All Sports Offers $247 Contest

CORAL GABLES, FL -- University of Miami football fans have long been known as "hard core" supporters of the UM program. Now they have a chance to show it, and even win $247 in the process.

The Hurricanes are expected to be among the top-ranked teams in the nation this fall and All Sports, a Coral Gables-based manufacturer of UM licensed product, is making sure fans will be able to strut their stuff.

Known as The No. 1 Canes Shop and the creative leader in developing UM merchandise, All Sports has created a new "24/7 Hard Core Cane" shirt that will be available at its on-campus retail store and via the Internet at or

And, the firm will be conducting a contest offering a Grand Prize of a $247 shopping spree at its retail store. Hurricane fans will be asked to submit a photo of themselves wearing their "hard core" shirt, and the fan who submits the most unusual photo will be selected as the winner. In addition, anyone submitting a photo will receive at 10% discount on their next purchase.

"We wanted to have some fun with this shirt," said All Sports General Manager Harry Rothwell. "From responses we get to our website, we know there are Canes fans all across the country. It will be interesting to see what kind of locations photos are taken."

Photos should be sent to All Sports at 5831 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33146 or your photo entry can be submitted online to

All Sports will not post any discriminating, demeaning, socially-unacceptable, or inappropriate photos on its website ( or on websites of any affiliates (including and will not be responsible for any actions derived while any photos for the contest are taken. Violators of this policy will be solely responsible for their own actions and subject to any local, state, or national laws governing such actions.

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