PORTER RANCH, Calif. -
Fans of CSUN Athletics can now purchase new Matador apparel at Sport Chalet in Porter Ranch, Calif., the athletics department and Sport Chalet announced. A selection of items went on sale for the first time Tuesday morning, with more products and locations planned for the future.
"This is not just a success for Athletics or for Sport Chalet, but for CSUN as a whole. This is our success," said CSUN Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Brandon E. Martin in a press event at Sport Chalet's Porter Ranch location. "This is about our continued growth to be one of the best universities in the country. Our partnership with Sport Chalet is a part of that."
This is the first time that CSUN Athletics fans will be able to purchase officially licensed gear in stores and comes as part of the department's "Rise of the Matadors" pride campaign.
"I am very pleased to help announce this partnership. I think the apparel and other merchandise with our new CSUN identity comes at a time that couldn't be better," said CSUN President Dr. Dianne Harrison. "Our department of athletics is on the rise and is on the rise in many different ways."
Fans are encouraged to enroll in the Sport Chalet Community Action Pass program, which allows both the customer and CSUN Athletics to receive 3.3 percent back on every purchase. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from each sale goes directly to the Matadors.
"Today everybody at Sport Chalet, all 3,000 experts, is a Matador," said Sport Chalet CEO Craig Levra. "We are so proud to be a part of the University and athletics department. We are going to work very very hard to sell a lot of great Matador products 12 months out of the year. We are thrilled to be Matadors today."
CSUN Athletics and Sport Chalet entered into a multi-year partnership in February that made the sporting goods retailer the official apparel and equipment provider of the Matadors.
About California State University, Northridge
California State University, Northridge, located in the San Fernando Valley is the largest University in the Cal State System, with enrollment of over 42,000 students. The Athletic Department competes in 19 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I sports.
About Sport Chalet
Sport Chalet (Nasdaq: SPCHA, SPCHB) is a premier, full service specialty sporting goods retailer featuring the industry’s top sports brands in apparel, footwear, and sports equipment. Founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, the company has 51 stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah; an online store at www.sportchalet.com; a Team Sales division; and offers more than 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including online same day delivery, climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation, snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba boat charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store locations. For more information, visit Sport Chalet at www.sportchalet.com.