The VIPP Report: Birdgang Brand Apparel announces former Cardinal and LA Ram Jamon Brown to their Louisville Legends Series

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(Louisville, KY) The University of Louisville Football Team started their season with a win against former UofL star Jeff Brohm’s scrappy Purdue Boilermaker team. Consequently, we are now just days away from the kick off of the National Football League (NFL) season as well!  This time of year, and the excitement behind both football seasons, make it the perfect time for Louisville-based Birdgang Brand Clothing, to add to its “Louisville Legends” Series. This specific line of clothing, which Birdgang introduced with Super Bowl 39 MVP Deion Branch as its initial athlete, was created out of respect and love for former UofL greats, their contribution to the University, as well as for the fans of these particular past players. Added to this very prestigious list, is Louisville’s “Home Grown” Jamon Brown!

Jamon starred at Louisville’s Fern Creek High School, The University of Louisville, and is now the starting right guard for the Los Angeles Rams, clearing the way on the line of scrimmage for 2015 NFL Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley. “SACRIFICE” is the exclusive design that Jamon and Birdgang Brand brainstormed about, the one word that embodies the life and career of an offensive lineman! Or? Maybe it embodies the life of an at home mom, or an awesome front line employee that gets little recognition? Or? Maybe it embodies the life of our military men and women, that give their lives freely on a daily basis! Or? Maybe our first responders to situations like Hurricane Harvey-the men and women that run into disastrous situations, while others look or run away. Or? Maybe it’s our at-risk youth, of which Jamon is very active through his JBrown Foundation, and teaching them that SACRIFICE breeds success. Whichever it is, this design fits the mold of anyone that has given their time and energy, seeking very little in return.

“The sacrifice shirt really speaks for itself,” says Jamon. “Being an offensive lineman, you’re constantly making sacrifices! You are consistently the least recognized but are a part of the bigger goal, and take on some of the biggest responsibilities, in the process of building success. This design takes you into the perspective of an offensive lineman, and others making sacrifices! For me, it’s just the selfless attitude that I have, and I think many lineman like myself have as well. So, the words and phrases of this shirt, puts you in the shoes of an individual that puts the TEAM, before themselves. The ultimate Sacrifice!”

The exclusive “Sacrifice” Design will go on sale this Friday for a limited time only and is in high demand, as a portion of the proceeds will benefit The JBrown Foundation. The Foundation has a focus on our “At Risk” Youth in Louisville and abroad, and helping them to realize their fullest potential, with an end-goal of influencing them, and others to be givers. The link below is equipped with the pricing details of the shirt. There’s also a direct path (toward the middle of the page once the link is opened), to the JBrown Foundation for those that want to donate directly, and stay abreast with the happenings of the Foundation.  If you would like to purchase the “Sacrifice” design we’ve provided the following link: https://birdgangpledge.ignitecx.com/sacrifice.

To setup an interview with Jamon Brown and/or members of Birdgang Brand Clothing please contact Sherlene Shanklin at sshanklin@vippcommunications.com.  To learn more about Birdgang Brand visit www.wearebirdgang.com.

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Please note-This Saturday, (September 9th) Birdgang Brand/Cardinal Phone Repair will be having its first “Game Watch Party” at their new store this Saturday, Kicking off at 1030am with Cornhole and other tailgating activities before the Noon game time vs UNC. 2948 Yorkshire Blvd at the Intersection of Taylorsville Rd and Breckinridge Lane in Hikes Point. Jamon Brown “Sacrifice” shirts can be Pre-ordered at the Game Watch Party as well. Event sponsored by The JBrown Foundation.

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The VIPP Report: Birdgang Brand welcomes L.A. Ram & former U of L Cardinal Jamon Brown to the team

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(Louisville, KY) We are just hours away from the kickoff of the Louisville Cardinal football season and everyone is getting excited about the season and future that lies ahead for this ACC team. Birdgang Brand Clothing is happy to announce Jamon Brown as the newest partner of the elite brand of University of Louisville apparel and accessories.

With the ink now dry on the deal, Jamon officially becomes a partner in Birdgang, and also takes on the role of being the first professional athlete to be endorsed by the locally-owned clothing company, and certainly will not be the last.

Jamon is in his second year in the NFL and is the starting right guard for the Los Angeles Rams, where he regularly clears the line of scrimmage for 2015 Rookie of the Year, running back Todd Gurley.

Jamon was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. and is a client of Rich Sports Management, which worked with Birdgang Brand Clothing Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Danny Mosby to get the ground breaking deal done. He is also a Fern Creek High School and University of Louisville graduate.

