MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiskars, the World’s #1 Scissors Brand™, has joined with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the tenth consecutive year to be the official net-cutting scissors during the 2018 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.
The iconic orange-handled scissors will be used by basketball winning teams in the post-game net-cutting ceremonies for the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Regional Championship and Final Four games, as well as the NCAA Division II and III Men’s and Women’s Championship games. The scissors are also used in post-championship celebrations during the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Women’s Beach Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, and Women’s Volleyball Championship games. 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 grateful to help the teams celebrate their victory with the net-cutting ceremony,” said Fiskars Global President Paul Tonnesen. “The net is a symbol of the team’s hard work, passion and dedication. We’re proud that our orange handles have been able to play a part in their celebration with the net-cutting ceremony – this year, and for the last decade.”
Introduced in 1967, Fiskars’ flagship Original Orange-Handled Scissors™ have become an iconic design classic with over one billion pairs sold worldwide. The scissors celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2017, and can be found everywhere from craft rooms to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City – proof of Fiskars design, quality and commitment to inspiring makers and creators all over the world.
Since its establishment in 1649, Fiskars Group has grown to be a leading functional and living products company with a strong brand portfolio, including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Wedgewood and Waterford. Fiskars Group has employees in over 30 countries and is headquartered in Finland. With over 1 billion Orange-handled Scissors sold, Fiskars has grown to be the World’s #1 Scissors Brand. Fiskars promotes achievement and self-expression by focusing on easy to use, innovative tools to make gardening, cooking and crafting more enjoyable. Fiskars Americas is headquartered in Wisconsin. Please visit www.fiskars.com.
ABOUT THE NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes.