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Fundraising is very important for any high school football program. Teams need funds for travel, new equipment and of course, new inflatables. High school football teams are important to the local community and many people would be happy to help. High School Booster clubs are the perfect support system for teams to raise funds for their upcoming season. In this blog we will explore the different ways teams and booster clubs can engage the community and fundraise for next season.
Raffles are a classic fundraising method. They tend to go along well with an event dedicated to the team/program. If you are unfamiliar with a raffle, this is how it works. Participants buy raffle tickets from the host (in this case your high school booster club) at a price set by your team. The ticket will have a number on it and towards the end of the event, there will be a draw. When the time has come, the host will draw ticket stubs from a hat or bowl. Traditionally there are three prizes to be earned. The first ticket drawn will win third place, the second ticket drawn will win second place, and the last ticket drawn will win first place.
The prizes that your team comes up is totally up to you but it is important to not make them too excessive. You certainly do not want the cost of your prizes to exceed the amount of money you are aiming to earn. That is why it is a good idea to raffle off experiences rather than items. Treat your lucky fans to an upgraded seating experience at one of your games. Let them be close to the sideline in comfortable seating with a complimentary meal and drink. Another potential experience could be an honorary coin flipper. Have your lucky donor out there at midfield flip the coin and have a photo taken with the team captains and officials.
The process of acquiring sponsors is one that can be tricky and complicated. Honest and clear communication is necessary to create a solid relationship between your high school booster club and any potential sponsor. An ideal strategy would be trying to contact businesses owned or managed by your school’s alumni. You could appeal to their high school roots and encourage them to support the current team. The process of acquiring sponsors can also give your players some professional experience. Build your players’ confidence off the field as they make a pitch to the businesses.
At IDG some of the most common ways we have helped sponsors become involved with football teams is through inflatable entryways. Inflatable tunnels and mascot entryways are customized with your team’s logos and colors. They spark school spirit and they get the crowd rocking on game day! We can help your team or school highlight the sponsor by adding their logo or name to a banner on the side of the inflatable entryway. What a better way to highlight a business than to see their name up in lights on Friday night. The large size of the inflatables leaves plenty of room to include the logo of a potential sponsor or company name. We can work with you to create a design that will work both for the school and the sponsor. Sponsor banners can be permanent or removable. The task of raising sponsorship money can be a lot of work but with a little help and some time, finding a sponsor can be a win/win for both parties.
3. Crowd Funding
In 2020 mostly everyone in America has access to the internet. The 2010s gave birth to crowdfunding, where anyone can financially support causes online. Web sites like GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and even Facebook have become tools anyone can use to fundraise for whatever campaign they are running.
These websites are fantastic tools for your teams fundraiser but it takes more work to have a successful fundraiser than just sharing a link. People want to see that you are passionate about your team and won’t contribute unless you prove your worth. The best way to do this is through a hype video. The video can be easily linked to the fundraiser’s web page for all potential donors to view. Hype videos can include highlights from last season, player & coaches interviews, and fan testimonials. A well edited hype video for your football team is a great way to get everyone excited for your upcoming season!
The Magic of High School Football
There is nothing that gets your community as excited as Friday night lights! High School football brings everyone from the school community together to support their team. Graduating classes from years past always come back and support the team and reminisce over fond memories. A successful football team is not only good for the players and coaches, but for the whole community. This is why it is important to give everyone involved the best game day experience possible.
High school Inflatables are the perfect tool to use to galvanize support for your team. Custom inflatable entryways and tunnels get any stadium rocking before kick off. Give your players memories they will never forget as they take the field out of the tunnel with their brothers. Here at Inflatable Design Group we specialize in mascot entryways. We will work closely with you to bring your mascot to life in inflatable form. Spark school spirit as your fans watch the team run out of a larger than life inflatable of your mascot.
Inflatable Design Group is the number one choice for all custom inflatables. We have produced inflatables for the largest of NFL teams, and the smallest of high school football teams. We assist teams in giving their fans a game day experience they will never forget. For more information on how we can help your high school football team, send an email to email@example.com and start your inflatable journey today!
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The 2010s have come and gone within a blink of an eye. The decade provided us with some of the most memorable moments in sports history. Custom Sports Inflatables gave fans game day experiences they will never forget. Fan attendances across all sports saw rises over the decade. Social media allowed those fans to share their game day experience with friends and family. As we enter the 2020s fans will expect the same standards of fan entertainment they enjoyed throughout the 2010s. Custom sports inflatables are perfect for your team to retain your loyal 2010s fans and inspire a new generation of fans throughout the 2020s.
Custom Inflatables for the Gridiron
There’s still no sport that gets Americans excited quite like football. Provide the best tailgate experience with interactive football games. Throw, kick, and maneuver your way to creating memorable experiences for fans of all ages. Cap off an excellent tailgate with a spectacular player entrance. Get your crowd rocking with a custom inflatable entryway. Custom inflatable helmets and and custom inflatable mascot entryways get the crowd ready for kickoff. Your players will be motivated and excited to take the field, and your fans will have the stadium rocking. Custom football inflatables are truly the best way to win on game day!
America’s pastime never fails to bring in fans both young and old. The grounds that baseball has been played has changed drastically over the decades, but there is still something magical that keeps us coming back. Keep the magic going with custom baseball inflatables! Our collection of interactive baseball games gives fans the game day experience of a lifetime. Our custom inflatable mascots give fans a perfect photo opportunity so they can share their day at the ball park. Ensure that your fans will be entertained on game day and create new traditions that will keep fans coming back!
