Posted: Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
July 15, 2014
The Steelers and their fans like logo merchandise so the Saint Vincent College Bookstore is preparing for the onslaught of visitors to the 49th annual summer training camp beginning on Saturday, July 26 by stocking the shelves with more black and gold merchandise than you can think of and some new items that you would never think of – would you believe a stress-relieving Steelers desk punching bag?
Other new items this season include Kukui nut jewelry, survival bracelets, mini bop bags, lumbar seat cushions, 1000-piece Heinz Field stadium puzzles and crystal bling logo emblems. And for the Steelers and man’s best friends, there are even Steelers dog bone toys.
“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 Director, commented. “And, we always try to get the latest items that are being offered.”
The Saint Vincent College Bookstore is offering a host of popular Steelers logo merchandise this summer including black and gold yard flamingoes, Steelers scrubs (tops and pants), sandwich and storage bags, light-up mouse pads, floor mats, NFL board game with player figures, truck tailgate cover, children’s color and carry activity pad, kites and pillows.
In addition, the store will also be offering favorites such as mugs, pennants, autographable footballs, training camp t-shirts, pens, pencils, glasses, 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.
Other popular Steelers logo items that will return to the bookstore shelves include Steelers wheel covers, license plates, stadium cushions, desk organizer, lamp, golf balls, panoramic photo of Heinz Field, flip flops, lawn sign, gloves, checkers, Connect 4 game, hair bows, action figures, cars, mailbox flags, Lil' Teammates NFL figures and even a screwdriver. All of the items are also available for sale at the bookstore’s online site at http://bookstore.stvincent.edu.
Back by popular demand at the Bookstore is the Saint Vincent Gristmill coffee. A special black and gold blend will be available for purchase. They also sell a variety of ice cream novelty items.
“We will also have plenty of sunscreen, Sharpie markers and snack items that we know are always needed by visitors,” Fr. Anthony said. The store’s staff of three will swell to ten 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 traditional, long 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., right, Saint Vincent Bookstore Manager, poses with some of the store’s Steelers memorabilia and staffers Elizabeth Susko (senior math education major from Mt. Pleasant), and Connor Rohrback (senior biology major from St. Marys).
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