Mosby credits the ability to get such an enormous deal done, to the overall humbleness that Jamon displays, as well as the strong image that he exudes in his daily life. “Jamon is an excellent young man, a hard worker, and one that we lost sleep over to secure this deal, because we couldn’t think of a better person of higher integrity that also matches the missions of our Brand. He was just the perfect fit.”

Jamon says “It’s a huge honor and opportunity to become a part of the Birdgang family! BIRDGANG has been a part of the first group of people to believe in me, and to have this opportunity means a lot! As we take the next step in our journey, I’m excited to build and grow together! #BirdgangFamily”

Birdgang will also look to create a specific division geared toward Jamon’s likeness, and will also aim to benefit the “Big and Tall” crowd, which unfortunately has frustrating challenges when it pertains to purchasing University of Louisville themed merchandise.

If you would like to setup an interview, (in-studio/phone) please contact VIPP Communications for availability.

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Birdgang Brand Clothing is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and is a high fashion sports apparel company centered around the University of Louisville Athletics. The clothing line is founded by two members of the rap group Nappy Roots, Brian “Buffalo Stille” Scott and Ronald “Ron Clutch” Wilson. Birdgang Brand Clothing is supported and approved by the University of Louisville, and is officially licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company, (CLC). Birdgang Brand Clothing can be found at JD Becker, Fan Outfitters, Cardinal Authentic, Hall of Fame Café, Mall St. Matthews and participating Kroger stores. To learn more about the Birdgang Brand and find vendor information, visit www.wearebirdgang.com.

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The VIPP Report: Kyle Kuric sends a video message to Louisville Cardinal fans

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Birdgang Brand Clothing has entered into an exclusive deal with Fan Outfitters, one of the premier retail outlets for collegiate merchandise to sell t-shirts in support of Kyle Kuric. The limited edition t-shirt was created for University of Louisville fans to show their support for Kuric. The basketball star is currently recovering from a brain tumor that was discovered last month.

A portion of the proceeds from the Kyle Kuric design will benefit Kids Cancer Alliance.

For those that do not shop online, or maybe need the shirt faster, you can go into Fan Outfitters stores located at The Paddock formally the Summit on Brownsboro Rd, or their other location at 4600 Shelbyville Rd.  Shirts will arrive by December 5 for your Christmas shopping. Pre-orders are still being taken as well at wearebirdgang.com.

If you would just like to donate rather than buy a shirt we have provided a link directly to Sponsor4Sports at http://www.sponsor4sports.com/campaigns/kyle-kuric-birdgang-brand-clothing-kids-cancer-alliance.

Kuric sent a message to Cardinal fans earlier today.  To see what the former Cardinal has to says go to wearebirdgang.com to see his video message. For our social media followers you can also see the video on Facebook page at Birdgang Brand Clothing. 

VIPP Communications handles Public Relations for Birdgang Brand Clothing.

The VIPP Report: Birdgang Brand partners with major retailer Fan Outfitters

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Birdgang Brand Clothing has entered into an exclusive deal with Fan Outfitters, one of the premier retail outlets for collegiate merchandise to sell t-shirts in support of Kyle Kuric. The limited edition t-shirt was created for University of Louisville fans to show their support for Kuric. The basketball star is currently recovering from a brain tumor that was discovered earlier this month.

A portion of the proceeds from the Kyle Kuric design will benefit Kids Cancer Alliance.

For those that do not shop online, or maybe need the shirt faster, you can go into Fan Outfitters stores located at The Paddock formally the Summit on Brownsboro Rd, or their other location at 4600 Shelbyville Rd.  Shirts will arrive by December 5 for your Christmas shopping. Pre-orders are still being taken as well at wearebirdgang.com.

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The VIPP Report: Birds of a feather flock together to rally behind one of it’s own

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 BIRDGANG APPAREL CREATES A LIMITED EDITION TSHIRT IN SUPPORT OF FORMER

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Birdgang Brand Clothing is creating a limited edition t-shirt to show their support for former University of Louisville basketball star Kyle Kuric.  On November 3rd, Kuric’s current team in Spain, Herbalife GranCanaria, released a statement saying the 26-year-old went to the hospital with a migraine and doctors discovered he had a brain tumor. Several days later, Kyle went into surgery and currently he remains in ICU.  On Saturday, he had some complications but his family and fans remain hopeful.  He underwent a second surgery to relieve pressure and fluid, and as of earlier today his condition is improving, but he is still under close observation and medical treatment.  Kuric’s family has been appreciative of the support and prayers and that’s why Birdgang Brand decided to do their part.

