Sponsorship Opportunities

The NAIA business development team works together to help companies reach a desirable collegiate audience as well as prospective student-athletes, their families and communities. The NAIA teams up with businessness to align their brand with our innovative character initiative and connect with hundreds of close-knit communities on the grassroots level.

The NAIA will create an integrated opportunity that not only meets your marketing objectives, but makes a difference with young people every step of the way.

Integrated partnerships may include:

  • National Championships
  • Champions of Character
  • National Meetings
  • NAIA National Convention
  • Print and Electronic Media
  • Web
  • NAIA Eligibility Center 

About the NAIA:

  • More than 60,000 student-athletes play annually
  • Close to 300 member universities and conferences
  • 23 National Championships in 13 sports 

Join our partners to advance the student athlete experience and expand your business. 

Contact our sponsorships and development team for more information:

Eric Chapman, Director of Development and Corporate Sponsorship at 816.595.8121
Michael Brooks, Director of Strategic Partnerships at 816.595.8110
Bryce Kellerman, Manager of Development at 816.595.8126

Official Partners

The NAIA and their partners impact communities across the United States and Canada. Learn more about the businesses that support the NAIA mission below.

Shorts Travel Management - Official Travel Partner of the NAIA

 

Shorts Travel Management is the Official Travel Partner of the NAIA. Established in 1946, Short’s Travel Management has grown to become one of the top 20 travel management companies in the industry. We are proficient in specialized segments including Sports, Groups & Meetings and Air Charters and have developed unique solutions for the most complex travel programs. With our extensive experience in group travel, Short’s looks forward to the opportunity to provide NAIA members and staff with the best travel experience possible utilizing our unique innovations and travel tools. Short's also provides NAIA a dedicated toll free number, 24/7 assistance, access to Short's exclusive negotiated rates and discounts, and group athletic and individual recruiting travel specialists.

Gym Masters - Official Basketball Court Redesign and Refurbish Partner of the NAIA

 

Gym Masters is the Official Basketball Court Redesign and Refurbish Partner of the NAIA. Gym Masters is located in Searcy, Arkansas and has been in the basketball court service business since 1993. By using a new basketball court refurbish system and having a graphic designer on staff, Gym Masters has been able to create unique court graphics for its customers, often completed over the course of a weekend to better convenience its customers.

Collegiate Awards - Official Trophy and Plaque Supplier

 

Collegiate Awards is the Official Trophy and Plaque Supplier of the NAIA.  Collegiate Awards is a full service awards company offering trophies, plaques and gifts, as well as promotional products and custom signage. They work with the Industry's most reputable suppliers to offer a wide range of items, and customize these to suit any client's needs.

Front Rush - Official Recruiting Software of the NAIA

 

Front Rush is the official recruiting software of the NAIA. Front Rush specializes in providing a cloud-based recruiting software for college coaches. Front Rush also has a moblie application that will provide coaches, who are always on the go, a way to stay up on recruiting.

ASICS America - Official Footwear and Apparel Supplier to NAIA Cross Country and Track and Field

 

Asics America is the official footwear and apparel supplier to the NAIA. ASICS is a true sport performance brand that offers innovative products to athletes of all levels. Asics will sponsor the NAIA All-Americans in Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field. 

Stretch Internet - Official Video-Streaming Provider of the NAIA

 

Stretch Internet is the official video-streaming provider of the NAIA. Stretch Internet is a leader in high-definition quality collegiate video-streaming services and currently owns a client list of more than 120 NAIA member institutions. Based out of Gilbert, Ariz., Stretch Internet broadcasts more than 55,000 live events a year from its pool of over 500-plus collegiate partners. President and CEO Ryan Ermeling founded the company in 2003. Ermeling is a graduate of current NAIA institution Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.


DreamSeat and Seating Solutions - Official Stadium Seating and Branded Furniture Provider of the NAIA

 

DreamSeat and Seating Solutions is the Official Stadium Seating and Branded Furniture Provider of the NAIA. DreamSeat is a custom furniture manufacturer and Seating Solutions is a stadium seating manufacturer and installer. DreamSeat offers a full range of custom branded furniture with a large presence in the collegiate and professional market and Seating Solutions specializes in custom outside the box projects and develops turnkey solutions for your spectator seating needs. With these partnerships, the NAIA will provide members with price discounts on DreamSeat and Seating Solutions products.

No Sweat Wipes - Preferred Sports Mop of the NAIA

 

No Sweat Wipes is the Preferred Sports Mop of the NAIA. No Sweat Wipe is a court mop manufacturer that is familiar for its large circular disk, with a logo typically displayed. With this partnership, the NAIA will be able to provide members with price discounts on court mops and replacement discs for school or sponsor logos.

Sports Field Engineering - Official Sports Facility Provider of the NAIA

 

Sports Field Engineering is the Official Sports Facility Provider of the NAIA. Sports Field Contractors, a subsidary of Sports Field Holdings, Inc., Pawnee, Ill., is a product development, engineering, manufacturing and construction company that designs, engineers and builds athletics facilities.

ABC Sports Camps Registration - Official Online Registration site for the NAIA Showcase

 

ABC Sports Camps Registrations is the leader in online registration and camp Web site space. With over 600 clients, they provide online registration options and camp Web sites for all sports and events. ABC Sports Camp Registrations will be providing NAIA member institutions a discount as they can help with any camp, event or registration needs. They can help fill camps, getting a fast, great looking camp or event Web site done for your institution.

USA Sports Banners -  Official Signage Partner of the NAIA

 

USA Sports Banners is a Grand Format Sign and Digital printing company dedicated to providing quality image enhancing banners and signage products to the sports industry. They offer a full range of banners, fence mesh, floor graphics, wall murals, vehicle wraps, and a variety of other signage products.

Rawlings Sporting Goods - Official Baseball and Football Equipment Supplier, Official Team Apparel Provider for NAIA Basketball, Baseball, Football and Softball.

 

Rawlings Sporting Goods provides equipment for baseball and football and provides team apparel for NAIA basketball, baseball and football. Rawlings will now offer a market code of “NAIA” to NAIA membership, which will lead to special pricing on all gloves, bats, bags and protective equipment and team apparel for baseball, basketball and football. To receive the discounted pricing, the code must be used when placing all orders. Contact your local Rawlings sales rep for information on equipment and apparel.

Worth Sports - Official Equipment Supplier for Softball.

 

Worth Sports provides equipment for NAIA softball. Worth will now offer a market code of “NAIA” to NAIA membership, which will lead to special pricing on all gloves, bats, bags and protective equipment and team apparel for softball. To receive the discounted pricing, the code must be used when placing all orders. Contact your local Worth sales rep for information on equipment and apparel.

HONIG'S WHISTLE STOP - Official NAIA Supplier of Umpires, Referees and Game Officials Gear

 

Honig's Whistle Stop provides designated NAIA apparel for umpires, referees and game officials for purchase through their Web site. All shirts,  hats and jackets with the appropriate NAIA logo can be purchased.

STRATEGIC MARKETING NETWORK - Official Promotional Product Partner of the NAIA

 

Strategic Marketing Network blends a rare combination of skill sets to provide added value to its clients, which far exceeds that of the promotional item itself.  Its principals bring decades of experience in client service, brand marketing, design, consulting, fashion and sales, availing clients of a vast array of resources and all of this beyond the great price and exceptional service.

TECHLINE SPORTS LIGHTING - Official Sports Lighting Provider of the NAIA

 

Techline Sports Lighting has a mission to serve the worldwide sports community by promoting the practice of excellent lighting design. Techline is a one stop source for consulting, design, products, installation and guarantees and has been creating customer solutions for over 25 years.

CRAMER PRODUCTS - Official Sports Medicine Supplier

Cramer Products sponsors the NAIA Trainer of the Year Award and the Student Trainer of the Year Award. They also provide product for all NAIA National Championships. Cramer Products has been the industry leader in sports medicine and athletic training room supplies for over 85 years. Cramer utilizes the most advanced materials and science available to design products by the athletic trainer, for the athletic trainer. 

DAKTRONICS - Official Scoreboard, Timer, Video, Message Center, Statistical Provider

Daktronics also sponsors the NAIA Scholar-Athlete Awards and provides Web casts for National Championship events. Daktronics designs, manufactures, sells and services dynamic visual communication systems for customers worldwide. Daktronics customers are typically sports organizations, businesses and government entities.

FINE DESIGNS - Official Merchandiser

With the best quality of merchandise and unstoppable drive to succeed, Fine Designs has become the largest and most widespread company specializing in on-site, custom-made apparel and novelty merchandise, event merchandise programs for Sports Associations, Sports Commissions, Host Organizations, Tournament/Meet Directors, Event Rights Holders, National Governing Bodies, Sport Clubs and Amateur Sports Organizations.

