SEATTLE – Seattle University and adidas have entered a seven-year partnership in which the Portland, Ore.,-based company will become the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Redhawks, effective July 1, 2019 and running through the 2026 season.

“Seattle University is excited to enter a new era of partnership, brand alignment and exposure with adidas,” Seattle U Director of Athletics Shaney Fink said. “As we explored potential partnerships, it became clear that adidas’ global brand significance, sustainability efforts, innovation and quality complement our vision and mission at Seattle U. This partnership will create additional resources to support our student-athletes’ competitive success and build a foundation as we enhance our branding efforts at the local, regional, national and international levels.”

"The Seattle U Redhawks have a long and rich athletics history that we're excited to be part of for years to come," said Jim Murphy, senior director of NCAA Sports Marketing at adidas North America. "We applaud the University's commitment to providing its student-athletes a first-class education and athletic experience. We're also inspired by the Redhawks' concentrated efforts to lead the way in sustainability, which is a goal we share."

About Seattle University
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. Seattle University is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report and included in The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guide. Seattle U sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I level. All sports except for women's rowing, which competes as a Division I independent, are members of the Western Athletic Conference. In alignment with the university mission and vision, Seattle U Athletics is committed to graduating champions, empowering leaders and inspiring community to develop Redhawks for life.

About adidas
adidas is a global designer and developer of athletic and lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the best sports brand in the world. As an innovation and design leader, adidas engineers the best in high-performance products to make athletes better, faster and stronger and creates a range of classic and fresh lifestyle and high-fashion lines.