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Saint Joseph's Athletics Selects Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment to Manage Corporate Sponsorships

Nov 29th 2015

“We are pleased and honored to partner with VWSE to help us further enhance our corporate support and brand,” said Saint Joseph’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Don DiJulia. “They have been a leader in collegiate sports in many ways for a long time, and we welcome their expertise in helping us to move forward in the next phase of our Strategic Plan.”

Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications

Release: 11/30/2015

PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's University Athletics and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) today announced that SJU has selected the company’s Collegiate Services Division to manage the department’s multimedia and corporate sponsorships rights.

Beginning with the 2015-16 athletic season, the VWSE Collegiate Services team will oversee the locally based operation – “Saint Joseph’s Athletics Sponsorships” – and will be dedicated to the sales and management of the corporate sponsorship program including multimedia resources, the Hawks’ local broadcast and digital assets, athletic venue signage, on-site marketing and promotions, promotional rights to school athletic marks, access to tickets and hospitality opportunities.

“We are pleased and honored to partner with VWSE to help us further enhance our corporate support and brand,” said Saint Joseph’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Don DiJulia. “They have been a leader in collegiate sports in many ways for a long time, and we welcome their expertise in helping us to move forward in the next phase of our Strategic Plan.”

Saint Joseph’s sponsors 20 varsity athletic teams in NCAA Division I and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. It has a rich history in men’s basketball with 20 NCAA Tournament appearances and three Atlantic 10 titles, including its perfect regular season in 2003-04 that included a run to the NCAA Elite Eight. Saint Joseph’s Athletics joins Florida International University, Georgia State University and Siena College as institutions signed over the past year to work in partnership with VWSE Collegiate Services.

“Adding SJU to our roster of athletic partners is an exciting opportunity to help elevate this storied program to brand new heights in terms of corporate support,” said Mark Donley, VWSE Senior Vice President. “The St. Joe’s Athletics Department has great potential and VWSE is excited about working with SJU to help drive value and awareness to continue this success story in Philadelphia and beyond. It will be equally rewarding to have the chance to work with one of our industry’s great leaders in Don DiJulia. We are looking forward to a most successful partnership.”


About Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, LLC (VWSE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group, LLC, is one of the preeminent sports marketing and media sales organizations in the world. It is an acknowledged innovator in property consulting and branding solutions and a global leader in naming rights, team and venue services, high-impact visible TV signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, MLS, and internationally in soccer, advertising and sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, technology design and integration, and in-venue content production. VWSE assists teams, organizations and properties in creating and selling advertising; sponsorships; and media that maximize revenue potential, and helps clients develop effective and powerful customized brand campaigns. VWSE works with more than 300 professional and college teams worldwide.