UNC Asheville Athletics Signs Agreement with CRONS
Pittsburgh, PA (June 17, 2010) -- The Crons BrandTM today announced another milestone partnership, this one with the Big South Conference's University of North Carolina Asheville beginning in the fall of 2010. The partnership makes the Bulldogs the first University to become a multi-sport partner for the rising brand.
"Our goal is to continue to grow consistently and we could not be happier than to add UNC Asheville as our first multi-sport University," said Founder and CEO Pat Cavanaugh. "The Bulldogs motto of 'Champions in Athletics, Leaders In Life' is exactly what we have modeled our business on, and we are excited to be able to grow with their staff and their student-athletes both academically and athletically."
"One of the key elements in establishing a brand is consistency, and this partnership with Crons will give all our student athletes a consistent look and feel, which is essential to our growth in all aspects of sport," said Director of Athletics Janet R. Cone. "Pat and his team have put together a program that makes sense and is consistent with our mission of helping mold student-athletes who are successful both on the court and in life, and we are excited to grow with them."
Crons (Come Ready or Never Start) has basketball-specific deals with Texas-Pan American University and Robert Morris University as well as affiliate deals with the Big South and the Atlantic 10 Conference, and partnerships with over 500 athletic groups and high schools, making the company one of the fastest-growing motivational and team sports apparel brands in the country.
The deal with UNC Asheville is the latest in a series of positive moves for the brand. Crons recently launched a line of NCAA-compliant energy bars and last week added high school powerhouse Massillon (Ohio) to their growing list of school and district partners. Massillon, a three time national football champion, is widely considered as the model high school football program in the country with its combination of tradition and community support. Crons also recently launched its Achievers Program, a nationally recognized goal education curriculum for students that teaches the importance of setting, tracking and achieving goals in order to be successful in various aspects of life.
Crons ("Come Ready Or Never Start") provides high quality motivational apparel, merchandise and accessories to inspire people to get better and constantly strive for their goals. The Crons Brand reinforces positive messages to athletes about what it takes to be a winner and the importance of working harder than anyone else in order to reach their full potential. Founded by former University of Pittsburgh athlete and entrepreneur Pat Cavanaugh, Crons is one of the fastest growing brands in the team apparel space, with over 500 national affiliate partner schools and organizations, including the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Big South Conference, UNC Asheville, Texas-Pan American and Robert Morris University on the collegiate level. For more information on Crons visit www.crons.com