THIRD BOOK OF VERSE FROM THE PEOPLE’S POET MICK COLLISS

Perth, Australia, 2018-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mick Colliss has delivered his poems all over the world. From Centre Court at Rod Laver Arena, to Olympic athlete functions, to audiences in the United States.

Now the author, poet, guest speaker, commentator and former vice-captain of the Australian Sudoku team has released a new collection of verse – his third.

His poems are dry, funny, occasionally moving and uniquely Australian.

Titled What Rhymes with George? his book contains over 40 different poems written over the past 10 years and covers a range of sports, occasions and anecdotes as well as tributes to individuals including Dennis Commetti, former Wallaby Nathan Sharpe and events like the San Jose copper mine rescue and the devastating Queensland flood.

“In 2003 the West Coast Eagles asked me to write a poem to commemorate Glen Jakovich’s 250th game,” Colliss said. “My first thought was: what rhymes with Jakovich?”, which became the title of my first book. I took it in to Radio 6PR in Perth and gave a copy to the legendary broadcaster, George Grljusich. He looked at the title and answered “Grljusich”.

“I thought of calling this book What Rhymes with Grljusich? in honour of the great man but thought it would be too hard to find on Google, so called it What Rhymes with George? instead.

“It’s much easier to spell.”

Colliss has been writing his unique form of poetry for many years and his work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sunday Times, Australian Rugby News and The West Australian. He has written on request for organisations including the West Coast Eagles, the WA Olympic Committee, the WACA, Western Force, Fremantle Dockers and Ronald McDonald House.

The foreword of What Rhymes with George? has been written by Basil Zempilas, most notably of Channel 7 and Radio 6PR.

Mick’s most recent commissioning was to write a poem for Tennis Australia, which he performed on centre court at Rod Laver Arena – with luminaries such as Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Frank Sedgman and Laver himself standing alongside – during the 2018 Australian Tennis Open.

What Rhymes with George? is available at selected outlets and online at https://www.whatrhymeswithgeorge.com

Colliss is available for all media and interviews. Contact Mick Colliss on 0409 090 290 or by email at mick@mickcolliss.com

OMEGA Watches to be US PGA Timekeeper

Already a sponsor of numerous golfing tournaments around the world, OMEGA Watcheshas renewed and expanded its links with the US PGA Tour.

The Swiss watches brand has signed a five year deal to be the organisation’s Official Timekeeper. The new partnership will be launched at the 2011 PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club which begins on 8 August and will run through to the PGA’s Centennial year celebrations in 2016.

The new deal will encompass two of golf’s best known events, the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup, alongside a number of popular subsidiary contests. The commitment from the watch manufacturer includes advertising on TV broadcasts of the sport and marketing support for the PGA’s Player development efforts.

As the Official Timekeeper of The PGA of America, the company will also provide timings and other support to the Senior PGA Championship, the PGA Championship and Grand Slam of Golf, and the Official Licensee of the 2012 and 2014 Ryder Cup. The sponsor also allows the manufacturer presenting Sponsor rights at certain events and the status of Official Timekeeper of the Professional National Championship.

As well as organising prestigious golf events, the US PGA also organises representation and accreditation for the 27,000 men and women PGA professionals who work with golf clubs as golf tutors, course managers and other associated roles.

OMEGA watches also supports golf outside of the United States, serving as title sponsor of the European Masters, the Mission Hills World Cup of Golf and the OMEGA watches Dubai Desert Classic. The roster of Brand Ambassadors includes a number of current golf stars such as Sergio Garcia and Michelle Wie and one of the game’s all-time greats, Greg Norman.

With a rich history in sports timekeeping, OMEGA watches has served as Official Timekeeper at 24 Olympic Games since 1932. It has extended its agreement with the International Olympic Committee through to 2020.

OMEGA watches are available at the Watch Hut, the UK’s largest watch website, at http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk.

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Citizen Watches Ambassador Kim Clijsters Misses Wimbledon

Citizen watches ambassador Kim Clijsters has confirmed that she will miss this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

The injury is the second suffered this year by Clijsters, after the first prevented her from playing in this year’s French Open. Clijsters sustained the new injury during her match against Romina Oprandi at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.

During the match, she skidded on the grass court and fell, twisting her right ankle which resulted in severe bruising and a tendon injury. The new injury is unrelated to her previous ankle problem and it is thought it could not have been prevented by the application of ankle tape.

The Citizen watches ambassador has been ordered to rest and will resume training in a month’s time to enable her to take part in this summer’s major US events such as the US Open, which takes place in late August. The event features Clijsters’ major sponsor Citizen watches as the official timekeeper.

Earlier this season, the player had to take time off to recover from shoulder and wrist injuries sustained as a result of the WTA tournament in Miami at the end of March. In early April, she injured her ankle whilst attending the wedding party of a cousin. She returned to the courts at the French Open but her lack of competitive play and training activity showed and she was ousted in the second round by the Dutch player Arantxa Rux, currently ranked 114th in the professional standings, 112 places below Clijsters.

Clijster has so far reached four Grand Slam finals and has won 34 singles titles in her career. She has also won 9 doubles titles with her partner, Japanese player Ai Sugiyama. She retired from the sport in 2007, playing her last tournament in Warsaw. Kim returned to the game in March 2009 initially aiming to participate in exhibition tournaments but returned to competitive tennis in August 2009. A few weeks later she returned to the US Open, the tournament she won in 2005.

To view over 7000 watches from more than 65 watch brands and to find out the latest developments in the world of watch brand ambassadors, visit the Watch Hut at http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk.

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WOMbat Helps Paddle-Boarding Make A Splash In The UK

Adventure clothing and lifestyle brand, WOMbat, is helping organise a new competition for one of the UK’s fastest growing sports.

Forget Sunday football leagues and midweek darts leagues, the summer of 2010 will see a new kid arrive in town – Stand Up Paddle League.

Paddle-boarding has you standing on a board, using a long paddle to propel yourself over a stretch of water. The sport, which involves elements of surfing and kayaking, can be a fantastic way of improving your posture and developing or maintaining your core muscles as you work to keep your balance on the water.

People around the country are already discovering how much fun paddle-boarding can be, but to help bring the sport to even more people in 2010, WOMbat and the Fen Paddle Company have teamed up to organise Paddle League.

Tournaments have already been planned to take place on rivers in Cambridge and Norwich at the end of July, while more locations are still to be confirmed. Teams taking part will have to face three different challenges on the day called “over, through and under”. More details are due to be released soon, but the aim will be to post the fastest time in each heat in order to progress to the finals where teams will be able to compete for a host of amazing prizes.

However, the team at WOMbat understands that it’s not all about winning, so they’re going to be handing out a raft of extra goodies including prizes for the team which raises the most cash for charity, the team with the best attitude, and a prize for the individual who pulls the most impressive wipeout.

All equipment including boards, paddles and buoyancy aids will be provided on the day, as well as an hour’s paddle training to make sure contestants are up to speed.

Money raised through Paddle League will be donated to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), a charity which cares for children with life-threatening conditions and complex healthcare needs.

Register now

WOMbat is looking for teams of six to enter the competition. Anyone can come together to make up a team such as friends, workmates, university clubs or professionals. As an incentive to get entries in early, anyone entering before January 25, 2010, will have their team name entered into a draw for 1 x free entry and 2 x 25 per cent entry discounts. They’ll also be guaranteed to receive a free Paddle League T-shirt.

WOMbat’s Victoria Tingey said: “We’re delighted to be working together with the Fen Paddle Company, helping to organise next year’s Paddle League tournaments. Everyone at WOMbat loves trying new sports and making the most of the outdoors, and paddle-boarding is right up our street.

“At WOMbat we’re all about having adventures whether it’s on a river, in the sea or up a mountain, so it’s fantastic to be involved with a brand new competition like Paddle League.”

WOMbat would like to hear from cities or other parties interested in hosting a 2010 tournament as well as companies interested in sponsoring a student Paddle League tournament next summer.

To find out more and request an information pack visit www.fenpaddle.co.uk.

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Kaenon Polarized Releases New Sunglasses For Holiday ’09

Kaenon Polarized™ , the Newport Beach-based maker of lifestyle and performance sunglasses, proudly announces the Holiday arrival of three new Luxury Performance frame designs for men and women.  The men’s and women’s sunglass styles will be available November 1 and launched to retail in limited release through Kaenon’s premium dealer network, including 20 southwest Nordstrom locations.

Designed in California and made in Italy, PINO™ and BURNET™ are modern, west coast interpretations of retro-period designs that are pure Luxury Performance to be worn equally, by both men and women.  JOSS™ was inspired by, and designed with racecar-driving pop star Danica Patrick for women looking for something feminine and stylish, yet comfy and sporty in a women’s sunglass.

The initial Holiday 2009 release will make each style available in a rich, gloss black frame with the company’s patented SR-91 polarized lens in Grey 12™ as well as a new frame color the company calls Havana – a beautiful tobacco brown accented by deep, dark rich tones.  Each frame is hand painted and assembled in Italy following Kaenon’s creative direction and strict quality control.  Joss will offer Havana with Copper 12™ SR-91 polarized lenses, while Burnet and Pino will house G12 lenses in Havana.  Each frame is Rx adaptable with Kaenon’s SR-91 prescription lenses – in Single Vision or Freestyle™ Progressive.

PINO
Simple, clean, and stylish, PINO is a modern, west coast take of a 50’s-period classic to be worn by both men and women looking for a moderately sized fun, yet functional sunglass.  Designed in California, made in Italy, Pino’s injection molded TR-90 8-base wrapped frame is pure Luxury Performance.  Old school styling with low-key Kaenon branding engraved on a decorative metal inlay, all defy Pino’s light weight, performance fit.  Only further enhanced by our patented SR-91 polarized lenses that provide unsurpassed razor sharp optical clarity and glare reduction.  Pino comes with a protective metal case and is Rx adaptable.  MSRP begins at $229.

BURNET
BURNET is a subtle reshaping and condensed interpretation of our popular, retro-inspired Burny™ frame style.  Designed to be worn by both women and men equally, it’s a timeless, classic design that features subtle, yet distinctive styling with the performance and comfort Kaenon Polarized is known for.  Easy to wear for a wide variety of face shapes, and featuring a throw-back temple design highlighted by discrete branding and logo detailing in a pure metal inlay, this durable, performance-wrapped TR-90 frame houses 8-base SR-91 polarized lenses for razor sharp optical clarity and unsurpassed glare reduction.   Made in Italy, BURNET comes with a protective metal case and is Rx adaptable.  MSRP begins at $229.

JOSS
Inspired by Danica Patrick, and designed with input from the racecar-driving pop star, JOSS is the shapely sister to our popular Georgia™ frame style that Danica has been so instrumental in popularizing.   Joss is distinguished by a slightly oversized round lens shape, enhanced by supple, curvy surfaces that taper aft into thin sleek temples that support our female-fit geometry.   Made in Italy using TR-90 frame material, Joss is light weight, durable and super comfy, with buried Variflex nose pads for additional comfort and security that come standard as do the wrapped 8-base SR-91 polarized lenses for maximum protection with unsurpassed razor sharp optical clarity and glare reduction.  Complete with a protective metal case and Rx adaptable, Joss is the choice in women’s sunglasses that begs to be worn…and loves to play!  MSRP begins at $209.

Kaenon Polarized has quickly become the luxury performance choice of those who live the Southern California lifestyle to its fullest. Superior lens performance is the engine that differentiates Kaenon Polarized sunglasses, verified by scientists and validated by professionals in both land and water sports such as, sailing, golf, baseball, snow, surf, paddling, fishing, cycling, climbing and driving, as well as celebrities in film and music.

At the core of every Kaenon Polarized sunglass is the company’s proprietary and patented SR-91 ® lens material. No other lens on the market offers better clarity, impact protection, and glare reduction, all in one ultra-lightweight lens. Every SR-91 polarized lens carries a Lifetime Guarantee against delamination, cracking or splitting – including Kaenon Polarized prescription sunglasses made from SR-91 prescription polarized lenses.

