Corporate Partnerships

DePaul Blue Demon Athletics provide many different avenues for local and national partnerships that will reach a highly desirable college sports enthusiast demographic. The DePaul Blue Demons 15 athletics teams compete in the BIG EAST Conference and attract students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and fans from across the country to their events. All sponsorships are customized to meet the specific needs of your business and are designed to create a mutually beneficial relationship.

Corporate Partnerships Staff
Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs: Peter Tombasco
Phone: (773) 325-7245
Email: ptombasc@depaul.edu

External Affairs Graduate Assistant: Nick Bennett
Phone: (773) 325-7572
Email: nbennet6@depaul.edu

Corporate Sponsorship Sales Assistant: TBA
Phone: (773) 325-7572    

Partnership Opportunities
Click below to view the DePaul Athletics Sponsorship Menu and learn more about the wide variety of branding, advertising and promotional opportunities available to our corporate partners.

"Midwest Orthopeadics at Rush is a proud partner of DePaul athletics. Our physicians have enjoyed treating DePaul's talented student-athletes and working with the DePaul athletics medical staff. This mutually beneficial partnership between our two organizations has provided unique access to Blue Demon fans across the Chicagoland area and the university community. Throughout our growing partnership, the DePaul athletic department administration has always been attentive and supportive of Midwest Orthopaedics' organizational needs and goals."
- Paul Strandquist, Director of Marketing - Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

"Staples has without hesitation decided to renew our multi-year sponsorship for the fouth 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."
- Bill Peterson, Midwest Region Vice President - 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 16 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

"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 16 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

Corporate Partners
(listed in alphabetical order)



BlueCross BlueShield


Chicago Classic Coach


The Cubby Bear


First Student


Gurnee Podiatry

Herff Jones


Midwest Orthopaedics












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