For a limited time, a special edition Birdgang Brand Clothing t-shirt will be designed in support of Kuric.  “We have been in communication with the Kuric family and they support our efforts,” says Danny L. Mosby, Part-Owner of Birdgang Brand.  “His family approved our design and we will now go into production so that fans can show support for Kyle during this trying time.” The Kuric family would like a portion of the proceeds to go to Kyle’s favorite charity, KIDS CANCER ALLIANCE, which supports children battling cancer ages 6-18.  Even during this tough time, Kuric’s family is still thinking of others by giving back; and Birdgang Brand, along with Cardinal fans all over, will be there to show they are in “Kyle’s Korner!”  Birdgang’s goal is to sell 5,000 shirts so that they can make a significant donation.

Taraneh Momeni Kuric, Kyle’s wife says “The turn of events for Kyle is quite ironic because it hits very close to home for him. Kyle has been very involved with the Kids Cancer Alliance for many years and his charity, Kyle’s Korner for Kids, has always reached out to these types of charities. On behalf of Kyle, our family is so grateful that Birdgang and friends will be supporting Kyle’s passion! Things like this goes to show that this is not just about basketball, but that in the end of the day, our state comes together to become one big family. God bless all of you.”

Mosby, who is also Birdgang Brands Chief Financial Officer, says “Kyle is one of our most beloved. He’s a man of strong faith and accomplishment, and he embodied everything a great student athlete should be, while he attended The University of Louisville. When we got wind that he was having emergency surgery, we felt it was our duty to reach out to his family, offer our prayers, and create a concept that our fans and University could get behind and show him how much we appreciated his sacrifices. They were receptive and gracious enough to allow us to do that. We are extremely appreciative of the opportunity to support Kyle, and to donate to his favorite charity. Even if a small gesture in the grand scheme of things, we want to show our appreciation to one of the good ones, and to his family in their time of need.”

Birdgang is asking fans to take a photo and send it to wearetherealbirdgang@gmail.com, so they can post on their social media pages.  The best photo will win two basketball tickets and two free Birdgang shirts of another design.  To pre-order the limited edition shirts and other apparel go to www.wearebirdgang.com/shop.

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The VIPP Report: Louisville’s Birdgang Brand Clothing will participate in the College Colors Challenge

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College Football Fans Encouraged to Support Their Team in College Colors Challenge

Grand Prize Winners to receive all-expenses paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

LOUISVILLE, KY (August 11, 2015) – As part of the 11th annual College Colors Day celebration, Birdgang Brand Clothing is participating in the inaugural College Colors Challenge and encouraging fan support across social media for their favorite team. The grand prize is a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

The College Colors Challenge is a new socially-fueled national contest celebrating the excitement of college football as the season begins. Through participating in a series of photo and video challenges on social media, fans can flaunt their colors, express their school spirit, and vie for a trip to college football’s title game. The challenges revolve around three categories represented by the hash-tags: #SQUADPIC (large group), #FAMPHOTO (family), and #SELFIE (individual).  Some of the challenges include fans posting an epic trick shot video while wearing their colors, an awkward college colors family photo, and college colors displayed at the office.

Fans are encouraged to download the College Colors app (currently available in both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store) and visit CollegeColorsChallenge.com for full challenge details.  The grand prize winner will receive round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and two tickets to the national championship game in Glendale, AZ, courtesy of CLC and the College Football Playoff.

The College Colors Challenge kicks off on Monday, August 10. Winners for the first set of challenges will be announced via CollegeColorsChallenge.com on College Colors Day, Friday, September 4.  Each month during the college football season, three new challenges will be issued for a chance to win exciting prizes, including two more opportunities to win two tickets to the national championship game.

College Colors Day, created by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), which represents the trademark licensing programs of more than 150 of the nation’s leading universities, is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience. Fans across the United States are encouraged to wear the apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day.  College Colors Day is celebrated by thousands of organizations, retailers, classrooms and millions of individuals who don their team colors and share their school spirit with friends and colleagues.

About The Collegiate Licensing Company

CLC is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG.  Founded in 1981, CLC is the oldest and largest collegiate trademark licensing agency in the U.S. and currently represents nearly 200 colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, The Heisman Trophy and the NCAA. The mission of CLC is to be the guiding force in collegiate trademark licensing and one of the top sports licensing firms in the country. CLC is dedicated to being a center of excellence in providing licensing services of the highest quality to its member institutions, licensees, retailers and consumers. Headquartered in Atlanta (Ga.), CLC is a full-service licensing representative, which employs a staff of more than 90 licensing professionals who provide full-service capabilities in brand protection, brand management, and brand development. For more information on CLC, visit: CLC.com or IMGCollege.com.

