Thursday, January 29, 2009

Texas Computer Education Association

What happens when you gather thousands of educators, administrators, and companies that are passionate about instructional technology... you get TCEA Conference. RockSports is thrilled to be a member of Texas Computer Education Association and at next week's conference. If you are planning on attending, be sure to check us out at booth #2132. This year we have several new designs:

Prompted by a twitter conversation between RockSports and a TCEA member, RockSports is also offering the option of custom printing at the show. While it was too late to bring our printing and embroidery equipment into the conference hall, it is not too late to order your shirts at the show and take them home that same week. Since the show is in Austin, and we are in the Austin area, why not take advantage of the opportunity to get your shirts done at the show.

Here's how it works:
Already have a design or logo? Bring your artwork on a flash drive. We will review it at the show, print the shirts that night, and bring them back the next day.

If you do not have artwork on hand, but have an idea, then bring your ideas and our artist in the booth will work something up for you. Once you approve the artwork, we will print the shirts that night and bring them back the next day.

Not in a hurry? That's cool too! Let's talk at the booth and begin working on artwork. From there we can quote you a price based on your quantity.

Disclaimer - If you want your shirts done at the show they must be printed on white shirts. Quick turn-around-times and on the spot printing is only achieved with the digital garment printer. For custom shirt orders of 12 or more, we recommend custom screen printing. This process will take one to two weeks.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Online Apparel Stores

RockSports welcomes QSP - A Time Inc. Company, HYSA - Hays Youth Soccer Association, and Nitro Swim as the newest to have custom online stores.

QSP is "The World Leader in Fundraising". Started in 1964, QSP has the experience to provide personal, professional fundraising expertise. Their products include Magazine, Gift, and Food programs. RockSports is proud to be the exclusive provider of screen printing and one of two to offer embroidery services.

RockSports is proud to partner with Hays Youth Soccer Association. Hays Youth Soccer is a top notch soccer association located around the Austin, TX area. Hays Soccer partnered with RockSports to provide an professional, secure online store to offer Hays Logo apparel to the athletes and athletes' parents.

Nitro Swimming is the premier home for competitve and noncompetitve swimming. Located in Cedar Park, TX, Nitro Swimming offers central Texas an excellent learning environment for swimmers of all skill levels. RockSports is proud to provide the Nitro Team Wear shown here.

To get started with your organizations online apparel store, please call us today at (512) 218-9913, or email Joe Payton at joepayton at rocksports dot net.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Vegas Baby!

RockSports is in Vegas this week for the AFRDS show. In this case, what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas. We are hoping to bring back some fresh ideas from fundraising suppliers across the nation. We are also there to offer other fundraising distributors the opportunity to offer our T-shirts as a fundraising product or prize program.

We have enjoyed being apart of the Association of Fundraising Distributors and Suppliers for the last eight years. The fundraising industry has changed drastically in the past 10 years. For instance, one recent change is that schools are not allowed to sell candy on campus. Another change is the safety concern of door to door selling by students. Also, with the number of activities that kids are involved in, there seems to be an overall fundraising burnout among parents. AFRDS is there to insure that the suppliers and distributors are informed and up to date with the latest news and regulations.

At RockSports we strive to make your fundraising experience as profitable and organized as possible. Our fundraising products should only be sold to family members (including parents), friends, and close, known neighbors. Often times we encourage our organizations to offer an alternative "buy out" option for parents. A buyout option allows kids and parents that wish not participate an opportunity to simply contribute a predetermined amount to the organization on behalf of their child, which is added to the funds being raised. Another way that RockSports overcomes burnout and increases parent involvement is by setting clear, attainable goals and setting tight deadlines. Prizes or incentive programs are often set up as well to motivate everyone towards the organization's common goal.

If you have questions or would like more information about a RockSports fundraiser, RockSports fundraising tees, or other RockSports fundraising products please give us a call or shoot us an email.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Introducing the RockYard - Rock Bottom Prices on RockSports T-shirts

RockSports is proud to present the RockYard. The RockYard,, is where you can find outrageous prices on our discontinued graphic tees. RockSports is retiring some of our older designs to the RockYard so that we can make room for new designs. That means we are offering outstanding deals on individual tees or you have the option to buy the entire lot.

What's a lot? The Lot is different for each design. We are moving our existing stock to make room for new designed tees. Buying the Lot means that you would like to buy the entire inventory for that particular design. If you buy the lot, you will receive an additional discount of the already ridiculously low price. To find out how many pieces are in the lot, simply click on "buy the lot" and you can see the current inventory. We will do our best to keep the inventory as close to "real time" as possible.

The following is an example of some of the designs that we are beginning to phase out.

Yes, the price is right on this graphic! Remember to go to RockSports for all of your custom screen printing and embroidery in and around the Austin area.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Butter Braid pastry Fundraising by RockSports

Not many people know that RockSports offers fund raising products for local schools and organizations. RockSports fundraising offers organizations the ability to raise funds by selling delicious products. The two most popular products that we offer are Chippery Cookie Dough and Butter Braid pastries.

If you haven't had the opportunity to try a Butter Braid pastry, then you need to! Call us and we will bake you a sample, because they are amazing. Over the years of providing fund raising products we have experienced one common question - "How do I cook the Butter Braid pastry"? Really it is quite simple - the directions are on the package. Contact a RockSports Fundraising representative today if you would like to hear more about Butter Braid pastry.