PEORIA, ARIZ. — The Antigua Group, Inc.—celebrating its 32nd year in business as one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of genuine golf and sports apparel under its Antigua brand—announced today that it has been named supplier of staff and volunteer uniforms for the Travelers
Championship, Connecticut’s PGA TOUR event, for the 16th consecutive year.
Antigua will again provide apparel for more than 3,500 volunteers at this year’s Travelers Championship, being held June 20 through June 26 at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
“Being chosen as the supplier of staff and volunteer uniforms for the Travelers Championship for 16 straight years is a very big deal,” said Ron McPherson, President and CEO of Antigua. “In this day and age of vendors giving away product to lure tournaments to use their product, I believe our association with the Travelers Championship may be unprecedented. Every year we battle with the industry’s top brands for the tournament’s business, but we continue to do a good job so fortunately the tournament keeps renewing us. Jim Mayo, our sales representative in Connecticut, is a major reason why our association with the tournament has continued for this long.”
Mayo—a 23-year Antigua veteran who has been the company’s only rep calling on the tournament during the 16-year run—and along with Antigua’s event department have been instrumental in continuing the Travelers Championship’s business over the years thanks to their service, expertise and knowledge of the event. Other reasons the longtime business relationship continues to prosper include:
• Antigua’s remarkable ability to handle such a complex event with more than 20 logo designs;
• Antigua’s amazing ability to turn around orders in less than 24 hours;
• Antigua’s numerous annual choices of men’s and ladies’ matchable product that most of its competitors can’t equal.
“Gary Chittenden, the Antigua/Slazenger Eastern Regional Manager for Golf, has embraced the Travelers Championship and has done an awesome job securing the bids year in and year out,” McPherson says, “while John Anderson also helped immensely in securing this year’s business.”
Headquartered in Peoria, Ariz., The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with Major and Minor League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL) the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Football association (NFL) along with numerous American universities and colleges for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, headwear and outerwear. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division. Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America.
Antigua products can also be found online at shop.antigua.com.
About Travelers Championship
The Travelers Championship will be held June 20 – 26, 2011, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. As the only PGA TOUR event in the Northeast in early summer, the Travelers Championship is one of the region’s premier sporting events. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, serving children facing serious illness; the Greater Hartford Jaycees, a leadership development and community service organization; and more than 130 other nonprofit organizations throughout New England. The event is sponsored by Travelers, a leading provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto and business. Travelers has been doing business in the community for nearly a century and a half, and today has more than 6,000 employees in the Greater Hartford area. The Official Property Casualty Insurer of the PGA TOUR, Travelers has been a sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952, becoming title sponsor in 2007. Complete details are available on www.TravelersChampionship.com.
For more information on The Antigua Group, visit them online at www.antigua.com
The Antigua Group, Inc. 16651 North 84th Avenue, Peoria, Ariz., 85382