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The VIPP Report: Birdgang Brand adds another feather to their cap

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A THREE YEAR MARKETING PARTNERSHIP IS INKED WITH LOUISVILLE SPORTS PROPERTIES

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(Louisville, KY) Locally owned Birdgang Brand Clothing has reached a 3 year deal with Louisville Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports. The multi-year deal allows Birdgang to market their products at some of The University of Louisville’s biggest venues, such as the KFC Yum! Center, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and Jim Patterson Stadium, and creates an opportunity for the brand to increase visibility and brand awareness. Specifics of the partnership include advertising in the University of Louisville football and men’s basketball gameday program, baseball inning sponsorship, scoreboard marketing and tabling opportunities.

The Birdgang Brand team is focused on bringing urban fashion to the sports apparel arena, and the relationship with Louisville Sports Properties allows them direct access to Louisville fans. The clothing line is founded by two members of the rap group Nappy Roots, Brian “Buffalo Stille” Scott and Ronald “Ron Clutch” Wilson. Scott is the founder and Wilson serves as the co-founder of the brand. Scott says “Birdgang is a culture, not a company. The Cardinals fans who represent their beloved team deserve a better quality shirt. We don’t want to just be successful; our goal is to make history, and this deal puts us well on our way!”

“We are excited and optimistic by this partnership with Birdgang Brand Clothing,” said Louisville Sports Properties General Manager John Penny. “The Birdgang Brand brings a unique partner and product to the fans of Louisville Athletics and we are confident this relationship will only enhance the demand for Birdgang Brand apparel.

Birdgang will have a table full if prizes and giveaways for the upcoming U of L vs. UK baseball game at Jim Patterson stadium Wednesday April 8th.

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Birdgang Brand Clothing is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and is a high fashion sports apparel company centered around the University of Louisville Athletics. Birdgang Brand Clothing is supported and approved by the University of Louisville, and is officially licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company, (CLC). Birdgang Brand Clothing can be found at JD Becker, Fan Outfitters and/or Cardinal Authentic.. To learn more about the Birdgang Brand and find vendor information, visit www.wearebirdgang.com.

Louisville Sports Properties is one of nearly 100 collegiate properties managed by Learfield Sports. Learfield’s rich history includes four decades of developing trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of college sports. The company has prominence in all of the major conferences and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Learfield represents collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives, and offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting and digital platform expertise through its owned companies. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities, please visit www.learfieldsports.com.

 

The VIPP Report: Birdgang Brand Steps Up Their Game With A New Line Of Merchandise

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TO KEEP UP WITH HIGH DEMAND CARDINAL FANS LOOKING FOR MORE OPTIONS IN APPAREL

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October 29, 2014

2013, “The Year of the Cardinal” took the University of Louisville athletics to new heights. Fans witnessed a football team go 2-0 in bowl victories, a baseball team that advanced to the college World Series, a women’s basketball team reach the NCAA championship game, a men’s basketball team that won a NCAA Championship (2012-2013 season) and the emergence of a new clothing line that captured the swagger of a proud and enthusiastic fan base fittingly called “BIRDGANG”.

Birdgang Brand Clothing is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and is a high fashion sports apparel company centered around the University of Louisville Athletics. Birdgang Brand Clothing is supported and approved by the University of Louisville, and is officially licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company, (CLC).

The clothing line is founded by two members of the group Nappy Roots, Brian “Buffalo Stille” Scott and Ronald “Ron Clutch” Wilson. Stille is the founder and Wilson serves as the co-founder of the brand.

Consumers raved over the style and comfort of the university approved brand. Merchandise was flying off the shelves at retail outlets such as Hall of Fame Café, JD Becker, and Cardboard Heroes in Oxmoor and St. Matthews Malls respectively. From alumni to former players and students, to new found fans across the U.S. the demand for the Birdgang Brand Clothing was such that it caused the company to go back into production and design new merchandise for customers that have purchased every design available to them.

Fast forward one year later as BIRDGANG BRAND now announces the launch of its new website http://www.WeAreBirdgang.com and the addition of their “fly custom fitted caps and SnapBacks” as well as an all new “lady birds” category for the ladies. “We wanted to extend more options to our female Cards fans than just men’s/unisex tees,” says Stille. “In addition, we just got tired of seeing these cheap knockoffs of our trademark, a statewide and federal registered trademark.”

