COLLEGE GAME DAY SPIRIT

My family loves College Football.

We are huge fans, because you never know what will happen each week – a top ranked team can easily lose to an unranked team! Like OU/Texas!

Every Saturday, we look at game times and schedule our day around the best games. We pile on the sofa with blankets, snacks, and activities ready to cheer our teams on to victory.

Last Saturday as we got upset and bored watching our much-loved team lose badly, I started researching collegiate fan gear companies that give back.

I found really cool companies and fun stuff!

Great ideas for holiday gifts! 

TIPSY ELVES

At Tipsy Elves, they make clothes that make you smile! They started the company with the Ugly Sweater (look for a blog post near the holidays!) and expanded to collegiate apparel. Their sweaters 4 sweaters program brings holiday warmth to as many children as they can, and you can help! Each sweater you purchase on their website will help Tipsy Elves donate brand new warm hoodies to children in need. They have teamed up with Save the Children to donate over 1000 children’s hoodies to students at disadvantaged schools in America.

A great website with lots of choices. I picked out just a few. Click on the picture and it will take you to the website. 

PRIDE & GLORY

Pride & Glory™ is the nation’s first cohesive collegiate beauty brand designed to give back to local communities through the vast university and college network, alumni and fan base.

At Pride & Glory they are building stronger communities in two ways. First, they are teaching students that small acts of kindness can help their local city. Second, a percentage of our proceeds from each product goes back to the charity of the school through our 501 C (3) trust, Inspiration Nations. To read more about their program click here 

They have products for the following: University of Florida, Florida State University, Auburn University, University of Tennessee, University of South Carolina, University of Alabama, Louisiana State University and Vanderbilt University — with more school collections launching throughout 2015.

LIVE FASHIONABLE

Game day SCARVES are a fun way to show school spirit by Live FashionAble. They are creating a sustainable business in Africa. Every FashionAble product is named after one of the heroic women that lovingly weave and craft these items.  FashionAble's role is working with women, both locally and globally, who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution, to addiction, to lack of opportunities. Click here to learn more.