Store in Tremont Printing Eagles Jerseys

TREMONT – A screen printing company in Schuylkill County makes Eagles kids jerseys for the Super Bowl. Ray and Kathy Matukewicz, the owners o …

TREMONT – A screen printing company in Schuylkill County makes Eagles kids jerseys for the Super Bowl.

Ray and Kathy Matukewicz, the owners of Tukes Tearoff screen printing in Tremont, have been printing children’s kits for teams playing in the Super Bowl for 14 years. The first year they made jerseys, the Eagles and Patriots played just like they did this year.

“I’m definitely an Eagles fan, but I encourage the team that buys the most kits,” said Matukewicz.

Tuke’s will be printing more than 15,000 Eagles jerseys this week.

“We never thought it would come to this,” said Kathy Matukewicz.

The Super Bowl is always an exciting time for the store, but it’s a little different this year. The Matukewicz sell the business. Your last day is the day before the Super Bowl.

“It wasn’t really planned that it would end on Super Bowl Sunday, but it kind of fits the way it came about,” said Ray Matukewicz. “Starting with the eagles and patriots. Ending with the eagles and patriots.”

The couple made the decision after Ray was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. He has completed his radiation treatment and is ready to retire.

Tuke’s almost 50 employees will continue to work in the business under new owners. Matukewicz’s daughter also stays with me.

“Working for your parents and then someone else is a big change,” said Melissa Thomas. “It will be a big adjustment for all of us, for sure.”

Ray and Kathy won’t be far.

“We’ll still be here,” said Kathy Matukewicz. “I want to make sure everyone – our employees and the new owners – are familiar with the business for this long.”

The couple will be watching the Super Bowl Sunday game.

“I predicted that at the beginning of the season,” said Ray Matukewicz. “It would be the Eagles and the Patriots. It’s my last year. I feel good about it. Hopefully the Eagles can win this time.”

Tuke’s Tearoff also prints Eagles hoodies and t-shirts for the Super Bowl.