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What is Dress the Champions©?
Dress The Champions is an effort by our company to offer an exclusive uniform sponsorship opportunity to central Florida High School sports teams, while building community support for high school athletics.

Why is it called Dress the Champions©?
We are known all over the country for the highest quality of custom team uniforms in the market. Most of the testimonials we receive are from winning programs all over the nation whose athletes are proud to be wearing uniforms that make them look the part. But we know that true champions are not just measured by their championship banners but most importantly by their championship hearts. So we want to find these “Champions” and have the honor of dressing them, knowing that looking good on the court or field will give these young athletes the confidence that translates to a mental edge that allows them to rise to another level in their games.

What inspired this idea?
Our company has been very blessed to be able to ride the economic storm that hit everyone the past couple of years. We do realize that most of our athletic programs have been affected by budget cuts that made it nearly impossible to outfit their teams. Most of our clients have been from all over the nation (and a few outside), and so we felt compelled to help our own community and give these athletes a chance to be rewarded for their hard work and dedication. We also designed the contest as a way for the student athletes and community to come together and work towards a common goal. It was intended to create pride, spirit, competition, and camaraderie within the schools and throughout the Central Florida area. The vision was to help build morale amongst the teams and their supporters, to let the teams be known on a heart level and appreciated by those around them.

How did it all start?
In 2010, we hand picked championship teams all over Central Florida that for us personified the attitude, character and heart of a true champion on and off the court. The inaugural Dress The Champions teams were: 6A State Champions Dr.Phillips Girls Basketball Team (2011); District Runner Up Osceola Kowboys(2011); Defending State Champions Pine Castle Academy Girls Softball (2010); and Defending State Champions Trinity Christian Boys Baseball(2010). In the years following, we decided to give other schools an opportunity to have the same exclusive sponsorship and give the community a chance to decide who is the most deserving.


Who is eligible to join the contest?
All high schools in Central Florida are eligible for entry in contest. Multiple sports programs per school may be entered for consideration. Any parent, student, teacher, or faculty member may submit their school’s program for consideration. Participating sports programs must not be currently under any other contractual agreement for their team’s uniforms. Winning teams must agree with all terms and conditions outlined in the sponsor agreement. If winning program is not able to comply with sponsorship agreement or is under contract with another company for their uniforms, the next most votes in their eligible category will be declared the winner. No purchase or payment of any kind is required to enter.

How does a school enter the contest?
Schools are nominated by coaches, staff, parents and students by submitting an essay that follows the theme “Rise Above”.

How are the finalists chosen?
Our team reads each and every essay submission and ranks them according to how they incorporated the theme “Rise Above” both in their communities and classrooms as well as on the field.

Who can vote and what are the rules?
Anyone is encouraged to watch the videos and essays submitted by the finalists and vote once every 24 hours. Complete Contest Rules may be found here.

What about vote fraud?
We have implemented a number of safeguards against fraudulent voting, which is typically done with programs called “bots” that continuously cast votes for the entry of the programmer’s choice. Dress the Champions is an exercise in ethics and sportsmanship, and cheating or fraudulent voting of any kind will not be tolerated. Any participant caught cheating will be immediately disqualified. Good sports only, please!





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