Alfred State has signed an agreement with ADPRO Sports to become an official Under Armour affiliated athletic department. The deal includes uniforms, footwear, socks, and headwear.
Athletic Director Dr. Kelly Higgins is excited to have the agreement finalized. "We worked on this project for some time, and the department sees the ADPRO and Under Armor agreement as a great partnership as we move further into the NCAA provisional process. They bring brand awareness of the growing Pioneer presence and strength in regional NCAA DIII athletics. They both offer us a great athletics sponsorship that significantly enhances our bottom line, simplifies our team ordering processes, aligns the Pioneers with one of the best athletics gear companies in the world, and that let's everyone know we are a NCAA DIII Under Armour Athletic Department!"
Paul Schintzius, Senior Vice President of ADPRO Sports, echoed Higgins' excitement. "ADPRO Sports is thrilled to enter into an exclusive Under Armour agreement with the Alfred State Athletic Department. Dr. Kelly Higgins and his team of coaches and administrators have a tremendous vision for the department and will continue to push forward and strive to make the Pioneer athletic teams more successful than ever. We are eager to help bring the coaches, student athletes and campus all that Under Armour has to offer. The UA Brand represents quality combined with cutting edge innovation that your players will love!"
The deal includes greatly discounted pricing on Under Armour apparel and footwear, corporate sponsorship dollars, and incentives for championship coaches.
Under Armour will become the sole provider for Alfred State immediately and the contract runs until the end of 2019.
Alfred State currently sponsors 18 intercollegiate teams that participate in the ECAC, the ECFC, and the Association of Division III Independents. The athletic department will begin sponsoring Western Equestrian during the 2017-18 school year.