Slam Dunk Inflatables
Hit the hardwood in the 2020s with custom basketball inflatables! The new decade is already starting off with one of the most intriguing and talked about seasons in years. The lack of a clear super team at the start of the decade will lead to increased fan interest and higher attendances. There’s no better way to welcome fans to your arena than through a custom inflatable arch! Once they enter your fan zone, it’s time to have some fun with interactive basketball games. Watch as fans challenge each other in free throw contests and slam dunk challenges. The energy the fans create pregame will follow them into the arena so that you have a dominant home court advantage!
Ice Cold Inflatables
As the puck drops in the 2020s, hockey fans will have high expectations for their teams. Hockey fans are some of the most passionate and rowdy fans of any sport in North America. There is no better way to show you are thankful for them than with custom hockey inflatables! Interactive hockey games are a great way to inspire your younger fans. Watch as they try and be like the big guys they see out on the ice every week. After the pregame festivities it’s time to see your arena come to life. Custom inflatable hockey entryways get both your fans and your players ready for the puck drop. Customized with your team’s logos and colors, hockey entryways are a must have on game day.
Inflatables for the Beautiful Game
The sport that is likely to see the most growth in the 2020s in North America is soccer. Major League Soccer and the national teams’ success saw soccer become a major North american sport. The success of domestic leagues and national teams sparked North American interest in the top European leagues as well as the UEFA Champions League. As more fans head to soccer stadiums across America, provide them with the same game day experience they know and love from other sports.
Custom soccer inflatables are the perfect tool to welcome new fans to your ground. A custom inflatable arch will make fans feel like they are walking out of the tunnel and onto the pitch. Provide the best pregame entertainment for them with inflatable soccer kicks and interactive soccer games. Complete their game day experience with an insta-worthy picture next to a custom inflatable mascot.
Inflatables for Your School
Of course custom sports inflatables are not just limited to professional sports. Colleges have one of the best platforms to use inflatables. The amount of events that are held by universities every year are perfect for promotion and entertainment through the use of inflatables. Spark school pride with a custom inflatable logo block. Relax and unwind on a custom inflatable couch. Snap a photo next to a giant inflatable mascot. Take a ride down one of our fun inflatable slides. University inflatables are perfect for game day, orientation, or any university event!
Lastly we end with high school inflatables. There is nothing more electric than Friday night lights, and IDG has all the custom inflatables your school needs to succeed on game day. Welcome your team to the field out of one of our many custom inflatable entryways. Nothing will get your crowd rocking quite like the team running out of an inflatable helmet or a custom mascot entryway. Be the talk of the town and create an unmatched fan experience!
Custom Sports Inflatables for the Next Decade
The 2010s saw Inflatable Design Group help sports teams provide some of the best game day experiences across the country. Custom Sports Inflatables leave a lasting impact on fans so that they keep coming back for generations. As we enter the 2020s, fans will expect the same high standard of fan entertainment. Inflatable Design Group is your one stop shop for inflatable mascots, arches and entryways, interactive games, slides and bouncers, obstacle courses, and everything in between. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help your team or school provide the best fan experience in the 2020s!
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The end of the year is almost here. Families are starting their Christmas plans, students are preparing for their finals, and sports fans are ready for the packed holiday schedule ahead. Soccer fans are ready for the long list of Premier League and Champions League matches. Basketball fans are excited for the highly competitive Christmas Day games. The most competitive games of the holiday season, however, come to us from the gridiron. College football bowl season brings an end to another year of exciting college football. The best teams compete for the best bowl games available and, if you’re good enough, the College Football Playoff.
Bowl season takes college football fans all across the country traveling to new cities to follow their favorite team. Welcome fans to your city with bowl game inflatables from IDG! Our collection of college football inflatables are the perfect tool for your bowl game so that fans will have an experience they will remember for a lifetime. Let’s take a look at some of our best bowl game inflatables from the past!
The Gasparilla Bowl
We actually start our bowl round up with a game we will be providing an inflatable for this year. The 2019 Gasparilla Bowl will take place on Monday, December 23rd at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The matchup has not yet been set but historically the Gasparilla Bowl features teams from the American Athletic Conference or Conference USA. This year at the Gasparilla Bowl, fans will have to be on the look out for the dual field goal kick/football toss. It is one of our most popular games for college football teams, and it makes a great addition to any bowl game fan zone. We cannot wait to see our inflatable in action in Tampa!
The Birmingham Bowl
Next we head down south to Birmingham, Alabama – site of the Birmingham Bowl. This year the Boston College Eagles will take on the Cincinatti Bearcats at Legion Field. The 6-6 Eagles will have a tough challenge ahead of them as they go against the 21st ranked team in the nation. The Bearcats just came off a nail-biting loss in the American Athletic Conference championship against the Memphis Tigers. The fans in Birmingham can expect a great game on the field January 2nd. While at the game, fans should be on the lookout for the Birmingham Bowl inflatable football toss. Another one of our popular inflatable football games, football toss gives fans the opportunity to show off their arm! With a graphic of a receiver going across the middle, inflatable football toss let’s fans score a touchdown on game day!
Chick Fil A Kickoff
Our next inflatable actually does not come from a bowl game, but definitely has the same bowl-like experiences we are all so used to. The 2015 Chick fil A kickoff opened up the season for the Auburn Tigers and the Louisville Cardinals in Atlanta. The game featured the college debut of current NFL superstar, Lamar Jackson. The back and forth game was close the entire time with Auburn edging out the victory 31-24. Fans in Atlanta were treated to a fantastic game to start the season.