With an initial 20+-store launch that started in July, Nordstrom will sell all three new Kaenon Polarized sunglass styles in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii – including its four flagship locations at South Coast Plaza, Fashion Valley Mall, The Grove and Scottsdale.  Including Nordstrom in this initial Holiday launch of Burnet, Pino and Joss, demonstrates the success both companies have enjoyed since partnering in July – with sales of Kaenon Polarized sunglasses out-performing Nordstrom expectations.

“Nordstrom has always been the first to recognize true leadership and trend direction in fashion and sensibility, and we’re very excited they’ve shown such confidence in Kaenon Polarized to once again demonstrate their knack for quality product and ability to differentiate themselves with distinctive brands,” said Steve Rosenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Kaenon Polarized. “Nordstrom not only understands the trends, they have exceptional insight behind the product that drives those trends,” he added.

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WOMbat Clothing Customers To Go Bonkers For Conkers

IT’S conkers season again, and to bring the spirit of the game alive for their customers, WOMbat Clothing stores are to stage conkers tournaments for all-comers over the next three weekends.

Participants don’t even need to go to the trouble of hunting for their own conkers, as the stores are being supplied with plenty of ready-strung horse chestnuts, so that customers can recreate the excitement of one of the ultimate school playground games in their WOMbat Clothing store.

This is a great chance for customers to relive some of their most memorable playground moments, or even perhaps for some to discover the excitement and elation of a conker tournament for the first time. And because the stores are providing the ammunition, there’ll be no accusations of‘nut nobbling’, or any of the other unsporting practices which school mates might have resorted to.

Store visitors will be able to either take part in a league contest with fellow WOMbat customers, challenge WOMbat staff to a ‘fight to the death’ or, if the queues at the tills start getting a little long, a rapid-fire best-of-three or best-of-five shoot-out. And there’ll be prizes of 10% off purchases made, or £10 WOMbat vouchers, depending on the format of the competition each store chooses. Details will be posted in each store.

Staff will officiate at every game, and in the event of any disputes will have the final say.

“We thought this would be a great way of encouraging people into our stores, and an event which would demonstrate that the WOMbat Clothing brand is all about fun, excitement and a passion for life,” said WOMbat’s Victoria Tingey.

Anyone interested in taking part can find the location of your nearest WOMbat Clothing store here, and call in on the next three Saturdays and Sundays to take part in the Great British conker fight.

Or they might just want to cheer on their mates and watch the action unfold. Either way, it’s a great way to experience what one of the newest, funkiest clothing retailers on the block is all about, and to discover a range of fun, funky and environmentally-friendly sports and leisure clothing as well as fair trade clothing that’s ‘born to be worn’.

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JD Sports Launches Competition To Find Miss Apple Bottoms

To celebrate the arrival of the hot new range of Apple Bottoms landing in JD Sports this September, JD has teamed up with the funky fresh brand to find their very own Miss Apple Bottoms.

Founded by the American Hip Hop master mind, Nelly, Apple Bottoms serves up the freshest gear to trendsetting women of all shapes and sizes, with their motto being: “A woman should not try to fit the clothes; the clothes should fit the woman”. With this in mind, Apple Bottoms and JD Sports are looking for one girl to be the perfect fit and become the face of this stylish new range for this autumn.

The selected finalists will get to attend a casting day and then the winner will take part in their own exclusive photo shoot in the latest Apple Bottoms collection.

The winner of this exclusive competition will then feature in her very own advertising campaign and receive a year’s supply of the notorious Apple Bottoms jeans and her swanky new pictures to keep.

But that’s not all; Apple Bottoms is also offering a pair of its womens jeans signed by the main man himself, Nelly. This is a money can’t buy prize and one certainly not to be missed. Internationally admired and worn by celebrities including Ashanti and Fergie as well as being featured on Americas next Top Model.

Full details on how to enter, along with terms and conditions are available through the JD Sports website jdsports.co.uk/applebottoms.

JD Sports Fashion Plc is the leading UK specialised multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear. The company operates over 350 stores through the UK.

John David Sports was founded in 1981 with one shop in Bury. It expanded into the Arndale Centre in Manchester in 1983 and consolidated its position throughout the 1980s with further openings, largely in the North and Midlands. The first London store was opened in Oxford Street in 1989 and by the time of JD Sports’ stock market flotation in 1996 there were 56 stores.

