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New sports apparel store gives teams chance to raise funds
Sharples, who spent three years as an assistant wrestling coach at Eastwood High School and assists with Genoa Biddy Wrestling, hopes to reduce the time and expense volunteer coaches spend on uniforms.
Teams and boosters can raise money by setting up affiliate stores through the company’s website. Team managers choose the designs and products they want to sell and they are given their own affiliate web address. Parents and supporters can go directly to the site to order spirit wear. Teams, or boosters, receive a commission, which is directly paid to their Paypal account.
Most teams or boosters make 25-30 percent from the sales, Sharples says. This approach eliminates out-of-pocket expenses and the need to purchase a bunch of shirts to get a cheaper price then hope to sell them all.
Sharples has also introduced an online design tool. The tool eliminates the need for a screen and allows individuals to create designs. Step-by-step instructions allow for multiple elements. Customers currently use the tool for small runs. For example, one customer used it for three shirts for a 45th class reunion. Sharples foresees others will use it for special events such as bachelorette parties.
Sharples opened Elite Team Supply next to The Brew-Thru on Route 51 in Genoa in April. He also offers screen printing, vinyl decals, signs, banners and graphic design.
He is an Oak Harbor graduate and a Genoa resident. You can reach him at 419-855-0080 or go to www.eliteteamsupply.com.
Prize payout for first is $3,000; for second, $2,000 and for third, $1,000. Tickets are $100 which includes two reverse raffle entries, two steak dinners and beer, wine and pop.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pearson Park improvements.
Myers, as well as chamber executive director Sarah Beavers, will speak at 5:15.
Contact the foundation for more information at 419-693-9999 or the chamber at 419-693-5580.
In a letter to patients and their families, Dr. Cercek said he is retiring due to an upcoming back surgery in Spetember. Dr. Jeffrey Bunkers will take over the practice and see patients at his office at 3448 Navarre, Suite 200, one quarter mile east of Dr. Cercek’s office.
Dr. Cercek received his Dental Degree and his Master's Degree in Orthodontics from The Ohio State University. He is a member of a number of professional organizations and was a board member of the Toledo Dental Society. He has also served on the boards of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Economic Development Foundation.
Dr. Cercek was also a clinical advisor to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center for the treatment of cleft-lip and palate patients and on the board of Operation Smile, a non-profit group specializing in treating patients with facial and body disfigurements.
In 1998, he was a finalist for a Prism Award, a local initiative to honor excellence in business.
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