The crowd must have been rocking when both teams took the field out of their custom inflatable helmets. The helmets were designed to reflect the old-dchool leather helmets football players used to wear in the first half of the twentieth century. Inflatable helmets are the perfect way to get both your players and fans pumped up for game day. With the ability to customize to the logos and colors of your bowl game, IDG is the one you can trust to deliver on game day!
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Getting back to the bowl games, the next game we will cover is the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The game played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona saw the Michigan Wolverines take on the Kansas State Wildcats. This game ended up being a one sided affair with the Wildcats dominating the Wolverines for pretty much the entire game. The game ended up 31-14 in favor of K-State. Fans in Arizona could not miss the giant inflatable jerseys IDG produced for the game. One for Michigan, one for Kansas State, both standing tall at fifteen feet high. They are the perfect way to attract attention at your bowl game. Inflatable jerseys are the perfect photo opportunity for fans to share their experience at your bowl game!
Russell Athletic Bowl
Our next bowl game also comes from the 2013 season. The Russell Athletics Bowl in Orlando, Florida saw the Louisville Cardinals take on the Miami Hurricanes. Much like the Buffalo Wild wings Bowl, the Russell Athletics Bowl was also a blow out. Louisville dominated Miami in their home state winning the game 36-9. Both teams took the field out of custom inflatable tunnels with Russell Athletic’s logo and colors on the tunnels. As we all know bowl games have become corporatized, making the perfect opportunity for your company to gain some nationally televised exposure. What better way to do that than with an inflatable logo block? The Russell Athletic logo block was outside of Camping World Stadium for all the fans in Orlando to see – another fantastic photo opportunity for the fans!
National Funding Holiday Bowl
Our last bowl game comes to us from our home here in San Diego, California. The 2016 National Funding Holiday Bowl saw the Minnesota Golden Gophers face the Washington State Cougars at Qualcomm Stadium. In a sloppy game that was a defensive battle, the Golden Gophers held the Cougars to just four field goals as the final score was 17-12. The Holiday Bowl is always a great chance for fans of teams in cold weather cities to come to sunny San Diego and watch their team’s play in America’s finest city. Fans of both teams were welcomed to the tail gate under a custom inflatable arch. The multicolored arch features a large 3-D football right in the center. Another fantastic opportunity for fans to take pictures and share on social media.
The Best Bowl Inflatables Around!
Bowl season is a special time of the year. It is perfectly placed in the Christmas season when everyone is together with family. For many of those families, their Christmas tradition is to follow their favorite college football team to their bowl destination. To have a lasting impact on those fans, you need to provide them with a memorable game day experience. Bowl game inflatables from Inflatable Design Group are the perfect tool to accomplish just that. We have over 25 years of experience providing inflatables for pro sports teams, major NCAA athletic departments, and of course many Bowl Games. Send us an email at email@example.com so we can get started for your bowl game today!
Basketball is back! NBA preseason is underway as all 30 teams are preparing for the long, exciting season ahead. Teams are traveling the world right now playing games in arenas all across the globe. With custom inflatable basketball games from IDG, you can give fans a game day experience like we do here in the States. The preseason is a great opportunity for basketball teams to not only give the fans a taste of what is to come for the upcoming season on the court but off the court as well. Many NBA teams have ordered custom inflatables from IDG in the past. Let’s take a look at what we created for them, and what their expectations are for the 2019-2020 season!
Bounce Back With Basketball Inflatables
We start in A-Town, the home of the Atlanta Hawks. The fans in the State Farm Arena will be looking for improvement this season after a disappointing 29-35 record last season. There is some hope though with the electrifying rookie season Trae Young had last season. Hawks fans will definitely be hoping for more of the same from the young star. Fans in Atlanta should also be hoping to get a picture with the Hawks custom inflatable logo block. The giant inflatable will be in and around the arena plenty of times this season, so if you’re in Atlanta for a game this season make sure to get a picture with it!
Not too far away from Atlanta are the Charlotte Hornets. Hornets fans were disappointed this offseason as fan-favorite Kemba Walker was traded to the Boston Celtics. Hopefully, Scary Terry Rozier can step up into Kemba’s old role and provide that spark that the Hornets need. The Hornets certainly provide a spark for their fans outside of the Spectrum Center with the Inflatable Basketball Challenge. A fantastic game for fans to show off their handles as they bob and weave through the obstacle and end with a finish at the rim. Hornets fans can look forward to magic both on the court and outside of the arena this upcoming season!
Next, we head to Dallas, the home of the Dallas Mavericks. Much like the fans in Atlanta with Trae Young, Mavericks fans are going to have high expectations for Luka Doncic’s sophomore season. The 20-year-old Slovenian international star lit up the NBA last season with his exceptional ball-handling skills and killer step-back jumper.
Doncic is certainly the star the fans at The American Airlines Center will keep an eye on all season long. Dallas fans should also keep an eye out for the Mavericks’ custom inflatable arch! A great way to promote your team and your brand; custom inflatable arches are perfect not only for game day but also for any and all community outreach programs. State your team’s presence with a custom inflatable arch and have a positive impact on your community. Inflatable arches and inflatable basketball games are the perfect opportunity for fans to snap a picture on game day and share with friends and family on social media!
New Arena, New Traditions
Our next stop takes us to the NBA’s newest arena: The Chase Center. The shiny new home for the Golden State Warriors opens after more than 40 years at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Warriors will make a 17.5 mile trip west across the bay to the new home on the bayfront of San Francisco. Golden State did not end the Oakland era the way they would have wanted to last season with a defeat at home in game 6 of the finals to the Toronto Raptors.
