Schoolzonehats First Full Year: 2013
It's amazing how much can change in one year.
2013 was Schoolzonehats' first full year and we're very happy with how everything panned out. We released most of our current catalog, built our social networking presence, collaborated on some great projects with our team of sponsored talent and began selling our snapbacks in their first brick-and-mortar location.
The year started with the Mayan Themed Mayan King, followed by the Beast Series debut Polar Bear. Both hats featured a full satin interior to keep your head warm in the early months of the year. As the weather warmed we released the light weight and incredibly American snapback; American Woman. Late in the year we published the Making of a Schoolzonehats Snapback blog series about the making of and then released the second Beast Series entry US Navy ship cap parody UGOT SCHOOLED.
We met some really great people in 2013 and found many of them loved our products. We built a presence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. We shipped snapbacks all around the US, as far as Alaska. Our site was particularly popular in the Northeastern states, California and Chicago-area Illinois. We also shipped a few hats to Europe and a couple as far as Australia!
The team of sponsored talent we built represented us extremely well in 2013. Our sponsored BMX rider Brandon Bermudez made his debut as a pro representing Schoolzonehats. In late Summer we recorded a video with his Doubt It Crew teammate John Dominick. This video and our others were set the soundtrack of sponsored ACC Productions artist out of Houston: Lil J$ean. Soon, J will be releasing a collabo track with our sponsored female MC Sammy GetActive who we worked with to create a line of snapbacks and apparel. Both J$ean and MsGetActive are staying busy putting together their own mix tapes. Schoolzonehats Racing made it's debut in the US Legends series in #59 car driven by new entrant to the series Timmy Depizzol. Timmy was fast enough in his rookie season to have others in the field complaining that they thought he was cheating.
The other half of our sponsored talent, in combat sports had an amazingly successful year while representing Schoolzonehats. In mixed martial arts, our fighters dominated. Heavyweight Josh Diekmann "Freight Train" went undefeated in two separate fight leagues. Middleweight Brennan Ward "The Irish Bad Boy" turned an impromptu entry into the Bellator MMA Middleweight Tournament in to a chance at the Middleweight World Championship! In women's boxing Marcia Agripino "Pino" owned her pro debut with a win and went undefeated for the year. Shelly Vincent "Shelito's Way" captured the WIBA International title and earned her first KO victory late in the year to improve her record to 10-0!
Thank you to all our fans and customers for the support this year!
We're extremely excited to see what 2014 brings, we've got some really great products and content planned for the New Year..