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USTA Southern Section Announces Sponsorship Agreement with Nike, Inc.

September 26, 2003 09:40 AM

The USTA Southern Section has announced a sponsorship deal with international sports apparel and footwear manufacture Nike, Inc. The one year agreement names Nike as an official sponsor of the USTA Southern Section, allowing them to promote a line of uniforms to all USTA Southern Section leagues and teams. The deal also gives exclusive USTA Member discounts on Nike apparel and footwear at select retail stores throughout the section.

A list of participating stores can be found here.

Additionally, Nike will produce and promote a fashion show at the 2004 USTA Southern Combo Doubles Sectional Championship in Rome, GA. In exchange, Nike will provide complimentary apparel and footwear for the 2004 USTA Southern Section Junior Competitive Teams and the staff and volunteers working select USTA Southern Section events.

“We are very excited to be working with an industry leader such as Nike,” said Bill Oakes, Director of Marketing for the USTA Southern Section. “They have long been a great supporter in helping to grow the game of tennis and the USTA Southern Section is looking forward to this valued partnership.

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. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Bauer NIKE Hockey Inc., a leading designer and distributor of hockey equipment; Cole Haan®, which designs, markets, and distributes fine dress and casual shoes and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.




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