In partnership with NIKE, Loyola Blakefield is proud to announce a six-year sponsorship agreement, which will serve as the official supplier to all 17 of Loyola’s athletics programs with uniforms, apparel, and equipment. The iconic Loyola “L” and globally recognized NIKE swoosh will now appear in tandem on a variety of apparel and other co-branded items as Loyola and NIKE forge a partnership that bolsters the student-athlete experience and aligns two bold brands.
“As an institution, Loyola Blakefield is rich in tradition, both in academics and athletics,” said Nike Team Sr. Partner, Mike Surber. “A commitment to exemplary performance, shared between Loyola Blakefield and NIKE, serves as the foundation for this new agreement.”
In addition to supplying uniforms, gear and apparel for student athletes, all members of the Loyola Blakefield community will have access to official Loyola gear produced by NIKE. The online store will be delivered via a partnership with Arocam Sports, a leader in the direct-to-consumer sports uniform and equipment space for over 25 years. Arocam Sports will develop customized on-line stores for both team and school spirit sales with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Loyola athletics programs. Loyola's school store will also begin carrying NIKE offerings at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.
“We are thrilled to partner with NIKE as our official athletics provider,” said Blake Henry Director of Athletics. “This partnership will not only enable us to be equipped with high-quality gear and apparel, but also ensures that every program is able to represent Loyola with pride. Whether they are training or competing, our Dons will display their school spirit, which reflects the respect, dignity, and sportsmanship that our mission represents. “
In considering the value and benefits that such a partnership would deliver, NIKE’s commitment to advancing the safety and enjoyment of youth sports was a driving force behind the partnership. “We are proud to have a partner like NIKE that values the culture of champions, both in and out of the classroom, that we are committed to at Loyola, and we look forward to the many ways our student athletes will benefit from having the highest quality training and performance gear,” said Henry.
Loyola Blakefield Athletics fulfills the mission, vision, and values of our school by forming leaders that serve with and for others, developing the mind, body, and spirit of our student-athletes, and building programs that foster a culture of champions—all for the greater glory of God.