Penn College Athletics Pens Nike Deal with Lids Team Sports

Published 04.16.2014


Pennsylvania College of Technology Athletics has partnered with Lids Team Sports to have Nike become the official provider of uniforms, footwear and equipment for its intercollegiate athletic teams.  The three-year agreement will begin July 1 with the department procuring the Nike products exclusively from Lids.

“We are extremely excited to announce this partnership,” athletic director Scott E. Kennell said.  “By doing this we are linking our department to one of the top international athletic brands.  This will only augment our athletic strategic plan to elevate the identity of our strong athletic tradition.”

An agreement between Penn College, Nike adds trademark "swoosh" to Wildcat gear. (Composite artwork by Jennifer A. George, student affairs information specialist)“This partnership will allow Penn College student-athletes and coaches a competitive advantage in both recruiting and on the field of play,” said Lids Team Sales representative Perry VonAhnen.  “This agreement gives so many more schools the opportunity to outfit their programs in Nike but actually do it affordably now.  The relationship I have with athletic director Scott Kennell has been good over the last several years, but I feel this agreement will bring everyone closer together.  It is a great opportunity for all of us to utilize the Nike brand.”

“We have had the pleasure of working with Lids in the past,” Kennell added. “Perry and his staff have always done a great job and we look forward to continuing that partnership.”

Nike is a worldwide leader in athletic apparel and equipment used by all levels of athletics, including high school, collegiate and professional teams.  Lids Team Sports, a leading provider of athletic equipment and apparel, has been providing the best in high-quality sporting goods for over 30 years.

Penn College sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports with over 175 student-athletes.