Adidas has entered a five year agreement to be the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of Catawba College, a small liberal arts college in Salisbury, NC that fields 18 NCAA Division II sports teams. Adidas will partner with the 1,322 student school through the 2019-20 season. The partnership will be implemented in concert with BrandRPM, a top team athletic dealer in the Carolinas.

“Catawba’s rich athletic tradition and consistent success make them a perfect fit for the  Adidas family,” said Rohn Mulkey,  Adidas Team Sales Executive.  “Our long-term partnership with the Indians highlights our commitment to U.S. college athletics. Catawba joins an impressive list of  Adidas schools including Kansas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Louisville, and most recently signed Arizona State and the University of Miami. 

“Adidas has shown a sincere commitment to Catawba  Athletics that is commensurate with the hard work  displayed by our student-athletes, coaches, and sports programs.,” said Larry Leckonby, Catawba Athletic Director. “We are also excited to work with BrandRPM to execute the partnership  – they are a definite leader in the team dealer space with a huge emphasis on quality, service, and turn times.”

“This is a significant addition for BrandRPM,” stated BrandRPM President David Anderson. “Catawba College has one of the strongest traditions of athletic and academic excellence in the state as well as the region. We look forward to being the go-to organization for Catawba College’s 18 varsity sports, student athletes, coaches, and staff.”

BrandRPM distributes top athletic uniforms, apparel, and equipment brands and among the largest custom apparel and promotional merchandise companies in the Southeast. The company offers custom screen printed and embroidered apparel, accessories and promotional products to businesses, schools and organization throughout North America.  The company employs over 120 people and operates from a 40,000-square-foot production facility in Indian Trail, N.C.  BrandRPM is a minority-owned business certified by the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council.