McMaster Athletics and Nike agree to new partnership deal

McMaster Athletics and Nike agree to new partnership deal

After becoming the first Nike school in Canada in 2012, McMaster Director of Athletics and Recreation Glen Grunwald is pleased to announce that the two sides have agreed on a new partnership agreement. The new deal will see Nike continue as the exclusive supplier of footwear, uniforms, and equipment for McMaster varsity teams. The agreement will continue to be serviced through local distributor T. Litzen Sports in Dundas.

"We are thrilled to renew our partnership with Nike and T. Litzen's Sports," said Grunwald, about the new multi-year agreement. "It is crucial that we have the support of great corporate partners, and it doesn't get much bigger than Nike.  We have done some amazing things over the life of this partnership, and I am confident even more is on the horizon."

"Nike Team is ecstatic to extend our long-standing relationship with McMaster athletics" declared T. Litzen Sports President, Terry Patterson.  "It was important to continue this partnership with our hometown Marauders, as it goes far beyond the thrill of seeing The Swoosh on their athletes; but also as fans, as we too bleed McMaster maroon."

"As a graduate of the first ever combined Art & Physical Activity program at the university," company founder Terry Litzen expresses, "the passion for Marauder sports has never faded.  The ability to outfit McMaster's athletes in the undisputed top sports brand, while also giving back to the program in a manner that all will benefit, is truly gratifying."

As a key component of the on-going support from T. Litzen Sports, the company is generously donating a new scoreboard, complete with video capability, for installation in the Burridge Gymnasium.  The LITZEN FAMILY SCOREBOARD will be installed this fall in time for the start of the 2017-18 varsity sports season.

T. Litzen Sports is the nation's largest provider of sporting goods to the school and team market.  T. Litzen Sports is privileged to be the provider of the Nike Team US program to the Canadian marketplace, with the complete Nike Team product offering warehoused in Dundas, Ontario.  With offices in 3 provinces, and over 35 territory managers nationwide, authentic Nike Team uniforms, apparel, equipment and footwear is available through our 14 sport catalogues and on-line uniform configurator.  Nike Team/T. Litzen Sports is proud to partner ourselves with a strategic family of U Sport institutions', including McMaster, which experience the benefits of being aligned with the world's #1 sports brand.  The McMaster affiliation is serviced through Key Account Coordinator, Samantha Ryder.