RushOrderTees kicks off official partnership with the Philadelphia Union

Union RushOrderTees T-shirt

The Sixers’ season may be coming to a close, but we’re not ready to put away our t-shirt guns just yet. As of this month, we’re proud to announce the official signing of our three-year partnership agreement with the Philadelphia Union.

The partnership began at the team’s home opener on Saturday, March 11th at Talen Energy Stadium, and the fun will continue at each home game throughout the next three seasons. As the team’s official t-shirt partners, we will be bringing out our t-shirt guns at the beginning of each home game for our renowned t-shirt toss.

Talen Energy Stadium

To accompany the t-shirt launch at the beginning of each home game, RushOrderTees will also be present at ten of the season’s home games with our very own booth, where fans can receive special offers, design studio tutorials, and giveaways–all TBA.

Game day t-shirts and giveaways are just a small part of the pie for Union fans. Similar to the design contest we just wrapped up with the Sixers, we will also have several opportunities throughout each season for fans to enter their Philly Union designs in a game day t-shirt design contest. More to come on that later!

The Union currently sells group ticket packages for youth soccer clubs, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate events, and high school or college groups. As a part of our partnership, we wanted to enable these groups to design matching custom apparel to make their experience at the game even more special and memorable.

Philadelphia Union fans
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This led us to create a custom design studio for Group Ticket holders that includes exclusive Philadelphia Union design assets that group ticket holders can add their own images, logos, or designs to.

We are excited to participate in several of the Union’s exciting theme nights throughout the season, including Youth Soccer Night, Throwback Night, and Military Appreciation Night, among several others. Stay tuned for more on those events to come!

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be in the start of our second partnership with a Philadelphia professional sports organization. We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with our teams right here in Philly, and get involved in community and fan-driven events.

Follow RushOrderTees and the Philadelphia Union for chances to win game tickets and other fun giveaways!

Do you need custom soccer t-shirts? We can help you design the best gear for your team. Visit us at RushOrderTees.com or call (800) 620-1233.

RushOrderTees wraps up #MySixersTee Design Contest with the Philadelphia 76ers

MySixersTee Contest winner

This past week, we were honored to announce the winner of our very first fan t-shirt design contest, an exciting part of our partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers. When first creating the contest, our goal was to find the most creative expression of Sixers spirit in Philadelphia. In the end, the entries we received were above and beyond our expectations. 

In search of Philly’s #MySixersTee

World B. Free holding up MadeinPhila shirt

The #MySixersTee design contest followed our #MadeinPhila event at the Sixers vs. Warriors game, where all game attendees received an exclusive MadeinPhila t-shirt.

The popularity of the #MadeinPhila tee inspired us to create a contest calling for Philadelphia fans to design the next Sixers game day t-shirt. The winning design entry would be printed on 2,500 shirts and distributed at the Sixers vs. Bucks game on April 8th.

To get the ball spinning, we teamed up with some of the people at the 76ers to build a customized version of our design studio, which included 76ers logos and clipart that was available exclusively to fans entering the contest. Fans could also upload their designs straight to Facebook or Twitter, tagging RushOrderTees, the Sixers, and the #MySixersTee contest.

A close call

MySixersTee contest entries

At midnight on Tuesday, March 21, the contest was closed and it was decision time. Our judging panel, a team comprised of both 76ers and Rush Order Tees staff, was blown away when we took a final look at the hundreds of impressive designs we received. After mulling it over for a few days, we were finally able to narrow it down to just three entries.

When it came time to make the final call, our judges went with the one entry that stood out to them from the very beginning–the design depicting Sixers forward Dario Saric as “The Homie Dario.” It just so happened that April 8th is Dario’s birthday.

The Homie Dario 

76er The Homie Dario t-shirt

The designer of our winning “The Homie Dario” t-shirt is Joe Pekula, a New Jersey-based graphic designer who could not have been any more excited to win. Joe happens to design apparel for a Philadelphia sports-themed apparel company called Veterans Shirtium. Needless to say, he’s a HUGE Philly sports fan.

When Joe found out we were going to print his design on 2,500 of the official game day t-shirts, he was stoked. Joe, along with our two runners up Brain and Brad, will receive two club box suite tickets to the Sixers vs. Bucks game on April 8th, where they’ll get to watch fans jump over each other to catch their own #MySixersTee.

The Homie Dario shirts will also be worn by Wells Fargo Center staff, media, and–as a special bonus in recognition of Dario’s birthday–each of the 76ers players.

Congratulations to Joe, Brain, Brad, and all of the other talented artists who entered our #MySixersTee design contest! Look out for more opportunities to win game tickets and more in the future!