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Valpo Reaches Three-Year Deal with Lids Team Sports, Nike

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

United States team apparel and equipment dealer LIDS Team Sports, a division of Indianapolis-based LIDS Sports Group, and the Valparaiso University Athletic Department have entered into a renewal agreement for three additional years. Per the deal, Nike will remain the official provider of Crusader uniforms and apparel for all student athletes participating in the 21 varsity sports teams. LIDS Sports Group will continue to serve as Valpo’s supplier of Nike products.

“Over the past three years, our relationships with LIDS and Nike have been a valuable element within the equation of success for our athletic department,” said Mark LaBarbera, director of athletics for Valparaiso University. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement to continue these relationships with LIDS Team Sports and Nike, which we believe will outfit our student athletes with the best opportunity for athletic achievement.”

“It is an honor to have earned the faith of Valpo’s athletic department, and to again be entrusted with the University’s Nike contract,” Paul Brunelle, LIDS Team Sports Sr. Director of Sales for the central region, said. “We look forward to working with the Crusader coaching staff as well as its administration over the duration of this new contract, and we will continue to help foster the level of success seen by their student athletes.”

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