The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), the governing body of ten-pin bowling in the US, has struck a three-year jersey deal with High 5 Gear.
The Wisconsin-based firm becomes the official PBA Tour bowling jersey manufacturer, replacing Gemini Custom Apparel. High 5 will provide custom-designed jerseys for 60 of the PGA Tour’s top players, outfit all eight teams on the tour and become the official jersey of the Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars event.
High 5 will also launch a range of PBA replica jerseys for fans, available for around US$89.
“High 5 Gear is thrilled to be the official jersey of the PBA,” said High 5 Gear’s president Todd Molbeck. “Bowling has always been the cornerstone of High 5 Gear's success and we view our partnership with the PBA as the pinnacle of that success. We look forward to working with the PBA and continuing to fill a void in bowling that has long been ignored - cool bowling clothes.”
"High 5 is passionate about bowling and we look forward to continue to make the sport better through our partnership,” added Tom Clark, the commissioner of the PBA. "We thank Gemini for the last five years being the official PBA jersey. Together, the PBA and Gemini changed the way professional bowling looks for the better with dye-sublimated jerseys, enhanced sponsor recognition and allowing players to express themselves through designs. With High 5 Gear, we will build on that foundation and get more bowlers of all skill levels around the world looking sharp."