The Warriors are looking forward to starting the San Francisco era on a high note. The series against Toronto ended with many of their stars injured and unavailable to start the new season. After a brutal Achilles injury in last season’s finals Kevin Durant left the Warriors and joined Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn. Barring a miraculous recovery, Durant will not play next season but the Warriors will without a doubt miss his presence. Another set back for Golden State is the injury to Klay Thompson to start the season. Thompson also injured himself in that decisive game 6 of last season’s finals. Thompson was fouled on the play he injured but heroically made both of his free throws before leaving the court. Thompson is still recovering and will be out for at least the first half of the new season.
The fans at the Chase Center can usher in the new era with the Inflatable Dunk Pit. The Dunk Pit is shaped like a basketball shoe and has the colors and logos to match the Warriors. Fans can channel their inner Draymond Green when they go up for a slam! One of the best inflatable basketball games we create will be yet another activity to participate in at the new arena!
Lastly, we make a stop in H-Town, home of the Houston Rockets. In a blockbuster move, the Rockets let go of Chris Paul and picked up another, Russel Westbrook. The move reunites Westbrook with James Harden who were teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder. That season the Thunder lost the Finals in 2012 to the Miami Heat. Now together again in Houston, Westbrook and Harden will do everything they can to bring a championship to Houston. With a wide open Western Conference, this might be the year for the Rockets.
Rockets fans will be cheering inside the Toyota Center, but outside they should look for inflatable tic tac toe! Go head to head with your friends in a test of mind and skill. Inflatable tic tac toe is the perfect way to entertain fans in your fun zone!
The Anticipation is Real
Another highly dramatic season is almost upon us. For the first time in a while, there is no clear favorite to win it all this season. Free agency has leveled out the competition and arenas all across the league will be filled with anticipating fans. Give those fans a game day to remember with custom inflatable basketball games from IDG! With over 25 years of experience, we are the one basketball clubs trust the most to deliver high-quality custom inflatables. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get started on your custom inflatable basketball games today!
October is finally here which means the start of playoff baseball! Tuesday night the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals squared off in an ultra-dramatic thriller. The Brewers were the dominant team for most of the game but an 8th inning rally ended up making the winning difference for Washington. The bases were loaded, down 3-1, the Nationals needed a hero. Up stepped Juan Soto to the plate. Soto became the hero the nation’s capital was looking for, lining one out to right field. An error by Brewers right fielder Trent Grisham saw the ball go right by him as he was trying to scoop it up and throw it to second. That was enough time for all 3 men on base to make their way home to take the lead. Dramatic stuff to end the game!
Wednesday night saw less drama and more dominance as the Tampa Bay Rays, led by two home runs by Yandy Diaz, beat the Oakland A’s 5-1 in the coliseum. Washington needed a hero and Juan Soto stepped up, Tampa needed someone they could rely on and Yandy Diaz stepped up. When your baseball team needs someone trustworthy to step up for the fans look no further than custom inflatables by Inflatable Design Group!
Create Game Day Fun With Ballpark Inflatables!
Welcome fans to your game under one of our amazing custom inflatable arches. Custom inflatable arches are built to your specifications and customized with your team’s logos and colors all over them. The arches are tall and wide and make for a great photo opportunity for fans to share their game-day experience on social media with friends and family. Add another revenue source for your club by promoting sponsors on your custom inflatable arch as well.
Custom inflatable arches are becoming a growing trend in baseball at ballparks all across America for these reasons and Inflatable Design Group is the team you can trust to meet all of your team’s needs. Spark team pride in your fans with a custom inflatable mascot! Turn your iconic mascot larger than life outside of your stadium. Yet another great opportunity for fans to snap a picture for Facebook, custom inflatable mascots promote themselves and can be seen from all around.
Get your fans up and active with interactive baseball games! Have your fans show off their arm with inflatable fastpitch! Complete with a radar gun to get accurate readings, inflatable fast pitch gives fans the chance to show off the heat! As mentioned previously before on this blog, fans have actually gotten noticed from stadium pitching games. Maybe your team can find their newest ace in the stands! Ultimately inflatable speed pitch gives fans the opportunity to have a little fun at games and makes your game day experience a unique one in your city. Show off your bat with inflatable tee-ball! Give your fans the opportunity to channel their inner Yandy Diaz as they imagine themselves launching one deep to dead center. One of the favorites for our younger fans, inflatable tee-ball is one of the best games we offer!
Get promotional with vendor tents and flags! Sponsorships are an important financial source for baseball clubs, regardless of size today. Keep them engaged with customized canopy tents. Complete with table covers and removable back and sidewalls, Inflatable Design Groups gives your sponsors a professional look at your ballpark – giving your sponsors the chance to engage your fans. Vendor tents do not have to be just for your sponsors, however. We can create one for your club, customized with colors and logos. Fantastic setup for community outreach events, they are the perfect tool for teams to engage with their fans.
The Playoffs are Back!
After a long regular season, post-season baseball is already here. The Wild Card round was just a small taste of the action yet to come. On Friday the divisional rounds start for both leagues as the St. Louis Cardinals go head to head with the Atlanta Braves. The aforementioned Washington Nationals head out west to face the Los Angeles Dodgers; it will be a pivotal post-season for LA as they have been to the World Series two straight seasons without victory. We’ll see if Dave Roberts can motivate his team to bring home the Dodgers’ first World Series title since 1988.
In the American League, the Minnesota Twins prepare for the tough series ahead against the high power sluggers of the New York Yankees. Fresh off their Wild Card win over Oakland, the Tampa Bay Rays take on arguably the most complete team in Major League Baseball: The Houston Astros. October baseball is finally back folks, you gotta love it!
