VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Teresa Denham's "Spirit Fingerz" had a humble beginning as glued-on pompoms on gloves at a college football game.
Now, Denham is set to be featured on a segment of The Today Show and has reached a licensing agreement with NFL and NCAA.
"I was going to a Virginia Tech game and put pompoms on my fingertips, and when I got to the game, people kept asking me what they are and I would say, 'Spirit fingers,' and I filed for a patent," Denham told 10 On Your Side.
The gloves are available at local Dick's Sporting Goods and Cracker Barrel restaurants.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.