“Our new Fall/Winter line is a fresh new look, which is sleek and stylish plus versatile for U of L fans to show their school spirit even in their workplace.”

With these guys it’s all about the fans. “We do it for the people!” adds Wilson. Being avid U of L fans themselves and even one partner, Danny ‘Moe Money’ Mosby having started on the ’96 Cardinal football squad, the BIRDGANG BRAND team is focused on bringing urban fashion to the sports apparel arena. Stille adds, “We just wanna rep our team and stay fly in the process!”

Former Greater Louisville Inc., (GLI) Executive Director Tendai Charisika says “Birdgang Clothing is on the brink of something special”. Tendai has been instrumental in connecting Birdgang with Louisville’s most sought after venture capitalists. “Birdgang has been able to establish valuable licensing agreements and strategic partnerships with the University of Louisville that has positioned them for incredible future success. The market for urban apparel is growing and Birdgang is capturing this market with the highest quality material, which is what their brand stands for.”

If you would like to be a part of the Birdgang Brand Team go to http://www.WeAreBirdGang.com for investors, distributors and/or vendor information. To setup an interview and to see the new line of merchandise with the Birdgang Brand Clothing team, please call 502-582-7716 or by email at info@vippcommunications.com.

Mosby says, “the Birdgang Brand Team would like to thank Cards fans for supporting out 100/24 Campaign.   We successfully sold 100 t-shirts in 24 hours on the same day the bowl eligible Cardinals received a top #25 ranking.  The gray old English L’s, are in just in time for the unveiling of the gray uniforms.  Follow us on social media to receive updates on how you can win some merchandise. We will do giveaways each week. Follow us on Facebook group @502Birdgang, Twitter and Instagram @wearebirdgang.”

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The VIPP Report: Birdgang Brand Clothing drops a new line of apparel just before one of the biggest football games in Cardinal history

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CREATED FOR THE FANS AND RUN BY THE FANS ITS “BIRDGANG BRAND”
FALL LINE UNVEILED JUST DAYS BEFORE U OF L FACES THEIR TOUGHEST COMPETITION TO DATE

October 27, 2014

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(Louisville, KY) As the seasons begin to change, the University of Louisville Cardinal fans have a lot to be proud of from academics to their athletic teams. You can show your school spirit by wearing some of the coolest apparel. The Birdgang Brand decided to release their Fall/Winter line before some of their biggest games in the school’s history and the holidays.

The line of Cardinal apparel has been created and ready for distribution just in time for the Louisville versus Florida State football game on Thursday, October 30th at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and Saturday, November 1st for the men’s basketball first exhibition game at the KFC Yum! Center, who is fresh off their 2013/2014 run with a record of 31-6 and an Elite Eight appearance. This is their first year in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Fans can wear the signature Birdgang Brand “L” as well as other trendy Louisville recognizable symbols. “We Are Birdgang” has become a popular brand and a pop culture sensation for fans. If you place your order this week, the Birdgang Brand team will be able to deliver your apparel before this week’s games.
Danny Mosby Partner/CFO says “I want to express to the true hard core University of Louisville fan that you are the reason we are in existence. Every person in our organization is truly a team player and we work tirelessly to bring you designs with the upmost quality. Because of you WEAREBIRDGANG!”

This Tuesday, October 28th at 12:00 a.m. Birdgang Brand will be opening its virtual doors to the first one hundred customers. All items will be on a first come first serve basis and sizes are limited. Go to http://www.WeAreBirdgang.com to place your order. Mosby goes on to say “When the virtual window opens we are running a 100/24 Campaign. We want to sell 100 t-shirts in 24 hours”. Be a part of the Birdgang movement and purchase yours in time for Cardinal athletic events.

If you would like to setup an interview and see the new line of merchandise with Birdgang Brand members, Brian “Buffalo Stille”, Ronald “Ron Clutch” Wilson and/or Mosby, please call 502-582-7716 or by email at info@vippcommunications.com.

Follow us on social media to receive updates on how you can win some merchandise. We will do giveaways each week.
Facebook @502Birdgang, Twitter and Instagram @WeAreBirdGang.

About Birdgang Brand Clothing
Birdgang Brand Clothing is based in Louisville, Kentucky and is a high-fashion urban sports apparel company centered around the University of Louisville Athletics. Birdgang Brand Clothing is supported and approved by the University of Louisville, and is officially licensed by the CLC (Collegiate Licensing Company).