Parcae Capital Corp
Parcae Capital is proud to have Fan Band on its roster of clients. The sports merchandising and marketing sector continues to grow. Fan Band has strong commitment to original product lines and licensing agreements with many highly coveted and recognized professional and collegiate brands.
Please read through the following information curated from their website to get a better understanding of what Fan Band is all about and where they came from. Please visit their website by clicking HERE.
The Original Fan Band is the only armband on the market to bear an exact, embroidered replica of your favorite player’s or team’s jersey. The Fan Band’s unique, patent-protected design gives sports lovers of all ages an exciting new way to show their team pride. At under $15, the Fan Band revolutionizes collecting sports memorabilia; never before has it been so affordable to own and collect a jersey for every one of your favorite players and teams. Contact us to suggest a new player, team, or league!
As a successful entrepreneur and business owner, new products often cross my desk, but when the folks at Fan Band contacted me I was particularly intrigued. As a mother, an athlete, and a lifelong Bostonian, raised in Red Sox Nation and filled with Celtic Pride, the concept of the Fan Band immediately had my attention. When I saw it in person, I was even more impressed. Here’s the story of how the Fan Band came to be… On a mid-September morning in 2006, Marc Rubin came home hot and sweaty from playing basketball in the Florida sun. He thought he’d go to the store to buy sweatbands, and asked his kids if they wanted to tag along. As he watched his kids play an NBA video game, he had an idea. He asked them if they would wear a sweatband that looked just like a player’s real game jersey. Their response was, “Dad, every kid in the world would!” At the time, Marc’s brother-in-law made jerseys for the NBA, NFL and MLB. Marc pitched the idea to him, but he didn’t think it would work. So Marc put it on the shelf until 2009, when he had a chance meeting with good friend, Scott Valancy. Scott thought it was a home run idea and was eager to get involved. The product was patented on September 22, 2009, and the long process of product and business development began. Marc got in touch with Jack Smith, legendary founder of Sports Authority, who said that the Fan Band was one of the most exciting new sports items he had personally seen since the Hula-Hoop. We’re thrilled that Jack now serves on our Board of Directors. Three years later, we at IPC Sports are more excited than ever, as we move into a new phase of product expansion. We currently carry fantastic MLB and NBA Fan Bands with many additional Fan Bands in development. Soon there will be Fan Bands in every sport you can imagine. We even have a few surprises in store for you. We hope you love wearing the Fan Band as much as everyone we know does! We love to get new ideas and feedback from our customers. Feel free to drop me an e-mail, I’d love to hear from you. Holly Ruma, President IPC Sports HRuma@IPCSports.com
IN THE NEWS
IPC Sports Announces New College Sports Designs
Authentic licensed Fan Bands are now available for 28 top schools
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IPC Sports recently announced the expansion of its product line to include new collegiate Fan Bands. Officially licensed Fan Bands are now available for football and basketball teams for 28 of the nation’s largest and most popular schools.
“We’re thrilled to continue IPC Sports’ growth with this first round of collegiate licensing,” said Holly Ruma, CEO of IPC Sports. “We have produced Fan Bands for some of the most competitive, exciting and passionately-followed schools in the country. The new college Fan Bands will let students, alumni and college sports fans proudly display their school spirit.”
Joining all 30 MLB teams and several NBA teams already in the Fan Band product line are the University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of Arkansas, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Stanford University, Florida State University, University of Miami, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, Purdue University, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Louisiana State University, Boston College, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, Syracuse University, Oklahoma State University, Clemson University, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University and West Virginia University.
The patented Fan Band is the only MLB, NBA and college licensed armband that’s embroidered with an exact, high-quality replica of team and player jerseys. Players, cheerleaders, celebrities and fans are all wearing the Fan Band on game day and every day.
Fan Band retails for $14.99. It’s the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer for sports fans. For more information or to purchase Fan Bands, visit FanBand.net.
About Fan Band: Fan Band is a patented, high quality armband embroidered with a player or team jersey design. The Original Fan Band is officially licensed by the NBA, MLB and colleges, and is the only armband of its kind on the market. Fan Band can be purchased at stores, stadiums and arenas nationwide. It is also available for purchase at FanBand.net.
For additional information or to schedule an interview with Holly Ruma, please email Dina Ely at Media@IPCSports.com or call Dina at (800)810-6691 ext 130.
Frank Magliochetti is managing partner of Parcae Capital Corporation.