Uses of Flags for Sporting Events
What’s more American than
baseball, hot dogs and the Stars and Stripes? Sports, patriotism and flags all
go hand in hand, but there are more ways to use flags at sporting event than
you might imagine
Stick to the
Saluting the flag and
singing the national anthem is the time-honored way to kick off a ball game.
Professional sports have taken the traditional to new levels by sprawling
mega-sized flags over entire football and baseball fields. However, for most
sporting events, standard-sized flags will do just fine. While having flags
already raised on nearby flag poles is the easiest option, consider have a
color guard bring in and raise the banners before the coin toss or the first
pitch. At basketball games and other indoor arenas, flag poles may not be an
option, so attached American and state flags vertically from the rafters.
with military flags
Thanking current and past
members of the military for their service by displaying military flags is
always a good idea. For games held on or around national holidays such Memorial
Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day, consider adding a quick ceremony to the
schedule by having a color guard march in military flags representing the Air
Force, Navy, Army and Marines.
Support your team
Decking out in team gear
adds to the excitement of a big game. But why wear it when you can wave it? A
flag bearing the logo or mascot of your favorite team is a great way to show
team spirit. Wave it to get the fans exited during nail-biting moments or to
celebrate a touch down, homerun or goal.
Rally the little
Team flags aren’t just
for the pros. Custom printed flags are a great way to make little leaguers feel
like a big deal. Design your own flag using mascots, team or school colors or
the team name and have a high quality, made in USA version created in time for
the next Peewee Football or Little Dribblers matchup.
While brightly colored
and checkered attention flags have an obvious spot at racing events, they can
also be used at other sporting events. Just like boom sticks and other items
are used playfully distract the opposing team during field goals and free
throws, attention flags can be a fun way to add to the antics in the stands.
Round up your
When the buzzer sounds or
the last strike is thrown, the mass exodus of the stadium begins. With your
party suddenly strewn from the concession stand to the ladies’ room, a flag
makes the perfect rally point for group members lost in the crowd.