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    It's Opening Day - The Small Sports™ Are Here!

    Meet the new Michigan-based children’s brand promoting teamwork and good sportsmanship. The Small Sports new book, Take the Field! is now available. Are you ready to play?

    Bloomfield Hills, MI, December 03, 2013 -- Come meet The Small Sports! A new sports-themed brand for children ages three to eight years old. The Small Sports cast of five lovable characters guide children through the principles of teamwork and good sportsmanship. With big hearts and even bigger imaginations, the The Small Sports go on many exciting storybook adventures while reinforcing the strong lessons that can be learned through sports.

    Author Matthew Damman and illustrator Patty Eisenbraun created The Small Sports in 2011 when they saw a void in what was currently being offered to children. “With everything kids are being exposed to today, I wondered where the sports-themed characters were,” said Matthew, a father of two. “We wanted to create a wholesome but entertaining brand that would inspire children to be good sports and to use their imaginations outside.”

    The adventures unfold in The Small Sports Take the Field, the first storybook in a series by the author/illustrator team. The book resonates with both parents and children through the classically illustrated pages that complement the engaging story line. “Sports have so many life lessons to offer younger children,” added Patty. “That’s why I feel so strongly about getting the Small Sports’ message across.”

    The Small Sports Take the Field! is available for purchase on and at select local retailers. Please visit for more information.

    The Small Sports™ are an exciting new team of characters created for young children to promote the positive values and lessons learned through sports. Each Small Sports character has a unique personality and as a team they encourage good sportsmanship, teamwork and keeping kids active. “Be a Good Sport with The Small Sports!” Learn more at, “like” The Small Sports on Facebook, or go to

    Shauna Damman
    The Small Sports
    Bloomfield Hills, MI

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