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Stony Brook Athletics partners with VWSE

Oct 13th 2016

"Stony Brook is an outstanding institution, and our team is elated to
begin this terrific new partnership to help Shawn and his team drive
even more revenue, elevate the school's athletic prowess across the
region, and develop some really unique multimedia, sponsorship and fan
engagement opportunities," said Mike Palisi, VWSE Executive Vice
President."

STONY BROOK, N.Y.– The Stony Brook University Department of Athletics
and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) today announced a
multi-year partnership to have VWSE manage the Athletic Department's
multimedia and corporate sponsorship rights.

Under the agreement, VWSE Collegiate Services will oversee the locally
based operation – Stony Brook Athletics Sponsorships – and manage all
aspects of the Seawolves' local broadcast and digital media assets,
signage in all school athletic venues, on-site marketing and promotions,
promotional rights to athletic marks, as well as access to tickets and
hospitality opportunities throughout the term.

"This is an exciting time in the history of Stony Brook Athletics, and
our partnership with VWSE will serve to propel us forward by increasing
revenue growth and enhancing connections in the corporate community,"
said Stony Brook University Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron.

The partnership with Stony Brook, an emerging university boasting a
championship-level athletics program, is the latest such agreement for
the rapidly expanding VWSE Collegiate Services Division. The group has
partnered with Florida International University, Georgia State
University and Siena College, among others, over the last several
months.

"Stony Brook is an outstanding institution, and our team is elated to
begin this terrific new partnership to help Shawn and his team drive
even more revenue, elevate the school's athletic prowess across the
region, and develop some really unique multimedia, sponsorship and fan
engagement opportunities," said Mike Palisi, VWSE Executive Vice
President."

About Stony Brook Athletics

Since moving to the Division I level in 1999, Stony Brook has won 36
conference titles, produced one national champion and appeared in the
NCAA postseason 32 times, including an unprecedented run to the College
World Series in 2012 that saw the Seawolves burst onto the national
scene. Heading into the fall of 2016, several sports are poised for
sustained success at both the conference and national level and Stony
Brook Athletics is not turning back. This success has served to further
enhance the university's brand and heighten Stony Brook's national
profile and goal of becoming one of the nation's Top 25 public research
universities.

About Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment LLC (VWSE), a wholly owned
subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC, is a preeminent global sports
marketing and media sales organization. It is an acknowledged innovator
in property consulting and branding solutions and a 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.