Baseball is a very special sport. Moments like the one Juan Soto delivered are part of the reason we follow sports and restores our faith in the purity of the game. It is part of the reason why people come out to ballparks every day throughout the summer all across America. Give your fans a memorable game-day experience that will encourage them to come back for more. Make the day of young fans as they watch the big guys out on the field. Create new game day traditions that will keep fans coming back for generations. Instill a new culture around your club that is welcoming and inviting to all fans.
Inflatable Design Group Loves Baseball!
Inflatable Design Group has been working with baseball clubs all across America for over twenty years. We have worked with some of the biggest teams in the majors like the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, and Colorado Rockies. We have also worked with some of the smaller minor league teams like the South Bend Cubs, Lake Elsinore Storm, Albuquerque Isotopes, and Eugene Emeralds. No matter the size of your club, we can meet your demands and deliver high-quality custom inflatables that are perfect for your ball club. All of our custom inflatables are easy to set up, easy to take down, making your game day an absolute breeze! Email us today at email@example.com so we can get started on a fantastic custom inflatable for you!
College Football season is in full swing, and everyone here at Inflatable Design Group could not be happier! Teams all across the nation have started their seasons and custom inflatables from IDG made appearances at stadiums and fan zones. What if our inflatables were a teams good luck charm? What if our inflatables created a home field advantage for college football teams? Do inflatables that energize your crowd translate to success on the field? Let’s take a look at the results around the college football world and see if it holds up.
Wild Wild West
We start in the Mountain West Conference. The San Diego State Aztecs won their second straight game this Saturday when they made the short drive up north to Pasadena to face the UCLA Bruins. It was the Aztec’s first win ever against UCLA, and to do it in the historic Rose Bowl is an amazing accomplishment! Aztec fans are always entertained during their pre-game tailgate with the wide array of interactive games from IDG. As they walk under a custom inflatable arch with SDSU colors and logos, Aztec fans will get the opportunity to participate in the dual field goal kick/ football toss game as well as the basketball shoe free throw contest!
It was an impressive week for the Mountain West Conference, The Utah State Aggies cruised to a 62-7 butt kicking over The Stony Brook Seawolves. Utah state definitely felt the home field advantage as the crowd must have been buzzing after seeing their team run out of a custom inflatable tunnel! The players probably channeled that energy into their play, winning by such a large margin. Custom Inflatable tunnels are the perfect addition to any team’s game day and it is guaranteed to get the crowd on their feet! The players love it too. Nothing gets the team more pumped up than running out of a tunnel through smoke out onto the field.
Let’s stay in the west and the PAC-12 Conference. After a week 1 victory against their bitter rivals BYU (who we have also made inflatables for) the number 11 ranked Utah Utes went on to beat the Northern Illinois Huskies 35-17. Without a doubt one of our more impressive creations, the Utah Utes’ custom inflatable entryway gets Rice-Eccles rocking every time. Here at IDG we can turn your school’s logo into a unique entryway. As the Utes go marching out onto the field, all eyes and cameras will be focused on that giant U in the end zone!
We now head down to the SEC country. After their dramatic victory in week 1 versus Oregon, the Auburn Tigers defeated the Tulane Green Wave 24-6. The Auburn fans were treated to a great game day experience both on the field and off the field. Auburn have the best fan zone in the SEC with their collection of IDG inflatables. Auburn’s setup includes inflatable speed pitch (not every game has to be football related), inflatable football toss, and a classic inflatable bouncer. All of them decked out in the blue and orange of the tigers with the iconic overlapping AU as well! With last Saturday being the first home game of the season for the Tigers, Jordan-Hare Stadium was definitely electric, with the fan’s pregame energy channeling down into the players.
Next we head east to Athens and the University of Georgia where we have another blowout win handed out by the Bulldogs. Georgia annihilated the Murray State Racers 63-17! No big surprises here as Georgia is one college football’s powerhouses right now, but an impressive win nonetheless. Georgia fans likely spent the pregame at the Bulldog Village. Georgia’s pre game fan zone starts with a walk under a custom inflatable arch in the shape of a bulldog collar. Here at Inflatable Design Group, we add that special touch to your inflatable project that stands out from the competition. Maybe that special touch is what will finally get the Dawgs to overcome Bama!
Best of the Rest
In the Big 12 Oklahoma State was firing on all cylinders last Saturday as they won the battle of the cowboys, beating McNeese State 56-14! In a real shoot out on the field, fans were shooting pictures off the field. With Oklahoma State’s custom inflatable mascot, Pistol Pete, at the game fans got a chance to share their game day experience on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other social media platform. Large, Iconic, and in the shape of your school’s mascot or logo, custom inflatable mascots are the perfect addition to your team’s game day or any university event!
Going back out east, The Wake Forest Demon Deacons improved to 2-0 on the season on Saturday as they defeated the Rice Owls, who we have made a custom inflatable entryway for too, 41-21 (we do not pick favorites in games between two schools we have made inflatables for). Wake Forest games are a must see event for the younger fans they have because of their large inflatable slide. Standing tall at 22 feet high, the inflatable slides are a joy to go down which is why the kids love them (adults can go down the slide too). The Wake Forest slide is professionally designed with black and gold coloring and the clean W and F look on either end of the slide.
After all the success that schools we have made inflatables for this past week have had, it really does beg the question: do custom inflatables from Inflatable Design Group give teams a competitive advantage? One would think so; but even though we have no control over what happens on the field; what we can bring to your team is a sense of school pride, team spirit, and fan excitement. All of these factors play into a home field advantage for your team. At the end of the day, the fans are what make sports great, and if you can provide them with a great game day experience off the field, it will keep them coming back to your games regardless of what happens on the field.
