Long is the tradition of rally time in baseball, first used by players on the 1977-78 Texas Rangers team but wasn’t widely introduced to fans on a national level until the 1986 World Series. The Mets players were seen on TV wearing rally hats in the dugout during a critical game 6 game. Trailing 5-3 in the 10th inning, the Mets came back to win game 6 and then ultimately game 7 to win the championship and forever associating the rally cap with bringing late inning luck.

Rally Flip Cap was invented by Jordan Kay who had the idea to keep the rally hat tradition but put a modern spin on today’s style of hats. He teamed up with his brother Ian Kay and Rally Flip Cap was born. Their mission is to enhance fan experience inside and outside of the stadium. Rally Flip Cap is a new twist on rally time that makes it quicker, easier and way more fun to join in on the die-hard fan experience! The best part is you no longer have to turn your lid inside out or balance your hat as a shark fin on top of your head while trying to enjoy the game. The double-billed hats are stealth and look like a regular ball cap.  With a flip of your secret second bill, you can instantly enter rally time and stand out from the crowd!

Jordan Kay was a placekicker at Cal Berkeley in the 2007 season and it was important for him to bring in his Cal family into the Rally Flip Cap experience. He created two Cal licensed rally hats that allows students, alumni, and Cal fans to show off their pride and support the school with a portion of each purchase going to teaching and research activities at UC Berkeley.

The first style is the Cal Go Bears Cap which displays the word Cal in stylish letters, but when people want to show their support for their team they use the hidden flip feature, which displays ‘Go Bears‘. The second style is the Cal Dry Erase Cap which also sports a Cal logo but this hidden flip feature has a dry erase board that allows you to write your own words and erase them whenever you like. For more information, visit




Former Cal Kicker Jordan Kay Scores With Invention

Former Cal kicker Jordan Kay invented a new rally cap, and has gotten his first college license, with the Golden Bears.

Former California kicker Jordan Kay has been working for three years to get the engineering just right, and to be granted the first license he wanted — his alma mater — for his invention: The Rally Flip Cap.

Kay wanted to give back to the University, and to create demand in the collegiate apparel marketplace, with Cal leading the way, so, after a three-year engineering and development process, in 2015, Kay was granted the patent on his unique clasp system and hinge that turns a regular ball cap into a personal billboard.

Shortly thereafter, he got the license to use Cal marks and logos. This weekend, he’ll be selling them at Caltopia, as students hit campus for the first time this school year.

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The full release text, and also, a link to Kay’s story:

Former Cal kicker (Jordan Kay) invents the Rally Flip Cap®, a double-billed baseball hat that has a flip-up option. Kay has created a new category within headwear that puts a fun spin on the traditional baseball cap.

Kay attended Berkeley from ‘04-‘09, graduating with a degree in American studies with an emphasis on international business. Kay will be launching his collegiate licensed product line through the University of California at the 2016 Caltopia Event (Aug 21st and 22nd at the Cal Recreational Sports Facility).

 Kay was a walk on placekicker that earned himself a scholarship in the Fall of ‘07 under the leadership of then coach Jeff Tedford. Kay was honored to share the field with NFL players Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch, Justin Forsett, Alex Mack, DeSean Jackson, Chris Conte, Bryan Anger, and the list goes on.

“Start with your passion and let the obstacles and experiences on your journey be the goalposts to your success.”

As proud as Kay was to suit up in a Cal football uniform, Kay’s real pride came from walking the halls as a Berkeley student.

“UC Berkeley is a special place filled with great minds and endless opportunities. Cal has blessed me with the experience of a lifetime in both my education and the lessons learned on and off the field.” It has always been a dream of mine to create something that would give recognition to the Cal family and Berkeley community. Giving back to something that has already given you so much is a beautiful thing.” 

Cal will be the 1st collegiate institution to generate revenue from the Rally Flip Cap. The University receives a portion of each sale, which goes to support teaching and research activities on campus. “Licenses have immediate followings that can be stemmed from nostalgia, personal experiences and a variety of connections. A product by itself represents one power, but a licensed product combines two powers, increasing the probability of potential success.” 

Kay is using his lessons from Berkeley to set up a strong foundation for growth. Kay has sold a few thousand unlicensed, generic versions of the hat over the past year, but has focused most of his efforts on his upcoming Berkeley campus launch. “We made it our 1St priority to protect our product in the marketplace, making sure all of our intellectual property was secured.” Kay’s Rally Flip Cap was awarded a utility patent in both the USA and China. Kay has a bigger vision with other international and design patents pending for added protection around the world.

 “Ball caps have evolved beyond baseball and sports. They have spread to cultures and countries that aren’t even familiar with the game. Worn for a brand, team, or fashion, the common cap nowadays has become a symbol of self-expression and identity. The desire to express your personality will never go out of style.” Kay’s hats are an ideal way to support a cause, make a lasting impression, put a smile on someone’s face or at the very least, cover up a bad hair day.

“Be a student of the game (whichever game or space that you’re in), study your competition, and meticulously plan your angle of attack. Listen to your coaches and stay willing to adapt.” 

Kay is thrilled to launch the product with his younger brother and Co-Founder Ian Kay. Check out a live demonstration at their Caltopia booth. Go Bears!

Reported by Ryan Gorcey –