MainGate Inks Global Deal

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Indianapolis-based MainGate Inc. has signed a retail merchandise agreement with a global bone marrow and blood transplantation nonprofit. The deal with Be The Match involves designing and selling a line of clothing and novelties to support the organization's mission.

August 25, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- MainGate, the premier event retail and merchandising company in the country, and Be The Match are pleased to announce an exclusive retail merchandise agreement. Be The Match is the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on saving lives through bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplantation.

Through the agreement, MainGate will design and create a complete line of apparel and novelties that support the ongoing mission of Be The Match. In addition, MainGate will develop and facilitate an e-commerce site for the organization. The new e-commerce store is scheduled to launch this September.

"This new partnership is very special to all of us at MainGate," said David Moroknek, President and CEO of MainGate. "Like many people in this country, we have personal experiences with friends and family members that have confronted life-altering medical challenges where finding a match is the difference between life and death. We are honored to be working with the leader in bone marrow transplantation and look forward to partnering with Be The Match to serve its mission of delivering cures for blood cancers."

"MainGate's history with nonprofit organizations and the passion they demonstrated for not only their industry, but our mission as well, was instrumental in Be The Match choosing to partner with them," said Angela Schmidt, Project Specialist for Programs and Partnerships for Be The Match.

"Our goal is to enhance our merchandise presence and improve the shopping experience for our families, supporters, and patients. We are very confident MainGate will help us reach this goal."

ABOUT MAINGATE INC.

Current MainGate merchandise partners include five NFL teams (Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans), Indiana Pacers, the Circuit of the Americas (United States Grand Prix), United States Bowling Congress, Big Ten Football and Basketball Championships, USGA (U.S. Open), the Kentucky Derby, Susan G. Komen, American Heart Association, and NHRA, among others. MainGate served as the primary retail partner for the NFL at Super Bowl XLVI, XLVII and XLVIII.

MainGate employs more than 300 full-time and part-time workers, operates 10 retail stores in five states, designs, operates and maintains more than 30 e-commerce sites, and administers retail sales at nearly 200 events across the country each year. MainGate manages NFL game-day operations at Ford Field in Detroit, FedExField in Washington, D.C., Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota (Minnesota Vikings), and LP Field in Nashville.

For more information regarding MainGate, please visit www.MainGateInc.com.

Source: MainGate Inc.