2016 NBA Champions designate Levelwear as “Proud Partner”
TORONTO (October 17, 2017) — Levelwear, a premium sports athletic apparel brand, announced today it will become adesignated “Proud Partner” of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers beginning in the 2017-18 season. The partnership will feature a multi-platform integration that further establishes Levelwear as a key player in the NBA licensing spectrum.
As part of the partnership, Levelwear will collaboratively work with the Cavaliers to support its initiatives within various Ohio communities. The partnership will feature numerous activations and apparel integrations across the entire organization including its minor league affiliates, the AHL Cleveland Monsters, AFL Cleveland Gladiators, and the Cavaliers NBA Gatorade League team, the Canton Charge. Levelwear will be seen activating at this year’s Community Fun Run, Canton Charge 5K race and the Cavaliers’ corporate outings.
To demonstrate Levelwear’s sport and licensing expertise, the partnership will include a retail sales integration of Levelwear premium products into the Cavaliers line of apparel, as well as customized designs and marketing support. Levelwear’s presence in Quicken Loans Arena will be amplified via Digital Sweepstakes and organized Giveaway Nights.
“We are thrilled to partner with one of the NBA’s elite franchises,” said Levelwear President, Hilton Ngo. “The impact the Cavaliers have had on the NBA and the sport of basketball over the past decade has been remarkable.”
“We welcome Levelwear as a proud partner of the Cavaliers and look forward to introducing many creative platforms of activation throughout our organization that will further integrate Levelwear’s premium sports apparel, unique style and design to the Cavaliers brand,” said Cavaliers Executive Vice president and CRO, Brad Sims.
Levelwear will also become a “Proud Partner” of the Cavalier Girls — the team’s official dance team. The partnership aligns perfectly with the values and qualities of the Levelwear Verve Collection; offering an option for active women who desire premium fabrics, athletic styling, and function for every part of the day. The Levelwear brand will also be exposed on the “Humongotron” video board and stadium digital ribbons when Cavalier Girls are performing.
The Cavalier’s partnership adds another global platform for Levelwear to showcase its commitment and presence in the global sport economy. Levelwear currently holds licensing partnerships with some of the top global brands, including the NHL and NHLPA, NBA and NBPA, 75 US Colleges, Hockey Canada and various European Soccer properties.
“As a product team, we are excited to be partnering with one of the world’s best professional sports organizations. Levelwear apparel is designed with performance and function in mind while pushing some of the most innovative team branding in the market. Our brand is inspired by athletes while also keeping the fan in mind. We think our collection of men’s and ladies apparel will be a great fit for the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans,” states Gareth Knocker, Director of Apparel at Levelwear.
Levelwear works with many of the largest and best sporting goods retailers throughout North America. With over 25 unique apparel decoration techniques, many of which are proprietary or patented, Levelwear has the ability to elevate the aesthetic of any garment. Its mission is to provide sports fans and retailers with the best assortment of on-trend, technically superior, and value-rich apparel in the market today.
Levelwear is a premium sports apparel brand providing on-trend, technically superior apparel to the upper-end golf and pro sports markets. Their core strengths include innovation, decoration, and quick response. The Toronto-based company employs a full time staff of over 200 skilled employees at their Richmond Hill home office and manufacturing facility and their products are distributed globally.
ABOUT CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
The Cleveland Cavaliers organization is committed to delivering a championship-caliber experience both on and off the court that positively impacts and elevates the Cleveland community, the region and fans everywhere. In 2016, the Cavaliers delivered Cleveland its first championship in 52 years and became the only team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit to become NBA Champions. The 2017 Eastern Conference Champions enter the 2017-18 season with the same goal of bringing another championship to the city of Cleveland and the greatest fans in the NBA. Follow the Cavs on Twitter (@cavs), Instagram (@cavs) and Facebook (facebook.com/cavs).
ABOUT CAVALIER GIRLS
The Cavalier Girls dance team are a popular part of the Cavs award-winning game entertainment presentation. They serve as ambassadors of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization spreading the team’s culture of pure determination, passion, fun and excitement throughout the community.