NPSL ANNOUNCES PREFERRED VENDORS
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce the creation of a Preferred Vendor Sponsor program for its member clubs. Three preferred vendors, Global Scarves, Wecando, and Pabian Law, have joined the NPSL in strategic partnerships, designed for mutual benefit and the growth of the beautiful game.
“The NPSL is committed to providing quality service and value to our members,” NPSL Commissioner Michael Hitchcock explained. “We have launched our Preferred Vendor Sponsor category to partner with the top companies in all applicable areas of our clubs’ business operation to help our members run a sustainable business operation. By providing these services, NPSL teams can focus on developing players, expanding their brand and growing their business, in turn, running a sustainable business operation.”
Global Scarves is one of the top providers of custom soccer scarves in North America.
“Our partnership with the NPSL is something we came together on due to the commonalities across our mission statements, brands, and set goals we both share within the soccer industry,” says Bill Kristian, VP of Sales for Global Scarves. “It gives us an exciting opportunity to work with a league that holds teams within it that trace roots to Major League Soccer, and teams that have been around for decades with a storied history.”
Global Scarves and the NPSL plan on strategically partnering to not only outfit every NPSL team with soccer scarves branded to the specific team, but plan on working together to increase and elevate the status of both entities to a higher level. Global Scarves will begin providing custom soccer scarves throughout the league, and will work with the NPSL on various events and contests to increase awareness and fervor throughout the 2014 NPSL season.
“We’re excited to partner with Global Scarves who have established themselves as a fast-growing, fan-friendly & club-friendly company, similar to the NPSL,” Hitchcock continued. “Global Scarves is an industry leader and they have already worked with NPSL supporters’ groups in Detroit and Tulsa. We’re confident that Global Scarves will provide great scarves and service to our clubs and supporters’ groups. It’s always great when you can partner with a company that shares your commitment to growing the game and vision for the potential of the NPSL.”
Wecando Print is a full-service branding company established in 2003. They specialize in printing, promotional products, embroidery, screen printing, banners, fulfillment services, and company stores.
“Wecando is one of the country’s premier promotional items companies. They have partnered with some of the top sports brands, including the NFL’s Miami Dolphins,” Hitchcock added. “The NPSL is excited to partner with Wecando in providing a turnkey solution to our members and fans to work with a company who understands the unique demands of the sports industry and will provide incredible customer service and terrific products to our teams and fans.”
Wecando Print is headquartered in Broward County, FL, but imports and exports products all over the world.
“Wecando Print is extremely proud to have earned the confidence of the NPSL and to have secured this partnership,” Wecando Print President/CEO Tom Letourneau added. “We were very interested in expanding our soccer presence nationwide and discussed this with Commissioner Michael Hitchcock in detail. We feel that we reached an agreement that will help the league and allow us to grow into our own goals. We happily accepted the offer presented by NPSL, presented at the AGM Meeting in Atlanta and now have launchedWecandoSoccer.com to give the teams a platform to start ordering from. We are excited about the progress of our relationship so far and look forward to a great season.”
Pabian Law was brought in to assist member clubs in the area of legal services.
“Pabian Law is led by one of the country’s top immigration attorneys, Keith Pabian,” Hitchcock concluded. “The NPSL is excited to partner with Pabian Law to provide an important service to our clubs and our players. Pabian Law works with MLS and NASL teams in helping them work through the complicated immigration process of signing international players. NPSL clubs will benefit from the same level of professional service as some of the top soccer teams in the country.”
Pabian Law, LLC is a Boston, Massachusetts-based immigration law firm that specializes in representing companies, organizations, sports leagues, sports teams, and athletes. It is dedicated to its clients. Whether a client is hiring a new employee, sponsoring an employee for U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency, or has an issue with the government, Pabian Law, LLC is committed to providing a fresh, cutting-edge, client-centered approach that is results-driven and customer-service focused.
“Pabian Law is truly excited and committed to our partnership with the NPSL as the league continues its incredible growth and spreads top-level soccer to more and more markets across the United States,” Keith Pabian stated. “We look forward to many years of assisting the NPSL’s teams in understanding the intricacies of U.S. immigration law and how the law affects the NPSL’s foreign coaches and players. We are excited to see what the future brings for the NPSL as it could not be brighter.”
The NPSL is a national league that operates in the 4th Division of the U.S. Soccer pyramid. NPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The NPSL is the fastest-growing national soccer league in the U.S., operating in 70+ markets across the country. Two Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs, D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls, operate U-23 squads in the NPSL.