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HAMBURG, N.Y. – The Hilbert College Department of Athletics announced a four-year agreement between the school and Under Armour to be the official outfitter for all 15 Hawks’ athletic programs. The new agreement will enhance the Hilbert College Athletics’ brand and give the department a unique identity. This deal will be the first of its kind in the Western New York area, setting Hilbert apart from all other local colleges and universities.
With this announcement, Hilbert has also extended their relationship with BSN Sports to be the official provider of Under Armour products for the life of this deal.
Director of Athletics John P. Czarnecki stated, "Expanding upon our relationship with BSN Sports, it is exciting to align ourselves with another leader in the industry in Under Armour. The partnership with Under Armour will allow Hilbert's student-athletes to be outfitted head-to-toe in some of the best product on the market today. It is an exciting time to be a Hawk as we move forward with a new identity and a consistent brand among our 15 varsity sports teams."
Over the next few years, the athletic teams will be phased into Under Armour uniforms, but beginning in August 2018 all Hawk student-athletes and coaches will be outfitted in Under Armour travel and practice gear along with footwear.
Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armour is the originator of performance apparel – gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry and light throughout the course of a game, practice or workout. The technology behind Under Armour's diverse product assortment for men, women and youth is complex, but the program for reaping the benefits is simple: wear HeatGear® when it is hot, ColdGear® when it's cold and All Season Gear® between the extremes.
The deal, which goes into effect June 1, 2018, will be serviced by BSN Sports, who has become the best supply network in sports through the growth of its core sporting good business and through the acquisition of leading team dealers since 2004. BSN, founded in 1972 as a factory-direct equipment company, has become the largest distributor of team sports apparel and equipment in the United States. Hilbert has been partnered with BSN Sports for the last three years.
In addition, alumni, parents and fans will be able to purchase official Hawks Under Armour gear through online stores offered by individual teams and/or the athletic department.
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Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 900 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.
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