MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiskars, the World’s #1 Scissors Brand™, has joined with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the sixth consecutive year to be the official net-cutting scissors during the 2014 NCAA® Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.
The iconic orange-handled scissors will be used by winning teams in the post game net-cutting ceremonies for the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Regional Championships and National Championship games. In addition to the famous Fiskars ergonomic orange handles, the special edition scissors have serrated, gold titanium blades that are specially etched with the NCAA logo.
Following the championship games, each of the winning institutions will keep one pair of the commemorative scissors for permanent display on campus.
“We’re looking forward to seeing which teams will make the cut this year,” said Fiskars Brands, Inc. President Paul Tonnesen. “The net-cutting is a time-honored tradition teams look forward to every year and for a company that’s turning 365 years old this year, we certainly share an appreciation for long-standing traditions of excellence.”
For the second year, Fiskars was also the official net-cutting scissors for the NCAA® Volleyball Tournament in 2013.
Introduced in 1967, Fiskars’ flagship Original Orange-Handled Scissors™ have become an iconic design classic with over one billion pairs sold worldwide. As Fiskars turns 365 years old in 2014, the company celebrates centuries of pride, passion and design embodied in products people use every day.
Fiskars Corporation is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The world famous Orange-Handled Scissors are a registered trademark of Fiskars Corporation. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including: Fiskars, the World’s #1 Scissors Brand, Iittala and Gerber. Founded in 1649, Fiskars has 365 years of product quality excellence and is Finland’s oldest company. Please visit www.fiskars.com and www.facebook.com/fiskars.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.