The athletics department at the University of the Virgin Islands landed its very first footwear and clothing contract, announcing on Wednesday that it had signed with sports brand Adidas from the 2021-2022 season.
The agreement between the athletics department of the Buccaneers and Adidas – the second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world, behind Nike – is three years and is the first major agreement signed by the new athletics director of the UVI, Jerel Drew.
“UVI Athletics is very excited about the excellent new partnership with Adidas,” Drew said in a prepared statement. “This is the first apparel contract UVI Athletics has ever had, so we are excited about the new partnership and what it will do not only for our student-athletes, but also for our institution, our alumni. and our local community. “
Adidas, founded in 1949 in Germany, is currently the official footwear and apparel supplier for more than 100 college track and field programs in the United States, including NCAA Division I teams such as Miami and Louisville from the ‘Atlantic Coast Conference, Kansas of the Big 12, and the State of Mississippi and Texas A&M of the Southeastern Conference.
“Adidas is very excited to sign an agreement with UVI for all schools,” said Rohn Mulkey, regional representative of Adidas Team Sales, in the statement. “We look forward to providing UVI staff, student athletes and families with the most innovative product in the industry and look forward to having the chance to visit your beautiful campus again.”
As part of UVI’s deal with Adidas, discounts on branded clothing will be available to students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of UVI’s wellness center. New Adidas brand clothing is available to order. To place an order, contact UVI Athletics at 340-693-1199 or email [email protected]