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.

Contact our sponsorships and development team for more information:

Michael Brooks, Director of Strategic Partnerships at 816.595.8110


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.

ASCENSION INSURANCE - Official Athletic Insurance and Risk Management Consultant


Working with the NAIA National Office, Ascension (formally Summit America Insurance Services), has developed a portfolio of services and programs to meet the needs of each NAIA member school. Ascension continues to be the exclusive distributor for intercollegiate sports coverage on behalf of Mutual of Omaha.

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. 

AUDIENCEVIEW - Official Ticketing Solution of the NAIA


AudienceView is the Official Ticketing Solution of the NAIA. AudienceView has provided business solutions to the entertainment industry for more than 10 years. They are headquartered in Toronto, Canada and have offices in the United States and United Kingdom. Their team believes in building great tools that help businesses drive customer engagement through technology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 moble application that will provide coaches, who are always on the go, a way to stay up on recruiting.

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.

HERFF JONES - Official Supplier of Recognition Rings of the NAIA

Herff Jones is the Official Supplier of Recognition Rings. They will be the exclusive ring provider of the NAIA and will offer free restoration, resizing and replacement of broken gemstones to NAIA members. The Herff Jones brand has been in business nearly 100 years and their dedication to the community and their customer service is unparalleled in their industry. 

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.

ISPORTZ ATHLETICS - Official Mobile App Provider of the NAIA 


iSportz Athletics is the Official Moble App Provider of the NAIA. iSportz will provide dedicated apps for NAIA membership, championships and the national convention. iSportz Athletics is a wholly owned subsidiary of iSmart Mobile Marketing and is a leading provider of professional branded mobile apps and websites for College, High School, Middle School and Youth League Athletic Programs specializing in one-sport or a year round for multiple sports mobile app that helps bring brand recognition to athletic programs while at the same time providing a value added communication tool for their student athletes, alumni, fan base as well as their sponsors.

KIEFER - Official Swim Gear, Lifeguard and Aquatic Equipment Provider of the NAIA


Kiefer is the Official Swim Gear, Lifeguard and Aquatic Equipment Provider of the NAIA. Today, Kiefer is a multifaceted company but still purely focused on serving the aquatic industry. They have expertise in engineering world class products like our custom starting blocks and racing lanes for all levels of aquatic facilities. They serve the lifeguard and aquatic safety and rescue industry with a full line of products that absolutely perform when you most need them to, and they serve the competitive swim business with the products needed to swim at the highest level.

KROSSOVER - Official Game Film Exchange and Breakdown Provider of the NAIA


Krossover is the Official Game Film Exchange and Breakdown Provider of the NAIA. Krossover provides sophisticated video and data analysis technology to the sports world. With an intuitive online platform, easily accessible by thousands of high school, college and professional programs, Krossover enables coaches to easily use video to improve the success of their athletic teams.

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.

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.

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.

RAWLINGS SPORTING GOODS - Official Team Apparel Provider for NAIA Basketball, Baseball, Football and Softball.


Rawlings Sporting Goods  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 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.

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.

SPORTSFIELD ENGINEERING - Official Sports Facility Provider of the NAIA



Sportsfield 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Community Partners


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.

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.

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.

RAWLINGS - Rawlings ST-5 is the Official Football
Rawlings Contour is the Official Basketball
Rawlings FSR100 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 

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.

WORTH - Worth NAIAFP is the Official Softball.

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

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