Houston, TX – July 19, 2006 – Proforma TCT Promotions, in conjunction with Academy Sports & Outdoors, has partnered with The Coastal Conservation Association of Texas (CCATexas) to help promote marine conservation. Academy together with Proforma TCT Promotions has expanded its selection of CCA branded merchandise. Since March 2006, the project has raised nearly $100,000 for CCA. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of each branded cap and T-shirt goes to CCA. ###
“We are very excited to help CCA generate this revenue,” says Gidget Tracy, Vice President of Proforma TCT Promotions. “I started working with CCA’s promotions just after graduating from high school, twenty years ago; I’m a big believer in the organization and the causes it supports. I am really happy that our efforts have made such an impact, not just financially, but also from an exposure standpoint.”
Proforma TCT Promotions, a printing and promotional products distributor, designs and supplies all CCA branded caps and T-shirts sold by Academy. The company also manages the online stores, including the merchandise production and fulfillment of orders, for the Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina CCA divisions from their Houston office. Proforma TCT Promotions has been working with CCA since 1993.
“We’re seeing great results from our work with Proforma TCT Promotions and Academy Sports & Outdoors,” says Robby Byers, Executive Director of CCA Texas. “This continues to be a great opportunity for us to create awareness of our organization with outdoor enthusiasts. We look forward to working closely with these organizations to create additional opportunities and further our mission of coastal conservation.”
About the Coastal Conservation Association
CCA is a non-profit organization with state offices in the coastal states from Texas all the way up the east coast to Maine; which are dedicated to the conservation and preservation of coastal marine resources. Founded more than a quarter of a century ago, CCA has been instrumental in banning gill nets in state waters, establishing redfish and speckled trout as gamefish, building two of the largest red drum hatcheries in the world, and working to ensure adequate freshwater reaches Texas' bays and estuaries. www.ccatexas.org.
About Academy Sports and Outdoors
Academy Sports & Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers, operating over 88 stores across the southeastern United States. Academy stores offer the sports and outdoors enthusiast a broad selection of equipment, apparel, and footwear. “Academy is aligning itself with brands that support environmental preservation. By doing so we help to make a positive influence in the lives of our friends, customers and our environment”, says Jonathan Stoessel, Academy Men’s Outdoor Sports and Work Wear Buyer. www.academy.com
About Proforma TCT Promotions
Proforma TCT Promotions works one on one with clients to help enhance their marketing and promotional efforts. With state-of-the-art technologies and worldwide resources, they enable their clients to grow with innovative marketing solutions utilizing promotional products and printed collateral. www.proforma.com/tctpromos
With over 25 years of experience, Proforma remains clearly focused on providing solutions to North American businesses for their printing and promotional needs. A leading provider of promotional products, printing, business documents, and e-solutions, Proforma has received numerous awards and is recognized as one of the five largest companies in our industry. Proforma serves over 50,000 clients through more than 650 member offices in North America. The Proforma Worldwide Support Center is located in Cleveland, Ohio. www.proforma.com.