Cardinals Partner with NIKE as Official Apparel Provider

  WJU Athletics
  Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:15 PM
  WJU News

Wheeling, WV

Wheeling Jesuit University has entered into a multi-year deal with NIKE that will make the global leader in sports apparel the exclusive athletic footwear, apparel and accessories provider for the Cardinals’ athletic department. It is the first such deal in school history.nikegraphicweb.jpg

The five-year agreement, which will be administered by Team Sports Inc. of Holland, Ohio, will provide the Cardinals with access to cutting-edge gear on an annual basis, including, but not limited to game uniforms, footwear, sideline apparel, warm ups and a variety of other sports gear and accessories.

On a whole, WJU Athletics will now be unified with what is one of the world’s most recognizable brands.

“We are thrilled to become a NIKE school,” said Cardinals’ Director of Athletics, Rudy Yovich.  “This is a major step in solidifying our brand, especially as we begin our football program next year.  By partnering with NIKE/Team Sports Inc., we have ensured that our athletic programs have the best apparel and equipment available with the number one sports brand in the world.”

“Team Sports is honored to partner with Wheeling Jesuit University, its student-athletes, alumni and entire community,” stated Team Sports Vice President of Sales, Brad Downer.  “Since 1980, Team Sports has built its business on aligning with schools, organizations and vendors that share our same values; honesty, integrity, determination, and an overall commitment to excellence. WJU’s tradition of academic and athletic excellence makes it an honor to enter into this partnership. Team Sports will provide state-of-the-art, cutting-edge equipment, uniforms, footwear and apparel to WJU’s sports programs and student-athletes. We look forward to many years of success and growth together.”

About NIKE, INC.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities.  Wholly owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.

About Team Sports, Inc.
Team Sports Inc., based out of Holland, Ohio, is one of the largest independently owned team dealers in the Country. Family owned and operated since 1980, Team Sports, Inc. operates three locations, and services customers throughout the Midwest supplying the highest quality uniforms, footwear, apparel, and equipment from all the leading manufacturers in the sporting goods industry.

 

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