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Seth Polansky
Sports Information Coordinator

AIA and PepWear team up to elevate fan merchandise

August 1, 2020 by Seth Polansky, AZPreps365

The AIA has announced it is partnering with PepWear as the association’s new official merchandiser. State championships, and the AZPreps365 Live mobile app will all be “Powered by PepWear.”

Already a proud partner of the NFHS, Champion apparel and fellow state associations, fans will able to access PepWear’s online store through the AIA’s website and mobile app, as well as have the ability to purchase official custom championship merchandise at the events. PepWear not only brings a unique championship experience to fans, but can also help teams and schools with their needs as well.

PepWear’s CEO, Craig Johnson, added, “We’re excited to launch our best-in-class merchandising program with AIA. PepWear’s Event Merchandising Solution featuring our exclusive products, fantastic onsite shopping experience, and convenient ecommerce options is sure to be a hit with Arizona’s student athletes, parents and fans."

About PepWear‚Äč
Since 1987, PepWear has been commemorating youth achievements, offering merchandise for sale at competitive events. With deep roots in the scholastic arts, PepWear has long term relationships with the leading state and national organizations involved in marching band, color guard, and concert band and choir competitions. In recent years PepWear has launched its unique Event Merchandising Solution with athletic organizations, combining world-class pop-up stores, high-quality products, and the latest cloud-based technology, with impressive results.

Garrett Scharton, 972-723-7058
Vice President of Business Development

About Arizona Interscholastic Association
The AIA is a voluntary association of public and private Arizona high schools. Since 1913, the organization has created and sustained interscholastic activities that encourage maximum student participation by providing AIA member schools with an even playing field to ensure fair and equitable competition. The AIA believes that providing interscholastic activities for Arizona high school students creates personal development opportunities with a balanced focus on academics and extracurricular activities.

Through its Arizona member schools, the AIA reaches more than 110,000 participants in high school activity programs. The organization hosts 5,000 championship contests and maintains officiating for more than 45,000 regular season games. For more information, visit and