Industry Innovator, TrophySmack, known for its over-the-top Fantasy football trophies, has been named the official trophy partner of the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, the college football event set to take place on December 17th, 2022, at 12:30 PM at the Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California. For the second year in a row, the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl has teamed up with TrophySmack to provide high-quality, top-of-the-line championship belts for the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl itself and replicas for fans to purchase after the event. This year the game hosts Fresno State’s Bulldogs vs. Washington State’s Cougars, a full-circle moment for Matt Walsh, Co-Founder of TrophySmack, who is a Fresno State alum.
“Becoming the Official Championship Belt Provider for the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl over the last two years has been such a huge honor. To see our belts being hoisted up and thrown over the shoulders of the champs, brings such a sense of pride to what we’re doing here.”, says Walsh.
Matt Walsh started his career in supply chain and logistics gaining a deeper understanding of how businesses operate. After a successful season of Fantasy Football with friend and Co-Founder Dax Holt, the former TMZ producer and current Host of the podcast “Hollywood Raw”, an idea began to take shape. The two realized there was not anything on the market epic enough to immortalize a Fantasy Football Championship or sufficient to bestow on the season’s loser. They quickly set the idea of TrophySmack into motion to make the trophy and award industry more innovative. After much success, they secured a six-figure deal on ABC’s Shark Tank with Shark Mark Cuban. TrophySmack has secured multiple partnerships, including Yahoo! Sports, NBC Sports, and Buffalo Wild Wings, as well as producing items for several professional sports teams and major corporate brands. This led up to their partnership with the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl in 2021. It is a great honor to return as the official partner with their state-of-the-art products speaking for themselves.
Holt adds, “When the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl team approached us with the challenge of creating the most epic and in-your-face award to fit the vibe of this unique bowl game, we accepted without hesitation. We couldn’t be more stoked with the outcome because these belts are truly incredible!”
TrophySmack, https://www.trophysmack.com/pages/labowl is the Ultimate destination for Fantasy Sports trophies, belts, rings, and more. Every item is 100% customizable from color, size, text and even being able to upload your own images. There is truly no one doing it like TrophySmack.
TrophySmack, https://www.trophysmack.com/pages/labowl, began as a garage startup in 2018 founded by Matt Walsh and Dax Holt, serving the Fantasy Sports market and has quickly scaled its offering of custom awards and related products for corporations, team sports, event commemoration, and unique gift items for all occasions. With TrophySmack’s rapid growth, the duo was able to check off an entrepreneurial dream of entering the waters of ABC’s “Shark Tank”! After successfully securing a deal with billionaire investor Mark Cuban, TrophySmack was well-positioned to disrupt further and innovate the Trophy and Awards Industry, which hadn’t seen changes like this in decades. TrophySmack has secured partnership agreements with Yahoo! and NBC Sports, Buffalo Wild Wings and has produced items for several professional sports teams and major corporate brands. They’ve been featured by national news outlets across the globe for their outlandish designs and most recently became the Official Championship Belt Provider for the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl in 2021 and again in 2022.
About the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
The Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl celebrates the tradition of great college football in Los Angeles through an extraordinary game-day experience that focuses on premium hospitality and highlights the diverse community of Los Angeles. There are events for the teams, their families, fans, and locals throughout the week leading up to the game. The 2022 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl game features Fresno State University’s Bulldogs Vs. Washington State University Cougars at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on December 17th, 2022, at 12:30 PM.