MASTER'S TRANSPORTATION - Official Shuttle Bus Sales and Leasing Provider

Master's Transportation has been a national provider for the purchase or lease of passenger vehicles ranging in size from full size Motor Coaches to Golf Carts and everything in between for the past 30 years. Their relationships with the top shuttle manufactures gives their clients access to the best quality and technology the industry has available. Master's client base includes colleges, schools, churches, hospitals, hotels, casinos, and passenger transport companies including municipalities. They also provide full support of your vehicle through service facility relationships, rental shuttles and a body shop.  

MUTUAL OF OMAHA - Official Catastrophic Athletics Injury Insurance Carrier

Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States.

SUMMIT AMERICA INSURANCE SERVICES - Official Athletic Insurance and Risk Management Consultant

Working with the NAIA National Office, Summit America Insurance Services, L.C. has developed a portfolio of services and programs to meet the needs of each NAIA member school. Summit America continues to be the exclusive distributor for intercollegiate sports coverage on behalf of Mutual of Omaha. SAIS is based out of Overland Park, KS, and Salt Lake City, UT.


NATIONAL CAR RENTAL -  Official Automobile Rental Provider

 

National Car Rental is one of the world's largest rental car companies and serves the most popular domestic and international travel destinations by providing quality vehicles. National Care Rental offers NAIA member institutions and staff a number of benefits, including the Emerald Club, National Car Rental's premier level of service. Click on this link to access NAIA's perferred rates and rent a vehicle.

BUFFALO FUNDS - Champions of Character Founding Partner

Buffalo Funds assists in the Champions of Character program growth and is the title sponsor of the NAIA Men's Division I Basketball National Championship. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. (KCM), manager of Buffalo Funds, monitors investments for high net worth individuals, corporations, pensions, colleges, foundations, mutual funds and trust commingled and common funds.

CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MO. - Civic Partner

The National Office collaborates with the city to cultivate new relationships with the people and businesses in the community as well as to benefit the city in as many ways as possible. With the city's continued support of the NAIA's Men's DI Basketball National Championship and Champions of Character program, the NAIA has seen positive growth and development.

AMERICAN RED CROSS - Youth Leadership Program Partner

American Red Cross (ARC), the NAIA and State Farm Insurance established an innovative ARC/NAIA Youth Leadership Program. The program is intended to: exemplify core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program; inspire a new generation of Red Cross volunteers.  Students receive scholarship support provided by the American Red Cross and State Farm Insurance.

Ball Adoptions

The NAIA is proud to be affiliated with quality sports equipment companies through Official Ball Adoptions. Below is the full list of the NAIA Official Ball Adoptions. We encourage athletes and their families to patronize these companies, which help make NAIA athletic programs better.

SELECT SPORT AMERICA- Brillant Super NAIA is the Official Soccer Ball

Select Sport America is the sponsor of The NAIA Men's and Women's National Soccer Coach of the Year award and provides NAIA member schools an opportunity to participate in the Select Sport America Ball Adoption Program. www.selectsportamerica.com


TACHIKARA - Tachikara SV-5W is the Official Volleyball

Tachikara provides balls and ball carts for national and affiliated conference championships. Tachikara is also the presenting sponsor of the All-American teams, All-Tournament team and the MVP Award at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship.
www.tachikara.com


RAWLINGS - Rawlings ST-5 is the Official Football
Rawlings Contour is the Official Basketball
Rawlings R100 is the Official Baseball

Rawlings provides logo-imprinted balls for baseball, basketball and football and is the presenting sponsor of the Football Coach of the Year Award, the Basketball Coach of the Year Award in all four divisions.

Rawlings also sponsors the Baseball Coach of the Year Award, Baseball Player of Year Award, Baseball Region Coach of the Year Award and Baseball Region Player of the Year Award. www.rawlings.com 


WORTH - Worth NAIAFP is the Official Softball.

Worth provides softballs for national championship play. Worth is also thesponsor of the Women' Symposium and the Fellowship Breakfast at the NAIA National Convention.
www.worthsports.com


WILSON SPORTING GOODS - Official Tennis Ball

Wilson Sporting Goods is the Official Racquet and Accessory (includes string, grips, bags and general accessories) partner of NAIA Tennis. www.wilson.com