The business continued to grow organically until 2002 and then grew further with the acquisition of over 200 stores, further consolidating its position as the leading UK retailer of fashionable sports and casual wear.

As well as offering customers leading brands such as Nike, Adidas Originals, Lacoste, Converse and K-Swiss, JD Sports also stocks ‘own-label’ brands.

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Ernest Jones Celebrates Tennis and Summer

Despite the unpredictability of the weather and regardless of sporting performances, Brits are opting for year-round strawberries on and off centre court. To show its support, Ernest Jones is offering customers the chance to get behind the British efforts at Wimbledon with price reductions on selected tennis bracelets, and Chamilia beads and charms with summer and tennis related themes.

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Beads and charms are the ideal summer jewellery to wear at Wimbledon as they perfectly match the festival-like atmosphere of this prestigious tournament. One of the best selling charms of the summer is the Chamilia strawberry. Since its recent introduction to Ernest Jones, the jewellery chain has received a volley of demand and has had to order in extra punnets.

Chamilia jewellery was founded in 2002 by Killian Rieder and Jeff Julkowski and is based on the concept of putting design into the hands of the customer. Killian, a former designer with fashion icon Polo, wanted Chamilia to be personalised to allow women to change and customise their jewellery to fit their mood, moment or occasion, like a chameleon that changes to suit its environment.

The Chamilia collection at Ernest Jones consists of bracelets and necklaces in both silver and gold, with a huge selection of beads and charms that can be used to create personalised jewellery to suit each customer. Also in silver and gold and set with colourful crystals, gems and diamonds, the bead collection features a range of Disney characters and fun, fashionable designs allowing customers to create their own personalised jewellery.

The Chamilia tennis bracelet is another great piece of jewellery for the summer season. Made famous in 1987 by super-glamorous tennis star Chris Evert, the tennis bracelet is a string of dazzling diamonds worn around the wrist. This type of bracelet was previously known as an in-line bracelet because it is, essentially, a line of diamonds around the wrist. During a match in the 1987 US Open, Chris Evert’s bracelet broke, scattering diamonds around the court. This accident bought her time to recover her breath and eventually go on to win the match. Since then bracelets consisting of a string of diamonds have been known as tennis bracelets.

Ernest Jones features a wide range of tennis bracelets in 9ct and 18ct white and yellow gold. Starting with cubic zirconia bracelets and going right up to tennis bracelets featuring a total three carats of diamonds. A selection of the tennis bracelets featured are now being offered at reduced prices, making them an even more appealing treat for customers.

About Ernest Jones: The Diamond and Watch Specialist
Ernest Jones, the Diamond and Watch Specialist, has over 200 stores and a retail website. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches and high quality jewellery, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewelers Limited, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Kaenon Polarized Introduces the New Arlo™ Sunglass

Kaenon Polarized™, the Southern California-based Luxury Performance™ sunglass brand, proudly announces the arrival of its newest lifestyle-inspired sunglasses for spring 2009. ARLO™ – characterized by its conservative, good looking design and universal fit, accommodates a wide range of face shapes.

Blending sophisticated street appeal with Kaenon’s SR-91® polarized lenses, these sunglasses offer superior optical clarity, color contrast, and depth perception in a lightweight, impact resistant package. ARLO is the latest addition to Kaenon’s quiver of uncompromising selection of sunglasses.

With its elegant lines, scripted metal inlay on the temples and 5-barrel metal hinges, ARLO is perfectly suited for any uptown excursion or outdoor adventure. The unisex design of ARLO offers an exceptionally comfortable sunglass fit for a wide variety of men’s and women’s face sizes. The Italian crafted TR-90 injection-molded frame keeps ARLO strong yet flexible. Subtle no-slip Variflex™ nose pads anchor ARLO to your face, while adding all-day-every-day comfort.

As the newest addition to Kaenon Polarized’s sunglass line, ARLO is available in Black with SR-91 lenses in Grey12, Matte Black with Grey12, and Tortoise with Copper12 lens options. As with all Kaenon Polarized sunglasses, ARLO is Rx adaptable and custom lens tints are available for nominal charge. Retail price: $199.

