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ONU Department of Athletics enters partnership with NIKE and BSN Sports

Five-year partnership is part of BSN Sports Collegiate Select program

The Ohio Northern University Department of Athletics announced that it has entered into a five-year partnership with NIKE through BSN SPORTS.

The agreement, which will commence on July 1, 2019, 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 Division I, Division II and Division II schools as well as NJCAA and NAIA schools.

The agreement includes numerous incentives in the form of discounts and rewards along with incentives for on-field achievements and additional marketing, branding and promotional opportunities.

"We look forward to our partnership with BSN SPORTS for many years to come," said Tom Simmons, ONU's director of athletics.

"We want to provide our student-athletes with the finest equipment, footwear, apparel and uniforms, and I am confident that this opportunity will fill our needs. We know Nike has excellent product offerings, and our teams will be pleased to wear them."

Ohio Northern competes in the Ohio Athletic Conference and fields athletic teams in 23 sports.

Todd Northrop, Collegiate Select vice president added, "This agreement with Ohio Northern University affirms our highest aspirations for BSN's Collegiate Select program: delivering elite, customized products and services to our college customers.

"We are excited to partner with Ohio Northern University to elevate the performance and impact of its top-notch and growing athletic program. Additionally, we can't wait to get to know all the coaches associated with this great program and work tirelessly to put time back into their day so they can spend more time impacting lives on the field of play."

BSN SPORTS Collegiate Select will partner with the company's key vendors to provide apparel and equipment to colleges and universities across the country.

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. 

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.