RPA College Prep Inks Deal With Under Armour and BSN SPORTS
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ARLINGTON, TX, February 14, 2020 — RPA College™ Prep Athletic Department (“RPA College Prep”), the premier destination for high school graduates seeking an opportunity to further hone their skills athletically while enhancing their academic profile, today announced that it has agreed to a multi-year partnership to become an Under Armour Highlight School. As part of this agreement, BSN SPORTS will become RPA College Prep’s official one-stop provider for all program apparel and equipment.
Under the terms of this exclusive three-year agreement, which commenced on January 1, 2020, RPA College Prep will purchase Under Armour gear through BSN SPORTS and will wear Under Armour products from head-to-toe. Under Armour and BSN SPORTS will further provide RPA College Prep with numerous incentives and additional marketing, branding, and promotional opportunities.
“On behalf of the RPA College Prep Athletic Department, we are proud to enter into this official partnership with Under Armour and BSN SPORTS,” said RPA College Prep Vice-President and Director of Athletics Joe Dempsey. “It is an exciting time for RPA, as we are now aligned with one of the most recognized athletic apparel companies in Under Armour, as well as BSN SPORTS, the leading team sporting goods distributor in the country. Doing so is a testament to the growth and unwavering determination to be the best in our respective industries. More fundamentally, we are proud to align our program with two great companies that share the same common values and hold both quality and service at the highest regard. Looking forward, we will continue to enhance our brand both nationally and abroad, whether we are competing athletically, on the road recruiting, or in the local communities volunteering and serving.”
As an Under Armour Highlight School, RPA College™ Prep joins a select group of schools around the country that has this designation. RPA student-athletes, as well as alumni, family, and fans, will have the opportunity to purchase RPA College™ Wildcats gear through its official website www.rpacollege.org.
Founder and President Reggie Calhoun Jr., CES, added, “It was important for us to associate with brands like Under Armour and BSN SPORTS that will deliver superior service amid our rapid growth. Under Armour has been a successfully established brand for years, of course, and BSN SPORTS status as a trusted partner and the largest supplier of Under Armour made our decision a clear win-win.”
“The agreement between RPA College, BSN SPORTS, and Under Armour will add tremendous value to the experience of the coaches, athletes, and families involved with RPA Wildcat Athletics,” said BSN SPORTS President Terry Babilla. “Our team is dedicated to providing coaches and teams with the best possible service and unparalleled access to sports equipment and premier apparel. We are proud of this partnership, and welcome the opportunity to enable coaches to focus on positively impacting the lives of student-athletes.”
Under Armour Southwest Team Sports Territory Manager, Greg Romine said, “UA is very excited about the partnership with RPA and the opportunity to grow both Brands.”
ABOUT Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour, the originator of performance footwear, apparel, and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. Powered by one of the world’s largest digitally-connected fitness and wellness communities, Under Armour’s innovative products and experiences are designed to help advance the human performance, making all athletes better. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.
For further information, please visit www.uabiz.com.
ABOUT BSN SPORTS
Dallas-based BSN SPORTS is the leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of sporting goods apparel and equipment. A division of Varsity Brands, BSN SPORTS markets and distributes its products to over 100,000 institutional and team sports customers in colleges and universities, middle and high schools, and recreational programs throughout the United States via catalog, e-commerce, and direct sales. Focused on providing game-changing solutions through local partnerships, multi-brand selection, and one-stop shopping for equipment and uniforms, BSN SPORTS’ more than 3,000 employees have been helping elevate participation in team sports since 1972.
For more information about BSN SPORTS, please visit www.bsnsports.com.
About RPA College™ Prep
RPA College™ Prep is a post-graduate athletic program that was founded in Arlington, TX, in 2017. Currently, in its fourth year of athletic competition, RPA College™ Prep has become one of the premier destinations in the United States for high school graduates seeking an opportunity to hone their athletic skills further while enhancing their academic profile. RPA College™ Prep serves as an astute vessel designed for student-athletes to experience rigorous preparation in a collegiate environment while competing at their highest level in collegiate sports. The program’s unique and innovative approach to mentorship and personal development provides student-athletes with the knowledge along with the necessary tools and resources needed to successfully enroll college while using transferable life skills that challenge their mind for personal success throughout life’s journey.
For more information about RPA College™ Prep, please visit www.rpawildcats.org.