Posted: Tuesday Jul 17, 2012
July 17, 2012
The Steelers and their fans like bling so the Saint Vincent College Bookstore is preparing for the onslaught of visitors to the 47th annual summer training camp beginning on Friday, July 27 by stocking the shelves with black and gold jewelry and lanyards.
“Our popular store on the first floor of the Robert S. Carey Student Center turns black and gold in July and August as we stock up on merchandise that we think the fans will like,” Fr. Anthony Grossi, O.S.B., Bookstore manager, commented.
The Saint Vincent College Bookstore is offering a host of new Steelers logo merchandise this summer including fuzzy black and gold flip flops, a new football toss game that can be used in or out of a swimming pool, framed pictures of players that have inspirational quotes on them, a “swooper” flag for yard displays, a newspaper from Reprographics that has articles about important moments in Steelers history, a back-to-school kit and even an iPhone case.
Unique to the Steelers is a new Terrible Towel containing a logo commemorating the 80th anniversary of the team.
In addition to the new items, the store will also be offering popular favorites such as mugs, pennants, autographable footballs, training camp t-shirts and hats, pens, pencils and glasses.
Other items include checkers and Mr. Potato Head games, action figures, cars, mailbox flags, L’il teammates NFL figures, a computer football mouse and a screwdriver.
A recent addition at the Bookstore is fresh coffee brewed with Saint Vincent Gristmill coffee. A special black and gold blend will also be available for purchase, ground or whole beans.
“We will also have plenty of sunscreen, Sharpie markers and snack items that we know are needed by visitors,” Fr. Anthony said. The store’s staff of three will swell to seven as Saint Vincent students are hired to join them at their very busy, air-conditioned store inside the Carey Center.
“We enjoy serving Steelers fans of all ages and becoming part of the excitement they experience when visiting camp and campus,” Fr. Anthony commented on the more than 5,000 customers they expect. “Many of them ask questions about my Benedictine habit so it is also a nice opportunity to talk about the mission and history of Saint Vincent.”
Photo: Fr. Anthony Grossi, O.S.B., second from left, Saint Vincent Bookstore Manager, poses with the staff, from left, Sr. Donna Marie Palya, Linda Petrarca and Diane Goodman.
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