NIRSA Foundation Corporate Partners

The work of the NIRSA Foundation would not be possible without the unwavering support of our generous partners.

Our Corporate Partners play an essential role in expanding educational and scholarly opportunities for NIRSA members. In partnering with the NIRSA Foundation, they’re demonstrating their dedication to the campus rec community by acknowledging the importance of NIRSA and the investment they have in its members. The generous contributions from our Corporate Partners allow the NIRSA Foundation to further its mission to enhance the effectiveness of collegiate recreational sports by providing NIRSA members meaningful opportunities for scholarship, research, and personal and professional development.

Corporate Partners show their extraordinary support for the future of campus rec through a five-year partnership with the NIRSA Foundation. Each partner affords a NIRSA student member a scholarship to attend the NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec & Wellness Expo and helps underwrite NIRSA Foundation operations so we can deliver our substantial research and scholarship programs.

The NIRSA Foundation is proud of its Corporate Partners’ commitment to healthy communities and thriving campus rec programs. Would you like to show your commitment to the future of campus recreation? If you are interested in becoming a corporate partner or corporate contributor, or want to explore other NIRSA Foundation sponsorship opportunities, please check out our corporate menu.

Explore NIRSA Foundation Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Sports Imports

Sports Imports

Member since: 1994
Corporate Partner since:
Based in:
Columbus, Ohio
What they do: Sports Imports is the leading manufacturer of volleyball net systems in the United States. The recognized leader in the industry, Sports Imports has the best volleyball, badminton, tennis and pickle net systems for every level of play from middle school to the Olympics.
Why they give: The Sports Imports Team is passionate about the game of volleyball. We love our sport and want to see it grow and develop at every level. Our goal is to provide the best net systems for middle school, high school, juniors’, collegiate, international and recreational levels of play. We support NIRSA because we believe in their mission and the positive impact they are having in the collegiate recreational communities.

NIRSA Foundation and Matrix Fitness

Matrix Fitness

Member since: 2004
Corporate Partner since:
Based in:
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
What they do: Matrix Fitness offers a complete line of commercial fitness equipment and is dedicated to delivering the most durable products, on time, with the lowest total cost of ownership.
Why they give: “Matrix Fitness is excited to support the NIRSA Foundation as a corporate partner. We recognize the importance of the NIRSA Foundation and its impact on fostering growth and leadership in collegiate recreation.” ~Marc Loomer, National Sales Manager Campus Recreation.

NIRSA Foundation and Woodway


Member since: 1993
Corporate Partner since:
Based in: Waukesha, Wisconsin
What they do: WOODWAY is the standard for state of the art, custom, hand built treadmills. Our treadmills have been used for over 30 years by the campus rec and the members of the NIRSA community. Our treadmills are built by the efforts and commitment of dedicated professionals. We strive to continually improve our product via innovative design and rigorous quality control to ensure that the best product is available for campus rec centers, ensuring a better overall experience. WOODWAY’s mission is to find unique and superior solutions for our customers, as such, ensuring the continued development and opportunity of college rec professionals is part our continued support of NIRSA  – For The Long Run.
Why they give: “We consider many of the collegiate recreational sports professionals across the country to be family. We’re committed to helping the NIRSA Foundation continue to develop outstanding professionals within this industry.”~Eric Weber, National Sales and Marketing Manager

Corporate Contributors

Our Corporate Contributors stake their commitment to strengthening the future of campus rec through annual, three-year, or five-year commitments to the NIRSA Foundation. Corporate Contributor opportunities allow participating companies to be recognized as champions of the campus rec profession through support of the NIRSA Foundation’s highest priorities.

Many thanks to our Corporate Contributors


Core Health & Fitness

Member since: 1990
Corporate Partner since: 
Based in:
 Vancouver, WA
What they do: When you set out to build something, the finished product is only as strong as its foundation. So when Core Health & Fitness brought together fitness brands from all corners of the industry, we settled for nothing but the best. StarTrac. StairMaster. Nautilus. Schwinn. Four iconic brands that pioneered entire categories, and whose machines are still the ones members ask for by name. Today, we’re committed to continuing the tradition that started decades ago — and that’s greatness you can feel good about building on.

Life Fitness

Member since: 1986
Corporate Contributor since:
Based in:
Schiller Park, Illinois
What they do: Life Fitness offers commercial exercise and recreation equipment under the brands: Life Fitness, Cybex, Hammer Strength, ICG, SCIFIT, and Brunswick.


Technogym USA

Member since: 2005
Corporate Contributor since:
Based in:
Fairfield, New Jersey
What they do: Technogym is a world leading supplier of technology, performance and design driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors.

NIRSA Foundation Event Sponsors

Endless thanks to the following companies that have shown their support for the future of campus recreation by recently sponsoring a NIRSA Foundation event.

  • Hughes Group Architects spreads its generous support for the NIRSA Foundation throughout the year. Thanks to them for their match challenge campaign for #GivingTuesday in 2018, 2017, and 2016; for their sponsorship of the Aspiring Directors’ Preconference Workshop Reception at the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference; and for their supporting sponsorship of the Young Professionals Social at the 2019 and 2018 NIRSA Annual Conferences.
  • CannonDesign has been a champion of the NIRSA Foundation’s Mark Fletcher fundraising events for the least three years. Thanks to CannonDesign for its presenting sponsorship of the Mark Fletcher Urban Circuit at the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference and the Mark Fletcher 5K Fun Run/Walk at the 2018 NIRSA Annual Conference and for its event sponsorship of the Polar Plunge at the 2017 NIRSA Annual Conference.
  • Technogym is a generous supporter of the NIRSA Foundation. Thanks to them for their sponsorship of the Aspiring Directors’ Preconference Workshop at the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference.
  • Life Fitness is a long-time supporter of the NIRSA Foundation. Thanks to them for their sponsorship of the Aspiring Directors’ Preconference Workshop Reception at the 2019 Annual Conference.
  • College Promotions, Inc. has outfitted us in their comfy Tees for as wonderful in-kind donors. Thanks to them for providing the T-shirts for the Mark Fletcher Urban Circuit at the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference and the Mark Fletcher 5K Fun Run/Walk at the 2018 NIRSA Annual Conference, and for their presenting sponsorship of the Young Professionals Coffee Social at the 2018 NIRSA Annual Conference.

Many thanks to our NIRSA Foundation Event Sponsors

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