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Title teams selling apparel to help fund the purchase of state championship rings

Boyle County and Danville are each looking for ways to offset the cost of purchasing championship rings for their players.

Both teams are selling gear to help their cause, and if you’re in the market for buying, both schools would like you to help their cause.

“Mainly, the t-shirt sales, there’s a lot involved with postseason stuff, buying of rings and stuff like that,” said Kyle Wynn, Boyle County’s athletic director. “That’s pretty costly on the program. So we’re doing a lot of things to help pay for those costs. Anything geared toward the profit is going to go back to our boys, which is most important.”

Danville will be going through Xtreme Style Signs because they’ve worked with owner Sarah Lee throughout the year and she offered to work at cost to help support the team.

“We as a school district and athletics department have worked with Sarah Lee at Xtreme Style, we’ve worked directly with her and had a verbal agreement with her that she’d have all of the official merchandise,” said Chris Verhoven, the athletic director at Danville High School. “We’ve put that on our website, our social media sites. We’ve made it very well-known.”

There have been other places to buy team gear, but getting the gear from an official source ensures that the money spent will go toward the athletics department.

“We don’t have any kind of trademarking —and we need to —but legally we can’t tell anybody else they can’t create something or sell it,” Verhoven said. “If they want to make Danville gear and sell it, we can’t stop it. But the most important thing, the same way we can’t tell them what to do, we also can’t force them to donate money. They can profit for themselves. Some (sellers) have already started to backtrack and say they’ll donate their profits. But working directly with Sarah, she’s graciously agreed to doing everything at cost. Because she works with us year-round with athletics. That’s why I want her to get the publicity. She said 100 percent of profits would go back to Danville athletics to pay for rings.”

Boyle County will post information on apparel sales on its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BoyleRebelsfootball/

Danville has a website for its apparel sales: http://danvilleathletics.deco-apparel.com/. There, you can purchase T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies or beanies. Shipping from the website is standard USPS shipping or you can go straight to Xtreme Style Signs at 600 Stanford Road.

Boyle County will sell in the school and online: https://squareup.com/store/boyle-county-quarterback-club-2