Clemson and Perception Kayaks Partner on a Commemorative National Champions Kayak

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Atlanta, Ga (August 8, 2019) – In an effort to continue the momentum from capturing the 2018 football national champions title, Clemson University and South Carolina-based Perception Kayaks collaborated to produce a special-edition, officially-licensed kayak that commemorates the title and lets Tiger fans show their spirit as they enjoy the outdoors. 
With hundreds of square miles of lakes and waterways in the Clemson area, many students, alumni, and supporters participate in watersports and enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. The new Clemson-branded kayak provides a great way for fans to show their Tiger spirit while on the water. 
Located less than 40 miles from campus in Greenville, Perception Kayaks employs many Clemson alumni and supporters, making this project a labor of love for the company. In collaboration with Clemson Athletics and licensed through CLC, the Clemson Tribe 9.5 kayaks are designed, molded and hand-assembled by Tiger fans for Tiger fans.
 “Clemson and Perception have long been tied because of their geographic location and the founder of Perception was a Clemson graduate,” said Todd King, Vice President of Marketing for Confluence Outdoors, the company responsible for production of the kayaks. “We are proud to partner with Clemson on this endeavor and hope fans will enjoy the national champions commemorative kayak.”
The limited-edition kayaks are available online at and in-store at Elkmont Trading Company (Clemson), Sunrift Adventures (Travelers Rest), and the stadium store in Death Valley on home-game weekends. 
To learn more about this limited-edition National Champions kayak and see video of the production, visit
About Perception Kayaks®
As the world leader for kayak innovation, Perception® Kayaks has introduced more people to paddling than any other brand and pioneered the modern kayak design and construction over 40 years ago. Perception Kayaks is a company of passionate paddlers who design kayaks for comfort, stability, durability, safety, and performance. The proprietary resin and innovative rotational molding process used provides superior strength and light weight in a leak-proof one-piece construction. The result is a lineup of the most comfortable, versatile, and easy-paddling kayaks with unmatched UV, impact, and abrasion-resistant. Best of all, every Perception kayak is proudly designed, molded, and hand assembled in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
About CLC
CLC is part of Learfield IMG College, which unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform. The company’s extensive commerce, experiential and media solutions create ultimate opportunities for fan engagement. The Learfield IMG College suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, broadcasting, digital and social media; ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.
For more information, please contact:
Tammy Purves, CLC, (404) 932-3266 or
Jennifer Duncan, Learfield IMG College, (469) 767-8324 or