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Family Christian Named Exclusive Retail Partner for Active Faith Sports Apparel


June 1, 2016
By PRN NewsWire

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Family Christian announced today that they will be the exclusive retail partner for Active Faith Sports, a premium sports apparel company featuring Christian-inspired designs and messages. Active Faith Sports offers a wide variety of athletic products for men, women and youth including t-shirts, tanks, shorts, socks, hats, wristbands and performance tights.

“Our mission with the Active Faith line is to help our customers take their faith with them to the gym, on the basketball court, the baseball diamond, or even on a leisurely walk with the family. These high-quality products offer inspiration whether you are a backyard warrior or a professional athlete,” remarked Jennifer Makowski, Senior Buyer over Gifts/Apparel for Family Christian.

Since its founding in 2012, Active Faith Sports has developed a passionate following among Christians who want to share their faith through sport, including professional athletes. NBA superstar and 2-time back to back Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry became an investor in the company early in his career. Many other prominent professional Christian athletes have been photographed wearing Active Faith apparel. In a video featured on the Active Faith website, Curry describes how the company’s iconic “In Jesus’ Name I Play” tagline inspires, motivates, and reminds him why he plays the game.

“You may never play in the Super Bowl or have your own shoe, but you can still do whatever you do in the name of Jesus and give God praise for the ability to do so,” added Lanny Smith Active Faith Sports CEO. “We are thrilled about this new partnership with Family Christian and the opportunity to spread the Gospel through sport.”

The Active Faith line will be available online beginning June 1, in select stores June 7, and rolled out to all stores July 7.

About Family Christian Located in the United States, Family Christian is the world’s largest Christian-focused retailer. The nonprofit organization has approximately 250 stores in 36 states. The organization offers a variety of Christian-themed merchandise, including Bibles, books, home decor, art, gifts, DVDs, kids’ products and music. In addition to its physical stores, Family Christian provides consumers with access to all these resources through www.familychristian.com, its eCommerce platform. When you shop with Family Christian, your purchases support efforts to unite with ministries that are helping children and families in need around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at http://www.familychristian.com/about.

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