fund will help provide sponsorships, fee coverage, gear, and more for teams in the community that have economic barriers to participating in the sport. A standalone Savage Apparel Canada website and the debut of Dodgeball Canada team stores will also launch later this year.
About Savage: Savage Apparel Co. was founded by Todd Curran in Charleston, S.C. in 2009. The company originally specialized in creating uniforms for ultimate Frisbee teams. Today, they are based in Richmond, Va. and serve a wide range of athletic markets including soccer, kickball, Spikeball, disc golf, dodgeball, and Quidditch. Find out more at savageapparelcompany.com.
About Dodgeball Canada: Dodgeball Canada is a federally-incorporated not-for-profit organization that represents thousands of dodgeball players across the country. The organization consists of members from Victoria to Charlottetown, and many points in between, and aims to create a community of athletes from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Dodgeball Canada supports player development for all ages and skill levels, and supports international development as an active Executive Member of the World Dodgeball Federation. Find out more at dodgeballcanada.org