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Katy ISD set to approve contract with BSN Sports, Nike

Katy ISD set to approve contract with BSN Sports, Nike
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Katy ISD is set to approve a five-year, $3.5 million contract to BSN Sports to provide Nike uniforms to its varsity sports teams.

The contract was discussed at a district work study board meeting Monday and was agreed to be approved upon at the regular board meeting Aug. 27.

The district sought an exclusive uniform apparel supplier for its varsity teams and entertained bids from Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. The agreement includes footwear and coaches’ apparel, but does not include equipment or protective uniform apparel.

The district anticipates spending about $700,0000 per year on the agreement in the contract. If the agreement is eventually approved upon, programs will phase out contracts with current uniform providers before switching to Nike, assistant athletic director Charlie Stevens said.

“This agreement is only for varsity team sports; however, all of our individual sports and other sports will have the opportunity to take advantage of the discounts and incentives if they choose,” athletic director Debbie Decker said. “The proposals are all about the same; however, the incentives are what differentiate and lead us to the recommendation of the BSN Nike proposal.

“This agreement will provide all of our sports the opportunity to take advantage of the overall success of our athletic programs.”

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