Founded by elite-level sailor, Olympic sailing coach, and Southern California native, Steve Rosenberg and his brother Darren, Kaenon Polarized represents the culmination of Rosenberg’s 20+years of experience in the sports optics world as a sponsored athlete, sports marketer, and executive. Since its launch in 2001 with its patented SR-91 lens, Light Transmission Level Technology, and award winning KORE product, Kaenon Polarized has continued Rosenberg’s mission to provide the elite athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts with the clarity of polarized optics and high-performance frames with superior fit and luxurious style. Today, Kaenon Polarized is the Luxury Performance choice of professionals in both land and water sports such as golf, baseball, snow, surf, kitesurfing, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, and automotive racing, as well as entertainers in film and music.

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Fans cheer their favorite teams to victory and get great prices on college hoops gear

GameTimeUSA.com, the foremost online retailer of professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise, MLB Apparel and NFL merchandise, today announced winter deals on men’s and women’s NCAA basketball jerseys. As college basketball heats up, fans and alumni will find their favorite team’s jerseys at affordable prices among GameTimeUSA.com’s large selection of sports apparel.

“College basketball season is full of excitement — f r o m longstanding school rivalries to tracking the hottest new talent to be scouted by the pros,” said Sam Brown, spokesperson for GameTime USA. “Our selection of NCAA basketball jerseys has something for every fan, no matter which team they are rooting for or which school colors they represent.”

With the league’s top 25 conference in high gear, team jerseys will be popular items this season. Among the many notable team jerseys sold by GameTimeUSA.com are Arizona, Arizona State, Clemson, Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, St Mary’s, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Washington and Washington State, to name a few.

GameTimeUSA.com brings NCAA jerseys and merchandise to fans looking for affordably priced quality sports apparel that comes with the industry’s most reliable customer service. Featuring hassle-free exchanges and returns, GameTimeUSA.com ships to U.S. and Canadian customers. For additional savings, GameTimeUSA.com offers $4.95 flat-fee ground shipping within the 48 contiguous states for delivery within 1-4 business days.

As a long time provider of professional and college sports merchandise, Game Time USA is the only Yahoo Merchant in the field of college and professional sports apparel with a five-star rating. With its state-of-the-art e-commerce business and 10 year history, GameTimeUSA.com has customer service and shipping down to a science. With 98% of product inventory shipped on the same business day orders are placed and quick response and readily available order information, sports fans are primed for quality products, excellent service and amazing prices.

In addition to NCAA Basketball apparel and other merchandise, GameTimeUSA.com has NFL jerseys, MLB jerseys, NHL jerseys, college football jerseys, sweatshirts, jackets, and caps among other team merchandise and clothing items, fans can find low prices on time honored sports fan gifts. For more information about GameTimeUSA.com or to start shopping for the very best in fan gear, please visit http://www.gametimeusa.com.

About GameTimeUSA.com

GameTime USA is the foremost online retailer of professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise. GameTimeUSA.com is headquartered in Longview , TX with its foundation stemming f r o m Pros Choice Athletic Stores Inc, founded in 1991 as a mall based retailer in Texas and Louisiana . In 1998 GameTime USA began its online enterprises by providing customers nationwide with fan-gear for their favorite pro or college team. For more information, please visit http://www.gametimeusa.com.

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Fitness Footwear, a leading supplier of Merrell shoes is pleased to announce the launch of the Merrell brand’s new 2009 Spring/Summer catalogue

Fitness Footwear is the UK ‘s biggest online stockist of Merrell shoes, providing a one stop shop for the Merrell brand on the internet for over 4 years. By offering a wide range of Merrell shoes and styles in a complete selection of sizes the online retailer has been able to quickly build a substantial following for the Merrell brand.

Merrel’s new Spring/Summer 2009 catalogue will provide Fitness Footwear with an unrivalled opportunity to offer their customers a new range of fashionable and functional sandals, trainers, walking boots and other specialist shoes across a wide range of activities. Similarly, the 2009 range of Merrell footwear incorporates a number of new styles while expanding upon the world renowned Chameleon range with many new and exciting styles.

