Archive for June, 2012

Sports-Themed Bandages Are A Cut Above The Rest (And Scrapes Too), The Jolly Group Launches Sports Shield Bandages For Girls and Boys

Posted in Press Releases on June 25th, 2012





For Immediate Release




Sports-Themed Bandages Are A Cut Above the Rest  (Scrapes, Too)




Adhesive Bandage Company Launches Sports-Themed


Bandages for Kids — Available July 24, 2012 From The Jolly Group






Ellenville, NY (June 25, 2012) – Bumps and boo-boos are a basic part of growing up, but your child’s healing bandage can be anything but basic thanks to Sports Shield and its newest kid-themed adhesive strips they’ll be proud to wear.


Created by the Jolly Group, who entered the first aid/wound care industry in 1995, Sports Shield Brand is no ordinary bandage.  While it serves its purpose protecting cuts, scrapes and minor wounds, it also helps you show your passion and allegiance to your favorite sport.


Sports Shield bandages are appealing to all ages and gender, made from super lightweight, latex free material and offer top-quality protection and flexibility for even the most active individuals. Their full, non-stick pad design offers more wound-coverage and is soft and flexible,easily conforming to the body.  It’s like you’re not even wearing them!


Ideal for anyone active in sports, Sports Shield bandages are available in two different sizes for adults and kids alike and come in eight additional designs: “Baseball,” “Basketball,” “Football,” “Soccer,” “Hockey,” “Cheerleading, “Girls Soccer” and“Fun Fashion.” They truly are The Choice of Active People™! 


The company also has available non-sports- themed bandages with two designs also available July 24th.  Perfect for action-loving boys, “Rescue”themed bandage features fire trucks and ambulances, while “Lady Bug” – adorned with butterflies and ladybugs – is sure to delight little girls.


Suggested retail price for 25 count packages is $2.50 each and $4.00 for the super size variety pack with 16 different themed bandages.


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About The Jolly Group


The Jolly Group has been a manufacturer of various consumer products since 1984.  Products have included a line of upscale plush toys through their Plush Factory Division for companies including FAO, Nieman Marcus, Kay Bee Toys & TRU; junior sporting goods through their Berkshire Sports Division for Kay Bee Toys, Kmart & Sears; microscopes and telescopes under their Edu-Science Brand with their affiliated company Shin Nihon in Japan for TRU and many catalog customers; Art Aqua, an upscale line of aquarium ornaments for the pet industry, supplying and designing a line of private label products exclusively for  Petco as well as supplying products for Royal Pet Supplies, one of the largest distributors of pet supplies to the independent pet retailers in the country.


 The Group is now looking to expand its line of first aid products and accessory items.




Press Contact:


Andrea Blain


Andrea blain Public Relations


9750 Crawford Ave.


Skokie, IL 60076








Reach Across the Globe to Africa With Launch of ‘Worlds Together’ DVD Series Available September 11, 2012 From Master Communications

Posted in Press Releases on June 21st, 2012

For Immediate Release


Reach Across the Globe with the Launch of

Worlds Together

Bringing Remote Areas of the World to Children and Families

on DVD September 11, 2012 from Master Communications



Initial Titles in the Launch Feature Africa:


 “East Africa”

“West Africa”


Cincinnati, OH (June 21, 2012) – Bringing remote areas of the world right into your living is the new DVD series Worlds Together from Master Communications.  Initial titles in the launch transport young viewers and their families to the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent through three charming titles – East Africa, West Africa and Ethiopia, available on DVD Sept. 11, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $29.95 each.


The Worlds Together series, originating out of the travels of photographer/songwriter Elmer Hawkes, visits some of the most remote places on Earth, examining topics ranging from history and culture to sports and cuisine and giving viewers an up close and personal introduction to cultures quite different from their own. Learn about the various climates, languages, religions, wildlife, architecture, agriculture, ethnicities and more.


East Africa features Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi (“the place of cold water”); Mombasa; Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam, an Islamic city with a busy seaport known as “Haven of Peace;”Zanzibar, a city where boats and global trade play an important role; and Uganda’s Kampala, a very modern city and home to one of Africa’s largest universities. Also visited is Uganda’s Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake and the second largest freshwater lake in the world.


Next, in West Africa, visit Mali, a land of fishing and farming, and its cities of Timbuktuand Bamako; Nigeria, a federal constitutional republic that boasts over 250 different ethnic groups alone; and Senegal, considered a gateway to the African continent and one of West Africa’s most popular destinations.  See the Cape VerdeIslands, which served as a base for the Portuguese as they rounded Africa over five hundred years ago, and be introduced to life along the Niger River, the 10th largest river in the world, as it flows 2,600 miles to the sea.  Take in this amazing region of lively music, culture, business and rapidly changing lifestyles!



Then, in Ethiopia, travel to this country – twice the size of Texas– that is believed to have the longest archaeological record on Earth and to have been present at the dawn of creation. It’s also been linked to the mysterious Queen of Sheba.  With many areas lush and green, the region has also suffered many droughts, but the economy is still dominated by agriculture.  Featured cities include Harar, Addis Ababa, Gonder and Lalibela, the last featuring 800-year-old Christian churches, some carved into volcanic rock.


Future countries to be explored in Worlds Together series include Cuba, Tibet,Ecuador and Colombia. Approximately 25 minutes each, all the titles in World Together DVD series will include a teacher’s guide (also available via download).  To order call 1-800-765-5885 or visit


Series:                          Worlds Together

Titles:                           East Africa       ISBN: 978-1-60480-107-1

                                    West Africa      ISBN: 978-1-60480-105-7

                                    Ethiopia            ISBN: 978-1-60480-106-4


Category:                      Children and Family, All Ages

R/T:                             Approximately 25 minutes each

Format:                         DVD/Live Action/Closed captioned

Release Date:               September 11, 2012

SRP:                             $29.95 each, includes PPR


Distributor:                   Master Communications

4480 Lake Forest Drive #302

Cincinnati, OH 45242



Press Information:         Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain Public Relations

                                    Phone:  847-933-9884