CASTINE, Maine -- Maine Maritime Academy's athletic department has signed a three-year agreement with BSN SPORTS to be the official supplier of athletic apparel and equipment for all 15 varsity sports. Under the partnership, Nike will become the exclusive supplier of the Mariners uniforms, apparel and accessories.
"It is exciting to be partnered with a global brand like Nike and we look forward to building on our budding relationship with BSN," said Director of Athletics, Steve Peed. "In addition to providing consistency in our branding across all of our 15 sports, we will see a positive impact on our bottom line and streamline internal processes for our department."
Prior to signing with Nike and BSN, individual programs purchased uniforms and apparel from different vendors and a variety of different brands. The move allows the Mariners to display a unified look from the most iconic brand in sports.
Players and fans will have the opportunity to make purchases from online stores throughout the year and the department will receive rebates based on annual spending amounts.
Select programs already utilize Nike uniforms, including football, women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, and golf.
Bill Stote, Collegiate Select Senior Vice President added, "This agreement with Maine Maritime Academy 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 the Mariners to elevate the performance and impact of their top-notch and growing athletic program."
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.
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.