RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College Athletic Department has entered into a three-year partnership with Nike through BSN Sports, under terms of an agreement announced Wednesday by Julie Kline, Earlham's Senior Director of Athletics.
Under the agreement, all Earlham athletes, coaches, and support staff will wear Nike footwear and apparel at competitions. The transition from current uniform and apparel suppliers will take place over the next two seasons
The agreement also includes numerous incentives in the form of discounts and rewards along with incentives for on-field achievements and additional marketing and promotional opportunities for Earlham Athletics. The three-year agreement, which takes effect immediately, has an option for two additional years.
The agreement is part of BSN Sports' Collegiate Select program, which aims to make BSN Sports a one-stop provider for all collegiate athletic, intramural, club and staff apparel and equipment to all NCAA D-I, D-II, D-III, NJCAA and NAIA schools.
"Our department vision is about excellence. When the opportunity came up to team up with both BSN and Nike, we knew this partnership would be the perfect fit in our relentless pursuit of excellence," said Julie Kline, Earlham's senior director of athletics. The opportunity to provide our student-athletes with the best apparel, shoes and athletic products further demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the student-athlete experience we provide within Earlham College Quaker Athletics."
"I would like to thank the Uniform Committee within our department who worked hard and long over the last six months to complete this project initiated by my predecessor, Peggy Carl. They brought a solid and reputable agreement to the table," added Kline.
"We are looking forward to partnering with Earlham College and Nike in providing the finest apparel and athletic products," said Dan Dickman, BSN Sports' Collegiate Select Senior Vice President. "This agreement affirms our highest aspirations for BSN's Collegiate Select program: delivering elite, customized products and services to our collegiate customers. We are excited to partner with Earlham College to elevate the performance and impact of their top-notch and growing athletic program."
"We are ready to work tirelessly with the athletic department and all of the coaches associated with this great program to put time back into their day so they can spend more time impacting lives on the field of play," added Dickman.
About Earlham College
Earlham College, a national liberal arts college located in Richmond, Indiana, is a "College That Changes Lives." We expect our students to be fully present: to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and actively seek insights from differing perspectives. The values we practice at Earlham are rooted in centuries of Quaker tradition, but they also constitute the ideal toolkit for contemporary success. We rank seventh nationally for Best Classroom Experience, according to The Princeton Review.
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 BSN Sports
BSN SPORTS is the leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods apparel and equipment. A division of Varsity Brands, BSN SPORTS markets and distributes its products to over 100,000 institutional and team sports customers in colleges and universities, middle and high schools, and recreational programs throughout the United States via catalog, e-commerce, and direct sales. Focused on providing game changing solutions through local partnerships, multi-brand selection and one-stop shopping for equipment and uniforms, BSN SPORTS' more than 2,000 employees have been helping elevate participation in team sports since 1972. For more information about BSN SPORTS please visit www.bsnsports.com.