Jostens, a leading designer and producer of custom championship jewelry, has once again partnered with the Miami HEAT to create the team's 2013 NBA Championship ring as well as a collection of championship jewelry.
On October 29, 2013, the ring will be presented to HEAT players, coaches and members of the executive front office during an on-court ceremony at AmericanAirlines Arena hosted just before the HEAT opens the 2013-14 season against the Chicago Bulls. Each custom ring will include symbols of the HEAT championship legacy and personalization that will enable the rings to serve as individual trophies for every player, coach and member of The HEAT Group.
"The selection of Jostens as the designer and producer of our 2013 Championship ring represents their unique ability to not only create the finest championship ring available, but also develop an integrated championship merchandise program to help HEAT fans celebrate our third NBA Championship," stated Nick Arison, Chief Executive Officer of The HEAT Group. "Jostens delivers an extraordinary championship ring and retail program for the HEAT and all of our fans. We are excited to unveil the 2013 championship rings to our team and our fans on October 29th, and look forward to a memorable event as we kick off our 26th season."
This will be the third time the HEAT and Jostens have teamed up to produce the team’s championship rings. The HEAT previously worked alongside Jostens in 2006 and 2012 to produce the team's first and second NBA Championship rings.
"The 2013 Championship is a result of the outstanding work by our players, coaches and Basketball Operations staff, and the championship ring is a lifelong reminder of this tremendous accomplishment," said HEAT President Pat Riley. "These championship rings will tell the story of a remarkable season and the role each of them played in helping the team to achieve its third NBA Championship victory."
"We are honored to continue to build on our relationship with the Miami HEAT to deliver a stunning ring that tells the story of the team’s 2012-13 season and compliments their 2006 and 2012 championship wins" said Chris Poitras, director, Sports Marketing and Development, Jostens. "Jostens prides ourselves on creating exceptional championship experiences and we look forward to delivering the HEAT and their fans a program that will celebrate the HEAT’s 2013 Championship season, while generating excitement for the upcoming season and beyond."
Immediately following the ring ceremony on October 29, HEAT fans worldwide will have access to the HEAT 2013 Championship merchandise collection. The championship collection will be available for purchase at the AmericanAirlines Arena as well as online at TheMiamiHEATStore.com and Jostens.com.
About The HEAT Group
The HEAT Group is comprised of the National Basketball Association’s Miami HEAT and the 19,600-seat AmericanAirlines Arena. The HEAT is a three-time champion having won its first championship in 2006, its second in 2012 and its third in 2013. The 2013-14 season will be its 26th season. The AmericanAirlines Arena is a state-of-the-art facility which hosts over 150 events per year. For more information, please visit HEAT.com and AAArena.com.
Minneapolis-based Jostens is a leading designer and producer of championship products, programs and services that help athletic champions and their fans tell their stories and celebrate their achievements. The company's products also include school yearbooks and other memory book products and scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational and trade publishing segments.