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180s, LEADING WINTER ACCESSORIES BRAND, AWARDED LICENSING PRIVILEGES FOR NHL IN U.S. AND CANADA
BALTIMORE, Md. (October 5, 2009)- 180s (www.180s.com), a leading brand of innovative performance apparel and accessories, today announced its official licensing agreement with NHL Enterprise L.P. and NHL Canada Enterprise L.P. for team-specific ear warmers sold in the U.S. and Canada. Currently, 180s has licensing agreements with more than 100 NCAA colleges and universities, as well as all National Football League teams. 180s' NHLÂ® licensed products will be available via www.180s.com and at top retailers beginning later this fall.
â€œAdding the NHL to our licensed ear warmer collection creates a solid opportunity to extend 180s' visibility to a passionate consumer audience,â€ said Shelley Foland, senior sales and business unit manager for 180s. â€œWe will now be able to provide hockey fans with a way to stay warm and true to their favorite team while enjoying the colder winter weather.â€
The collection gives NHLÂ® fans the chance to stay connected to their favorite team and show their support using 180s' patented behind the head ear warmers. For more information, please visit www.nhl.com and www.180s.com.
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180s LLC is a leading brand of innovative performance consumer products sold worldwide. Headquartered in Baltimore, 180s designs and markets award-winning accessories and apparel that PUSHâ„¢ the boundaries of innovation. Our passion is to create and deliver intelligent and stylish performance products that are exceptional on the mountains, city streets or while working out. www.180s.com.
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