Every week thousands of fans flock to ball parks all across America. People of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds come together to enjoy a ball game for a couple hours every day. We all know it is extremely difficult to make it in the big leagues. The amount of hours of preparation professional athletes dedicate to training is admirable and something most people cannot dedicate the time to. That being said, there are plenty of people who come close to the pros but never get the shot. That was the case of twenty-three year old Nathan Patterson. Nathan played up until his junior year of high school when injuries cut his baseball career short. Presuming his big league dreams were over he left baseball behind, started mowing lawns for work, and moved around the country.
One day, Nathan found himself in Denver enjoying a day at a Colorado Rockies game where his friends encouraged him to give the interactive speed pitch game a shot. Having not played baseball in years, he was surprised when his first pitch clocked in at 90mph. In the video you can hear his friends encouraging him to go even higher. He throws a couple more pitches at 94mph and eventually reached as high as 96mph! The clip of him was posted on Twitter and quickly was retweeted thousands of times, making it’s way around the biggest baseball accounts. Everyone was surprised that this casual fan was throwing a major league level fastball. The circulation of the video was eventually viewed by the right people.
Earlier this month, Nathan’s dreams of playing professional baseball came to fruition. Patterson threw at a pro day and impressed the scouts that were there in attendance, and after the video of the speed pitch game blew up, the big leagues came calling. The Oakland A’s signed him to a professional contract and Patterson is currently on the roster for their minor league club: Arizona League Athletics Green. An incredible story and one that will make a great screenplay in the future. One that proves if you are in the right place at the right time, anyone has a shot. Everyone here at Inflatable Design Group wishes the best to Nathan in his professional baseball career!
The story of Nathan Patterson begs the question: How many other athletes fly under the radar without getting noticed? Even though he was ultimately signed by Oakland, Nathan has the Colorado Rockies to thank just as much as the A’s for the start of his professional baseball career. What if your club could provide an opportunity for the next Nathan Patterson? Give your fans a shot at getting noticed with inflatable speed pitch. Complete with a radar gun to get accurate readings of your fans’s pitches, Inflatable Design Group’s custom inflatable speed pitch gives fans the opportunity to show off their cannon of an arm.
The fun doesn’t stop with the speed pitch, give fans the opportunity to show off their slugging ability as well. Fans will be able to knock one out of the park with inflatable tee ball. Inflatable tee ball is the perfect activity for younger fans to enjoy while spending a day at the ballpark. The fun and excitement they will experience will have them wanting to come back to many more games throughout the entire season! For those that swing for the fences every time, we also have inflatable batting cages. Just like the fun times you experience with friends and family at Boomers only this time you are doing it at the big game! Show off to your friends who the real home run king is and challenge them to hit more than you.
To go along with our fantastic interactive baseball games, we also have a selection of custom inflatables that are fun for any event. Take a ride down one of our big inflatable slides. Jump around in one of our many inflatable bouncy houses. Maneuver your way through an inflatable obstacle course. Cool yourself off on a hot day as you walk through an inflatable misting station. Enjoy a classic game when you play inflatable corn hole. Snap a great photo next to a custom inflatable mascot or on our inflatable big couch. Fans will share their experiences on social media which will draw even more attention to your team and promote the fun of your game day experience! All of our custom inflatables can be created with your team’s logo and colors giving them an iconic look at your home games!
For the Love of Baseball!
Baseball is a very special sport. Not often do we hear about stories like the one of Nathan Patterson. His underdog story is part of the reason we follow sports, and restores our faith in the purity of the game. It is part of the reason why people come out to ballparks every day throughout the summer all across America. Give your fans a memorable game day experience that will encourage them to come back for more. Make the day of young fans as they watch the big guys out on the field. Create new game day traditions that will keep fans coming back for generations. Instill a new culture around your club that is welcoming and inviting to all fans.
Inflatable Design Group has been working with baseball clubs all across America for over twenty years. We have worked with some of the biggest teams in the majors like the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, and Colorado Rockies. We have also worked with some of the smaller minor league teams like the South Bend Cubs, Lake Elsinore Storm, Albuquerque Isotopes, and Eugene Emeralds. No matter the size of your club, we can meet your demands and deliver high quality custom inflatables that are perfect for your ball club. All of our custom inflatables are easy to set up, easy to take down, making your game day an absolute breeze! Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get started on a fantastic custom inflatable for you!
Sports is an ever changing business. To go along with being pillars of the
Here at Inflatable Design Group, we have a wide array of custom inflatables that are perfect for every game day regardless of sport. Every team loves to put on a fan zone before the game so fans have a chance to get together and interact. Fan Zones can be designed and created in a multiple number of ways but all of them have a section for games and promotional activities. Impress your fans with some of the highest quality designs and inflatable creations available. All of our interactive games and promotional materials can be customized with your team’s logo and colors. Create a fun and inviting atmosphere that is welcoming to all fans with the custom inflatables that are right for your team!
Any Inflatable For Any Sport!
Get ready for kickoff with custom football inflatables! Tailgating is a long standing tradition before football games with the whole community gathering together for food and fun. Literally kick the fun off with our field goal kick – one of our many custom inflatable football games. Football toss, 4th and goal, and quarterback challenge are all guaranteed to get fans up and active as well! Really turn up the excitement for your fans when they see their team run out of a custom inflatable entryway. Guaranteed to get the crowd rocking, custom inflatable entryways signal that your team values your fans and wants them to have a great game day experience.