Luke Barlow, Fitness Footwear partner highlighted the company’s long history of working with Merrell,

“As a favoured retailer of Merrell footwear we have been able to develop a large and loyal customer base and build much renown for the American brand here in the UK . As such, we are looking forward to the new styles and innovations the spring and summer ranges will bring. I’m sure our many Merrell customers feel the same way.”

Offering the web’s widest choice of sports and outdoors shoes, Fitness Footwear and Merrell have made a winning combination since 2005. While Fitness Footwear promotes every outdoor activity f r o m running and hiking to more extreme sports such as parkour, the mission of the Merrell brand is to inspire the outdoor athlete in everyone by embracing the natural world or the urban landscape. With a philosophy that is driven by bringing people adventure and exhilaration, discovery and freedom, as well as self knowledge and fulfillment, the Merrell brand is the perfect flag for passionate online retailer Fitness Footwear.

The Merrell brand itself is owned by Wolverine World Wide Inc, an American superpower in shoes who recently acquired Cushe, adding the small, yet innovative brand to their awe inspiring portfolio which currently includes Bates, Hush Puppies, Sebago and also Merrell.

Emma Barlow, Fitness Footwear partner described the relationship with Wolverine and Merrell shoes

“You couldn’t ask for a better supplier than Merrell. We’ve had nothing but a great experience since day one with wonderful support and amicable solutions to any problems. As a customer is makes us feel valued and as an independent retailer we’ve been pleased to dedicate our time to them as well. It’s very much a giving relationship between Fitness Footwear and Merrell, creating a mutually beneficial business model.”

About Fitness Footwear

Founded in 2004, Fitness Footwear has rapidly grown into the UK’s most successful online retailer of sports shoes and outdoor footwear, with a bold dedication to outstanding service, easy transactions and secure online shopping for its customers.

These philosophies have led Fitness Footwear to become the online champions of many leading brands including Merrell, Fit Flops , Magnum boots and Caterpillar boots.

This press release was written by Adam Smith

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MLB Jerseys, Sweatshirts, Hats & More at GameTimeUSA.com

GameTime USA, the foremost online retailer of professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise, MLB Apparel and NFL merchandise, today announced their MLB Playoff specials on all MLB jerseys, sweatshirts, jackets and more.

With Major League Baseball Playoffs in full swing, now is the time to gear up for the most intense games of the season. Baseball fans can choose from a huge inventory of merchandise featuring this years strongest teams. From the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs among the rest, Game Time USA has MLB jerseys, sweatshirts, jackets, t-shirts and caps in a variety of sizes – giving shoppers great prices and flexibility of choice.

Featuring quality MLB replica jerseys, GameTime USA has celebrated over ten years of providing top-rated customer service, quality sports apparel and licensed sports merchandise to fans throughout the United States and Canada.

“Fall is one of the best times of year for sports fans – MLB Playoffs provide camaraderie and fan enthusiasm like no other time of the season. We have a number of MLB products on sale, many of which are the MLB Playoff teams still in the running,” stated Sam Brown, spokesperson for GameTime USA.

As a long time provider of professional and college sports merchandise, Game Time USAis the only Yahoo Merchant in the field of college and professional sports apparel with a five-star rating. With its state of the art e-commerce business and 10 year history, Game Time USA has customer service and shipping down to a science. With 98% of product inventory shipped on the same business day orders are placed and quick response and readily available order information, sports fans are primed for quality products, excellent service and amazing prices.

Featuring a complete inventory of has MLB jerseys, sweatshirts, jackets, and caps among other team merchandise & clothing items, fans can find low prices on time honored sports fan gifts. For more information about Game Time USA or to start shopping for the very best in fan gear, please visit gametimeusa.com.

About GameTime USA
GameTime USA is the foremost online retailer of
professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise. GameTime USA is headquartered in Longview, TX with its foundation stemming from Pros Choice Athletic Stores Inc, founded in 1991 as a mall based retailer in Texas and Louisiana. In 1998 GameTime USA began its online enterprises by providing customers nationwide with fan-gear for their favorite Pro or College team. For more information, please visit gametimeusa.com.

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