(Miami, FL,) –Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, a division of Perry Ellis International, is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Miami Pickleball Club (MPC), a prominent team in Major League Pickleball (MLP). As the official apparel partner and sponsor of the Miami Pickleball Club, Original Penguin is set to bring its signature style and quality to America’s fastest growing sport.
“This partnership between Original Penguin and the Miami Pickleball Club represents an exciting moment for our brand and reinforces Original Penguin’s commitment to supporting both sports and fashion-forward lifestyle choices.” said Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO of Perry Ellis International. “Pickleball is a sport that embodies the values of inclusivity, fun, and athleticism, which perfectly align with our brand ethos. We look forward to equipping our hometown team with our fashionable and performance-enhancing apparel, ensuring they both look and perform their best on and off the court.”
“Pickleball is all about precision, agility, and style, and we couldn’t have found a better partner than Original Penguin, a cool, progressive, and fashion-forward brand that resonates with our vision for the Miami Pickleball Club,” added Jamie Duguid, General Manager of the Miami Pickleball Club. “Their commitment to quality and innovation aligns perfectly with our mission to elevate the sport of pickleball. We believe that together, we can bring a new level of excitement and style to our players and fans in the 305.”
The partnership between Original Penguin and the Miami Pickleball Club underscores the sport’s growth and momentum within Major League Pickleball and highlights the mutual commitment to achieving greatness. Both organizations are excited about collaborating on a signature apparel line and are eager to see players don the Original Penguin apparel as they take the court. Original Penguin’s range of apparel, known for its superior quality and contemporary designs, will empower Miami Pickleball Club’s athletes to excel in their sport while making a stylish statement on the court.
In 1955, Minneapolis-based Munsingwear – an underwear and military supply company – ironically became the touchstone of suburban sport with the introduction of the first iconic golf shirt to America – an ORIGINAL PENGUIN®. Known for its unique, humorous and detail-oriented clothing, Original Penguin offers a full range of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories and fragrances. The brand continues to evolve into the sports arena with the addition of tennis and pickleball apparel. Original Penguin is a global brand with retail stores worldwide as well as two dedicated e-commerce websites: www.originalpenguin.com and www.originalpenguin.co.uk.
About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor, and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses, and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist® and Farah®. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the company is available at www.pery.com
About Miami Pickleball Club
Miami Pickleball Club is a professional sports team that competes in Major League Pickleball. The team was established in 2022 and is owned by Naomi Osaka, Patrick Mahomes, Kygo, Nick Kyrgios, Rich Paul, Soichiro Minami and others. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US, and Miami Pickleball Club represents the city in the highest-tier competitive league in professional pickleball. For more information on Miami Pickleball Club, visit themiamipc.com and follow Miami Pickleball Club on Instagram.
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