updated: 7/23/2012 12:37:21 PM
Indianapolis-based LIDS Team Sports has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the IUPUI Athletics Department. Under the deal, LIDS serves as the local Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) distributor for the school's athletics programs.
July 23, 2012
Indianapolis, Ind. -- LIDS Team Sports, the wholesale team dealer division of Indianapolis-based LIDS Sports Group, has reached an agreement with the IUPUI Athletics Department for a continuation of its previous deal for five years. Through the agreement, Nike will maintain its status as the official outfitter of all student athletes participating in the 16 varsity sports teams at IUPUI. The initial deal was signed in October 2009.
“We have had a great experience with Nike through LIDS Team Sports, and we are excited to continue to build upon that relationship,” said Mike Moore, IUPUI director of athletics. “The Swoosh, which outfits our athletes head-to-toe, is well-known by student athletes to be second-to-none in regards to quality and innovation – two key elements for any athletic department.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to again serve as the Jaguars’ local Nike distributor,” added LIDS Team Sports Sr. Director of Sales for the Central Region Paul Brunelle. “The athletes of IUPUI can expect to continue to receive the same dedication to service and top notch product selection, which will provide them with the tools they need to rise above the competition in their respective sport.”
ABOUT LIDS TEAM SPORTS
LIDS Team Sports is a full service team dealer, custom screen printer, embroidery and sporting goods operator based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a division of Hat World, Inc. Hat World is a niche mall-based retailer of baseball caps and team fan shops operating primarily under the LIDS retail brand. LIDS Team Sports was founded in 2009 and is made up primarily of regional team dealers Anaconda Sports (Lake Katrine, New York), the former Brand Athletics (Tigard, Oregon), and the former Impact Sports (Madison, Wisconsin). What began as a modest 10-state sales territory in 2009 spans 50 states today. The company provides all-inclusive institutional sporting goods to a broad range of customers throughout the United States, including colleges and universities, high schools, corporations, and youth organizations. The business offers a diverse selection of products – jerseys, warm-ups, fleeces, polo shirts, jackets, t-shirts, shorts, shoes and other team uniform sportswear and a complete line of sporting equipment – and services such as team fundraising support. The company also operates the Internet sites www.lidsteamsports.com and www.anacondasports.com, in addition to a LIDS Team Golf division and a catalog business. For more information, one can visit lidsteamsports.com or call (800) 644-4481.
ABOUT LIDS SPORTS GROUP
LIDS Sports Group, operating within Hat World, Inc., is comprised of the LIDS retail headwear stores, the LIDS Locker Room specialty fan retail chain, the LIDS Clubhouse retail stores, the LIDS Team Sports wholesale team sports business, and the Internet businesses www.lids.com, www.lidslockerroom.com, www.lidsclubhouse.com, www.lidsteamsports.com and www.lids.ca. Operating out of Indianapolis, Indiana, the retail businesses make up more than 1,000 mall-based, airport, street level and factory outlet locations nationwide, and in Canada and Puerto Rico. LIDS retail stores offer officially licensed and branded collegiate teams, major professional sports teams, as well as other specialty fashion categories in the latest styles and colors. LIDS Locker Room is a mall-based retailer of sports headwear, apparel, accessories, and novelties which also operates under the Sports Fan-Attic and Sports Avenue retail concepts. Most LIDS and LIDS Locker Room stores also offer custom embroidery capability. LIDS Clubhouse operates team-specific professional sports and university athletics retail stores and e-commerce websites. LIDS Team Sports is a full-service team uniform and apparel dealer, custom screen printer, embroidery and sporting goods distributor. Hat World, Inc. is a subsidiary of Genesco Inc.
Source: LIDS Sports Group