If you’ve been to our booth at one of the big billiards events, you know we love to give away freebies (henceforth referred to as “swag”). Catalogs, stickers, keychains and of course our popular PoolDawg Master Chalk. For next month’s BCA Nationals and for August’s APA Nationals though, we’ll be adding to our repitoire of swag (please excuse the awful picture. I can’t take photos and only have a garbage camera phone to work with):
Now before you say that we’re promoting smoking, keep in mind that matchbooks are excellent for a number of uses. They light candles, they are more efficient than rubbing sticks together when making a campfire and of course, they make bathrooms less stinky.
So, if you’re going to be at nationals next month, stop by and pick up a book of matches. For anyone flying, don’t worry, they’re now TSA compliant assuming of course you only bring one book of matches with you in your carry-on.
Ah, August. Every year at this time, Team PoolDawg tries to balance its efforts to provide the best customer service in the industry with packing up massive amounts of product for the annual APA Team Nationals event at the Riv in Vegas.
Keven’s been hard at work packing what I affectionately call “the sarcophagus” with as much product as he can possibly fit in there. If you’ve seen our booth, you know how much stuff we bring out with us. As you might guess, I was more than happy to supervise and take pictures while Keven showed off his Tetris skills, expertly filling every last square inch of the giant box.
Once again, PoolDawg will be the official table spot sponsor of this event, which means if you’re playing, you’ll be seeing our happy little logo on all those beautiful Valley tables.
Everyone in the PoolDawg office (including yours truly) will be spending some time in the booth this year, so if you’re headed out to the desert, be sure to stop by and put some faces to the names. You’ll be shocked to see how close our South Park characters look to the real us.
Yes, PoolDawg has signed on to be an official sponsor for the APA Singles and Team Championships! Here’s the official press release:
LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (April 16, 2009) — PoolDawg has reached a deal with the American Poolplayers Association (APA) to become an official sponsor of all APA National Championships. PoolDawg will be the official table spot sponsor of both the APA National Singles and Team Championships held in Las Vegas annually at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.
As part of the agreement, all participants in the national championships will receive a commemorative memento courtesy of PoolDawg.
“We’ve enjoyed a strong relationship with PoolDawg for years. They’ve been a major advertiser in our national membership magazine and an exhibitor at our National Team Championships. This agreement helps to further our relationship with them,” said APA President Reneé Lyle.
“When it comes to amateur pool leagues, there is no bigger name than the APA. We are extremely excited to come on board as a sponsor of the APA Championships.” said Mike Feiman, Director of Marketing for PoolDawg. “As the largest amateur pool league, the APA provides us with a unique opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of poolplayers. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to further expand our longstanding relationship with the APA and its members.”
What does this mean? It means that everyone playing in the championships is going to get a special freebie in their registration packets. It also means that the playing tables are going to look a little different this year. As we’re officially the “table spot sponsor”, that means we’ll be designing the pool table spot that will appear on every table. Curious as to what its going to look like? Check it out: