Corporate Sponsor Testimonials


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"Staples has without hesitation decided to renew our multi-year sponsorship for the third time. Our affiliation with the University and specifically with DePaul Athletics allows us to reach not only the highly desirable sports fan demographic, but to earn the office supply business of the entire DePaul community. In addition, DePaul has been a key advocate for reference selling and recommendations which has resulted in Staples acquiring new customers."

- Tim Loecke, Regional Sales Director - Staples Business Advantage



"Pepsi has been the official beverage provider of DePaul University and a proud sponsor of DePaul Athletics since 2007. DePaul's student population of over 25,000 and robust alumni presence in the Chicago area creates a unique demographic market and provides significant exposure for the Pepsi brand. Pepsi has partnered with DePaul because we believe their athletic and academic excellence will only continue to grow.”

- Keith Melaragno, Vice President of Retail - Pepsi Beverages Company


"NovaCare is extremely excited to announce our new multi-year partnership extension which will allow us to remain the official Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Provider for DePaul Athletics. For the past 12 years, this professional relationship has been an enormous benefit to NovaCare through its sponsorship with DePaul. Our reputation as an elite provider of physical therapy and sports medicine has grown, as has our name recognition in Chicago through exposure obtained with our involvement with the DePaul Athletic Department. It has been a first class experience to work with the DePaul’s students, faculty, staff and alumni."   

- David DeGumbia, Senior Vice President - NovaCare Rehabilitation

“As the official isotonic beverage provider to DePaul Athletics for over 20 years, Gatorade has benefited immensely from our partnership. As a nationally recognized brand looking to enhance our Chicago area presence, our partnership with DePaul Athletics has proven to be a great way to increase exposure to a key market demographic. DePaul Athletics worked with us to develop a long-term package customized to meet our marketing / business goals while allowing us the freedom to continually tweak the elements received based on changing business needs throughout the lifetime of our partnership.”

- Jon Kander, Sports Marketing Manager - Gatorade

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"NIKE is a proud partner of DePaul Athletics, the nation's largest Catholic institution and a member of the BIG EAST Conference. Our company's goal is to be a brand leader in all places where sport is important, especially including the Chicago area. Outfitting Blue Demon student-athletes, coaches, and programs with NIKE footwear, apparel, and equipment helps advance this goal."

- Bill Gawne, Midwest Regional Manager for College Team Sales - Nike



"The Buona Company has been the official caterer and event planner of DePaul Athletics for the past 12 years. We continue to renew our partnership with DePaul Athletics because the relationship provides excellent visibility and access to DePaul’s influential Alumni and fan base, which has led to additional business opportunities." 

- Joe Buonavolanto, Jr., President – The Buona Company:


“ACME Credit Union has been a proud partner of DePaul Athletics for the past three years. In that time we have gained a great deal of exposure among DePaul’s alumni base as well as its large student enrollment. As a local credit union we have benefitted greatly from DePaul’s willingness to partner with companies of all sizes and through the use of DePaul’s Driven ‘Lil Demon program we have been afforded the opportunity to connect with the local public schools in the area and impact our community in a positive manner.” 

- Mark J. Duffy, President - ACME Continental Credit Union




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