Knock one out of the park with custom baseball inflatables! There is no better way to enjoy America’s pastime than with custom inflatable baseball games like tee ball, speed pitch, and around the horn. Create the perfect photo opportunity for fans with a giant inflatable mascot or inflatable couch. Baseball has a special place in American’s heart. Capture their attention on and off the field with custom baseball inflatables that are guaranteed to amaze! We have met the needs of the biggest of Major League Baseball clubs as well as the smallest teams in the minors. No matter the size of your team, we can produce the best custom inflatable (or inflatables) for your team!
Hit the hardwood with custom basketball inflatables! Interactive basketball games are some of the most creative and unique inflatables of our collection. The most popular of our interactive basketball games is the free throw contest. Two fans have the chance to go head to head against each other simultaneously to sink the most amount of free throws. Fans will channel their inner LeBron James, Steph Curry, and James Harden as they try to beat their opponent. Make your contest stand out even more with a totally unique design! Some of the most famous free throw games that we have produced have been in the shape of a basketball shoe! Complete with your team’s logo and colors, it will be a fan favorite without a doubt.
Promotional Products For Any Event!
Not only will fans take note of the fantastic custom inflatable games that are on display at your game but they will also take notice of the surrounding area. Welcome them to the party under a custom inflatable archway! Archways are large inflatable structures that signal to the fans what the event is and where to go. Customized with your team’s logo and colors, they also come with a message banner that usually says “Game Day Today!” or “Fan Zone”. Not only do they direct fans to the right area, custom inflatable archways also create a perfect photo opportunity. Give fans the chance to share their best moments of the day, promote your team, and encourage others to join them!
It is very important for teams to stay engaged with their fans as well. Inflatable Design Group can also provide your team with the best canopy tent set up on the market. High quality materials for the canopy cover, back and side walls, and table cloth create a welcoming scene for fans to engage with your team and your sponsors. They are a great addition to your fan zone so fans can interact with team representatives, cheerleaders, and sometimes even players. Before the summer ends be sure to ask about our tent special!
The Best In the Business!
With over twenty-five years of experience in the industry, Inflatable Design Group is the one you can trust for all of your inflatable needs. We have worked with many NFL teams, the most prestigious of NCAA Division 1 programs, MLB clubs, MLS teams, and NHL Clubs. This doesn’t stop us from working with smaller clubs too. We have met the needs of plenty of minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and basketball teams across the nation too. Our work speaks for itself. The stunning creations we develop regularly appear on TV and YouTube in promotional videos for the teams we work with. They make appearances on Instagram and Facebook accounts of teams of all kind all across the nation. Our presence is ever growing and we want you to be a part of the IDG experience! Every game day experience can be improved just a little bit more. That’s where we come in to help! Let us help you create new experiences and new traditions for your fans that will keep them coming back for generations. Send us an email at email@example.com so we can get started on your inflatable journey today!
The new school year is right around the corner! Students are are getting ready to move back in, professors are finalizing their classes, and sports teams are working hard preparing for the new season. Prepare your campus for the upcoming school year with custom university inflatables from IDG! Every campus event has the ability to be improved just a little bit more. Look no further than our wide selection of inflatables to do just that! All of our inflatables can be customized with your university´s colors and logos so your event is filled with school pride. If you want to take your next game day, orientation, or alumni event to the next level get in contact with Inflatable Design Group today!
Fan Zone Frenzy
There is not a lot more fun than enjoying the afternoon before the big game spending time with family and friends. Good food, good drinks, all kinds of fun around you – these are the experiences that fans love about pregame. Inflatable Design Group can provide you with a collection of inflatable interactive games that fans of all ages will love. Enjoy the thrill of riding down our large inflatable slide. Jump around in our extensive collection of bouncy houses. Show off your maneuvering skills as you work through one of our three inflatable obstacle courses. After all the fun spent in any of our amazing interactive inflatables, cool yourself down and walk through an inflatable misting station. Inflatable Design Group has all the university inflatables to make any game of any sport a blast!
Fun For Any Sport
Get ready for Saturday kickoff with custom inflatable football games! With our inflatable flat top, fans will be able to show off their arm as they aim for the targets on the back wall. They can prove how accurate they are with the football challenge that is larger and more difficult to hit targets. May the best arm win! Now it´s time to show off your leg. Our field goal kick game stands 20′ tall and fans of any age can step up and try and nail a field goal from about ten yards out. Now it´s time to rush to the end zone in our 4th and goal game. Get your feet up and out of the tires and bulldoze your way through the defenders as you score a touchdown! All of our custom inflatable football games are perfect for your Saturday tailgate and all of your fans will have a blast participating!
After football season, it´s time to hit the hardwood. College basketball gives us plenty of thrills, and your fans will be thrilled when they see all of the custom inflatable basketball games that they will be able to take part in. The inflatable free throw contest is a fan favorite where two opponents go up against each other. It can be customized with your school´s colors and logo, but many of our popular orders have been customized sneakers with the free throw game in the middle. A great eye catcher for fans, and they also make a great photo opportunity while at the game. Our inflatable dunk pit gives fans the opportunity to channel their inner Zion Williamson. Fans can jump onto the inflatable and jam it home in one of three nets at different heights.
The last sport to wrap up the school year is college baseball. As your team tries to make it to Omaha, give your fans the opportunity to show why they should be out there too. Our custom inflatable sports pens that are used for football come with different back walls so they can be easily converted for baseball. With radar and a new back wall, the pen changes to our speed pitch game instantly. Maybe you´ll find the next starter on the mound for your team! Spice things up and add some competition in inflatable strike out. Two fans will have the chance to compete side by side as they try and throw as many strikes as possible. Next we open things up and test our accuracy around the infield. Around the Horn lets fans try and swing the ball around just like the pros do after a strikeout. Lastly, it´s time to swing the bats! Inflatable tee ball gives fans the opportunity to hit dingers in their own personal home run derby!
