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Spotlight: NIRSA Foundation Corporate Partners

These three companies go above and beyond to support NIRSA Members

Since its inception in 1992, the NIRSA Foundation has raised $871,000 for the future of recreational sports. The Foundation provides multiple scholarships to help Student and Professional Members attend NIRSA conferences and workshops, supports the Career Opportunities Center, and publishes the Recreational Sports Journal.

The Foundation is currently pursuing its $1 Million Milestone, which is a campaign to bring the total amount of money raised by the NIRSA Foundation beyond $1 million by December 2010. All contributions, big and small, from individuals, institutions, and companies alike, will help the Foundation reach this goal, and all levels of giving are appreciated. At this time, the NIRSA Foundation would like to take a moment to recognize the important contributions of Corporate Partners.

Corporate Partners show their extraordinary support of the future of recreational sports by committing to an annual contribution to the NIRSA Foundation over a five-year period. The NIRSA Foundation is proud to have three current Corporate Partners as $1 Million Milestone supporters, each of which has pledged a total of $50,000 to the Foundation:

Woodway USAWoodway USA

  • Based in: Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • What they do: Woodway manufactures high quality treadmills.
  • Member since: 1993
  • Corporate Partner since: 2005
  • Designation: Exclusive cardio partner of the NIRSA Foundation
  • Why they give: Eric Weber, National Sales and Marketing Manager: “We consider many of the collegiate recreational sports professionals across the country to be family. We’re committed to helping the NIRSA Foundation continue to develop outstanding professionals within this industry.”

Sports ImportsSports Imports

  • Based in: Columbus, Ohio
  • What they do: Sports Imports is the exclusive distributor of Senoh volleyball, badminton, and tennis net systems, the acknowledged world leader in the industry.
  • Member since: 1994
  • Corporate Partner since: 2006
  • Designation: Official volleyball, badminton, and tennis net system of the NIRSA Foundation
  • Why they give: Brad Underwood, President: "We have a strong presence in recreation and intramural centers throughout the country and we are committed to the needs of these programs."

Star TracStar Trac

  • Based in: Irvine, California
  • What they do: Star Trac offers a complete line of cardio equipment, including treadmills, bikes, CrossTrainers, steppers and Spinner bikes.
  • Member since: 1990
  • Corporate Partner since: 2006
  • Designation: Presenting Sponsor of the NIRSA Foundation Career Opportunities Center
  • Why they give: Steven Nero, President: "We recognize that NIRSA is a valued organization within the education community, and Star Trac is proud to be affiliated with them.”
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