Loras College Director of Athletics Bob Quinn
is delighted to announce that the Duhawks and NIKE have agreed to a five-year partnership. Beginning with the 2012-13 year, NIKE will be Loras' exclusive provider of apparel, uniforms, and equipment through the spring of 2017. Additionally, the Duhawks' practice and travel apparel, footwear and coaching staffs will each bear the globally recognized NIKE swoosh.
"NIKE, Lids Team Sports, and Loras College have reached an agreement that will outfit our teams head to toe with the highest quality products available in the market," Quinn said on Monday. "The partnership helps us streamline our efforts at the internal level while at the same time aligning ourselves with a globally successful brand that outfits some of the world's greatest athletes."
LIDS Team Sports - a portion of the LIDS Sports Group - will execute Loras' orders as the college's local distributor. The agreement includes coverage for each of the department's 22 sports.
"It is my firm belief that this agreement will enhance what it means to be a student-athlete at Loras College," Quinn added. "This is a step in the right direction for our teams. The high quality products that NIKE provides are second to none."
"I also want to acknowledge the good people at LIDS Team Sports, especially Bill Diesing, who will help us to execute the terms of the agreement," Quinn
said. "Their products and services will make this a reality for all of us at Loras."
NIKE, Inc. based in 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. For over a decade Nike, Inc. has been reporting their environmental and social performance around key impact areas including waste, water, energy, toxics, climate and labor. The company continues to reexamine its targets and approach and where it can bring about the greatest change.