INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The world-famous Nike Swoosh is coming to Simpson College.
The Simpson athletic department has signed a five-year agreement with BSN SPORTS to be the official supplier of athletic apparel and equipment for all 19 varsity sports. Under the partnership, Nike will become the exclusive supplier of the Storm's uniforms, apparel and accessories.
The agreement officially went into place on July 1, 2018 and includes numerous incentives in the form of discounts and rewards, along with additional marketing and promotional opportunities.
"We are extremely excited to partner with Nike and BSN SPORTS," said former Athletic Director Brian Niemuth, who finalized the deal before announcing he was stepping down in June. "This move helps to strengthen our Simpson brand, unify all of our intercollegiate athletics programs and offer quality products to our 500-plus student-athletes."
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 Storm 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, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, wrestling and baseball.
About Nike, Inc.
Based out of Beaverton, Oregon, Nike is the world's largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment. In 2014 the brand alone was valued at $19 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses.
About BSN SPORTS
Founded in 1972 as a factory-direct equipment company, BSN SPORTS is the largest distributor of team sports apparel and equipment in the United States. 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. BSN SPORTS is focused on providing game changing solutions through local partnerships, multi-brand selection and one-stop shopping for equipment and uniforms.