Perfect for Any Campus Event
Inflatable Design Group can create top of the line university inflatables for your sports teams that can be used at nearly any campus event as well! Welcome freshman to your campus under a custom inflatable archway. Archways come with message banners so everyone can know where they are at and where to go. Create the perfect photo opportunity for students as they pose next to your school´s inflatable mascot. We can turn your school´s mascot larger than life so the whole campus community can feel their presence. Welcome alumni back for events with an inflatable logo block. Just like the inflatable arches, inflatable logo blocks come with detachable message banner so everyone knows what event you are promoting. Lighten up the event by playing some inflatable corn hole so you can pass the time between events.
Inflatable Design Group has had a close working relationship with many of America´s universities for over 25 years. From the biggest D1 programs to even the smallest community colleges, we can produce the right custom inflatables that meet your school´s needs. Increase the wow factor on campus and let students, faculty, alumni, and visitors know your intent to make their time on campus an enjoyable one. University inflatables are designed to increase presence, visibility, and make an impact. All of our custom inflatables are easy to set up, easy to take down, so your campus event is a breeze. Create memories that will last a life time, rejuvinate school pride, start new traditions, create new fans that will be coming back for generations! Get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get started on the perfect custom university inflatable for your school!
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has entered the knockout rounds, and everyone here at Inflatable Design Group is cheering on the USA! After winning their group they enter the challenge of the knockout rounds where only the best of the best advance. If you want to be the best for your fans, look no further than custom soccer inflatables through Inflatable Design Group. Steal the show as your fans are awed by your team’s collection of custom inflatables and promotional items. As the USA Women advance farther in the World Cup, American’s soccer passion will continue to grow. Give them a game day experience they’ll never forget when they show up to your game!
The Active Fan Zone!
There’s nothing young fans love more than being active before the big game. To make your match day appeal to the younger fans, provide them the opportunity to take part in interactive soccer games. Inflatable Design Group can provide you with a selection of inflatables that all fans can participate in. Test your shot against one of our six targets. Our traditional soccer kick is the most popular of our soccer walls. Complete with a customized back wall with targets for fans to aim at, soccer kick is big enough to enclose any wild shots on goal. Our small and large flat tops are popular among many sports. They are used for baseball fast pitch, football toss, hockey slap shot, and can be used as a soccer target as well. All three are in a standard pen shape with a clear, direct path to the back wall.
The other three of our soccer targets are more open spaced with different, unique shapes. The inflatable soccer challenge is the most relatable to shooting at an actual soccer goal. The back wall comes decorated with an image of a goalkeeper extended out to save a shot so your fans can feel like they’re right out there on the field. The soccer target wall is a large inflatable block. Different than the pens and soccer challenge, the wall has deep holes that run through the inflatable, creating a challenge for your fans. The winner of the target wall earns the bragging rights for most accurate shot. The last of our collection of soccer games is the soccer ball kick. Shaped just like a soccer ball, the soccer ball kick is a fun way to start game day. Set up and Take down are easy making your fan zone a breeze!
Even though we have all of these fantastic games, the hottest new game that is guaranteed to entertain your fans is soccer darts. The larger than life dart board blows up to between 10 feet and 23 feet (depending on what you want) and has a Velcro surface. Your fans will stand back at a distance and kick the Velcro soccer ball towards the giant dartboard trying to hit a bullseye. Just like all of our soccer games; soccer darts is a tall, iconic inflatable that makes for a great photo background for fans on game day. The pics your fans share on social media will add to the credibility of your club, and draw more fans in on game day!
More Than Just Inflatables
It is always important for every club to maintain a solid relationship with their sponsor. Especially in the current financial state of soccer where every business partnership is vital to the success of the club. Luckily, we can also provide your team with custom vendor tents. A complete set up includes a ten foot by ten-foot full printed canopy, a back wall with your sponsor’s logo, and a six-foot table cover. Sponsors will be able to set up shop outside of your stadium and engage with your fans just like you do.
To go along with all of our custom soccer inflatables we also have a collection of inflatables that are great for any game or team event. Create a larger than life player with a custom inflatable mascot wearing your kit. Welcome fans to the game under an inflatable archway with your team’s logo. Have some good old fashioned inflatable fun as you jump around in one of our bouncy houses. Work your way through one of our inflatable obstacle courses. On a hot day, cool yourself off as you walk through an inflatable misting center. Customize any of our inflatables with your team or sponsors’ logo.
The Soccer Wave is Here
The fan experience is what pulls them back to games. It makes your stadium a second home. It should be every club’s priority to do the most to make fans feel like they are welcomed and appreciated at the matches. Custom soccer inflatables are one tool that your club can use to do just that. Young fans will channel their inner superstar while they take part in your interactive games. Whether their favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi, or someone on your club, they will feel like they are right out there on the field with them. Those are the memories that will make the young fans urge their parents to come back to your games, and could lead them to buying tickets when they become older.
Soccer is the fastest growing sport in America. Every season MLS attendances are growing, as well as their TV viewership. More people are following the Barclay’s Premier League, La Liga, and UEFA Champions League. As of right now, the whole nation is behind the USA Women’s National Team as they fight to win the World Cup. Soccer is taking over, and fans have a certain level of expectation when they attend games. New fans are going to be used to the fan zone fun they experienced when attending football, baseball, and basketball games. With Inflatable Design Group, we can provide you with the best custom soccer inflatables that every fan will enjoy! Email email@example.com so we can get started on the right custom soccer inflatables for your club today!