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Tailgate Gift Guide: Hats

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Tailgate Gift Guide: Hats

Tailgate Gift Guide: Hats Hats can be a good gift...but the right style of hat? Now that makes a GREAT gift.  And it's not as hard as you may think.  There are a few key elements to note before buying a hat. PART 1 First, assess whether or not the giftee likes to wear hats. Here's a basic flowchart to help: 1. Have you seen the giftee ever wear a hat? If yes, got to question 2. If no, do NOT buy giftee a hat. 2. Does giftee wear a hat 50% or more of the time? If yes, go...

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TMCo Black Friday Anti-Sale 2020

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TMCo Black Friday Anti-Sale 2020

UPDATE! Thanks to YOUR support, our Black Friday Anti-Sale resulted in a $240 donation to Kidsport Okotoks this year!!!! TMCo Black Friday Anti-Sale 2020 Instead of a traditional Black Friday sale, Tailgate will be having an anti-sale.  Rather than dropping prices, we will be donating 10% of all sales from November 27-30, 2020 (online and in-store) to Kidsport Okotoks.  Supporting Kidsport Okotoks means we will be helping kids right here in OUR community, the town of Okotoks. And given the current circumstances, there may be more help needed than ever when kids finally return to sport. I believe finances should...

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Fundraiser 2020

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Fundraiser 2020

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Fundraiser 2020 UPDATE: THAT'S A WRAP!  Thank you so much for helping raise funds for the Museum and supporting the shop.  During the sale, we committed to donating 20% of sales during that time period.  Through your generosity, our donation to the Museum is $283.20 which we will round up to $300.  Everyone involved in the benefit is grateful for this opportunity. On September 17, 1947, with more than a week remaining in the Major League Baseball season, Sporting News, named Jackie Robinson MLB “Rookie of the Year”. I'm so excited to announce a special partnership between the...

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Tailgate Customs: Wood Signs

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Tailgate Customs: Wood Signs

Tailgate Customs: Wood Signs Did you know the idea for Tailgate came after I started making sport-themed wood signs?  I loved attending maker-markets but found there was never anything sports related.  So I started making some signs and other sports related decor to start my own side-gig selling at markets.  From there, I expanded the concept to be an all encompassing sport lifestyle boutique (yup, I made that up).   I still make many wood signs and love to help make custom creations for YOU!  Some of my favourite signs have been surprise gifts that I've designed.  Most of my signs are inspired...

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TMCo Pop-up: C of Dead

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TMCo Pop-up: C of Dead

TMCo Pop-up: C of Dead Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm The C of Dead will be popping up in store on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 11:00am(ish) to 2:00pm(ish).  Come check out their nostalgic selection of clothes and hats.   About C of Dead: C OF DEAD CLOTHING CO. is reviving your favourite DEAD sports franchises from a simpler time. A time when the Calgary tower rose above the city, when the Saddledome and those c-train cars were new. A time of Electric Avenue, Ralph Klein and the '88 Olympics. The best part? You get all the nostalgia, without the 80s style.   Preview...

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