Naismith County

Naismith County Short-sleeve Shirt


Basketball t-shirt.

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Basketball is one of Springfield’s many firsts. Created by James Naismith who was seeking a game to keep his Springfield College student-athletes occupied when the other bad-weather option was calisthenics (which made the student-athletes surly).

The Naismith County shirt celebrates this Springfield first with an image of a vintage leather basketball with words “Naismith County.”

Fun fact: Spaulding created the first basketball to Naismith’s specs right here in Chicopee Falls.

Silk screen printed by hand by James Lwyre of LWYRE Enterprises.

Emulsion, 156 Mesh Screen, Plastisol Ink and 100% Cotton ring Spun T-Shirts, Gray with black printing

About the Maker

James Hall is the owner of LWYRE Enterprises, a local graphic design & screen printing company. James was born and bred in Springfield and has worked in the printing & design industry for over 10 years.

After facing barriers to quality employment, James decided to launch his own business in 2014. James works with countless community groups, local businesses and event organizers to produce high-quality, striking shirts for every occasion. For custom orders, check out:

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