Oct. 4, 2006
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference (WCC) has reached a partnership agreement with Holland Sports Properties LLC, announced WCC Commissioner Mike Gilleran and Holland Sports Properties CEO J. P. Holland. Holland Sports Properties is the conference's exclusive outside sports marketing company, and will work with the conference to develop and implement a corporate partner program to generate revenue for the conference.
"We are excited to partner with Holland Sports Properties in a joint effort to further develop the league's corporate partnership program and the WCC brand,'' said Gilleran. "We're confident that the experience that Holland Sports Properties brings to this relationship will help the WCC reach its corporate sponsorship goals."
"Holland Sports Properties is very pleased to be the exclusive outside sports marketing company of the West Coast Conference," said Holland. "The WCC's members are outstanding academic institutions with a storied history of athletic success. This profile combined with a footprint that covers virtually all of the top markets in the west make for a unique and valuable sponsorship opportunity."
About the WCC
The West Coast Conference traces its roots to 1952, and its members span the western coast of the United States from Canada to Mexico. The current alignment has remained unchanged since 1979, making the WCC the third most stable conference in the nation. Only the Ivy League and Pacific-10 Conference have been together longer.
Conference members include Gonzaga, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Portland, Saint Mary's, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara. The men's basketball loop is long on history, ranging from the Bill Russell-led San Francisco national champions in 1955 and `56 to high-octane Loyola Marymount, which set the current NCAA single season scoring record in 1990, to the national run by Gonzaga over the last several years.
About the Holland Sports Properties
Holland Sports Properties LLC is a national marketing and professional services company serving the sports industry. Holland Sports develops and sells corporate sponsorship programs, and provides consulting and advisory services to sports organizations and companies. Holland Sports is the exclusive outside sports marketing company for four Division I collegiate athletic conferences representing 36 universities: the Big Sky Conference, the Ohio Valley Conference, the Patriot League and the West Coast Conference.