LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall College today announced that it has entered into a campus-wide, multi-year partnership with NIKE through BSN SPORTS. The agreement, which commenced on July 1, 2019, is part of the BSN SPORTS Collegiate Select program which provides a true one-stop shop for all collegiate athletic, intramural, club and staff apparel and equipment.
"The Department of Athletics and Recreation is thrilled that the College partnered with BSN in a Sports Exclusive Supplier Agreement," said Director of Athletics & Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps. "This agreement will establish the opportunity for all of our student-athletes to practice and compete with the safest and most updated gear, wearing state-of-the-art practice apparel and uniforms."
The multi-year agreement is the first all-sport apparel deal in F&M history and will provide premier pricing, financial incentives and the ability to create a consistent brand across all athletic programs. BSN is the Country's largest distributor of sports apparel and equipment which will provide F&M a high level of service.
"This partnership not only provides budget relief, but it gives the Athletic Department more leverage and also helps us strengthen our brand. The College chose Nike as their preferred clothing supplier, joining a prestigious list of worldwide Colleges and Educational institutions," Epps said.
Todd Northrop, BSN SPORTS Collegiate Select Vice President added, "This agreement with Franklin & Marshall affirms our mission to deliver elite, customized products and services across every single corner of campus. We are genuinely excited to get to know all of the coaches and campus administrators associated with this great athletic program and work tirelessly to put time back into their day so they can spend more time elevating and impacting student lives."
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