Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Tradition Sports Launches Three New Sports Kits

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Tradition Sports Launches Three New Sports Kits

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Tradition Sports of Norman has launched three new sports kits for fans of Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma State football.

The kits, entitled "Poke in a Drum," "Hog in a Drum," and "Horn in a Drum," will be available in late June, according to partners Susan Black and Gary Burch. The kits include a sun visor, a bumpersticker, a pom pom, two coasters for celebration or consolation drinks, and two custom-designed buttons for the big games.

Each kit contains a distinctive logo design created by Burch, a political cartoonist.

"It completes the fan and makes the fan ready for the upcoming 1985 season," Black said of the family sports kits.

Tradition Sports is currently processing marketing representatives to sponsor the kits throughout the region. The kits will retail for $13.95.

The firm is best known for its 1984 Oklahoma football trivia game, "Tradition."

"We only marketed the game at the end of last season and sold 2,500 of them," said Black. Last year the firm also produced its "Sooner in a Drum" kits, which met with such overwhelmingly positive response that Tradition Sports decided to expand them across the state lines, she added.

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SpeedWheel "85, a bicycle marathon across the state of Oklahoma, will be held from June 14-15 benefiting the American Diabetes Association and the A.L.S. Regional Research Center.

A.L.S. is commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The six-man cycling team will ride a 350-mile route from Woodward through Okeene, Hennessey, Stillwater, Sand Springs, Tulsa and Claremore, ending at Jay. Their pace is expected to average 15 miles per hour.

Pizza Hut will sponsor the team effort, donating $1 from the sale of every large pizza sold at the 21 Pizza Hut locations along the route. Other sponsors are the Tulsa Wheelmen, the H. …

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