The City University of New York Athletic Conference announced its continued partnership with Modell's Sporting Goods. Modell's is CUNYAC's second longest partner as 2013-14 will be its 22nd year of dedication to its student-athletes.
“We are enormously proud of our long-standing relationship with Modell's as it signifies our mutual commitment to our student-athletes,” said CUNYAC Executive Director Zak Ivkovic. “The fact that Modell's, along with Con Edison, have been there for over 20 years makes them a tremendous, long-term partner that is rare in today's age of shifting allegiances. We look forward to our continued collaboration with the Big Apple's premier sporting goods provider.”
Within the five boroughs, CUNY students, faculty, and staff can enjoy the highlight of the partnership with Modell's; a 10 percent discount. Modell's takes this a step further with their Team Weeks program. Modell's Sporting Goods established the Team Weeks program in 1997 as a way to give back to local communities. Over the years, Modell's has donated more than $5,000,000 towards helping organizations support their individual causes – such as affording new uniforms, building new fields, and minimizing registration and permit costs. At several points throughout the year, Modell's provides CUNYAC with 15 percent-off coupons valid to be used over and over again for 4 full weeks (28 days).
Modell's has been an active sponsor over the years. During the season, the New York City stores promote the CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month at their registers. This past year, they have expanded their involvement with championship contests for prizes including a $250 gift card to Modell's. Half-court shots were among the contests sponsored that really excited the fans.
“Modell's Sporting Goods is proud to continue our partnership with CUNY serving all five boroughs and supporting their student-athletes,” said J.C. Albano of Modell's Sporting Goods.
Founded in 1889 by Morris A. Modell, the first Modell's store was located on Cortlandt Street in lower Manhattan, NYC. Four generations of the Modell family have developed the family business into a chain of over 150 stores throughout the Northeast.