Mason Gear Now Sold at Champs

Posted: February 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Carrie Lake

Mason affinity merchandise is now available on the shelves of Champs Sports at the following locations: Fair Oaks Mall, Tyson’s Galleria, Dulles Town Center Mall, Manassas Mall, and Ballston Mall.

Champs Sports was one of the retailers targeted in a campaign to encourage national retailers to carry George Mason merchandise. As part of the campaign, the Alumni Association, Athletics, and Student Government sent a letter educating several retailers about the increased demand for Mason items among the university community.

Now the Champs has made this commitment, Director of Alumni Affairs, Chris Clark-Talley said, “Let’s get out there, and clear those shelves, and send a strong message that Mason is worth this long-overdue investment.”

The letter emphasized the high level of pride and loyalty within the George Mason community, explained that Mason supporters represent more than 130,000 constituents who are eager to purchase Patriot gear, and asked the vendors to make a commitment to carrying George Mason University and Patriot Athletics merchandise in their stores.

The letter also went to national representatives of Dick’s (Galyans), Finish Line, Lids, JCPenney, Pro Image, Sports Authority, and Wal-Mart.

Of course, Mason merchandise is always available at the George Mason University Bookstore or online.

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