Phoenix Rising FC and Northern Arizona University (NAU) have reached a multi-year agreement to make NAU the official and exclusive education partner of Arizona’s professional soccer club.
As part of the agreement, the NAU logo will now adorn the right sleeve of Phoenix Rising’s first team and the thousands of children playing in the Phoenix Rising youth system.
“There was a lot of success and momentum built, working together with Northern Arizona University in 2021,” said Rising GM Bobby Dulle. “We are excited to represent this fantastic university on the field and off, at both the professional and youth levels. We look forward to partnering on many great initiatives throughout the great state of Arizona.”
In addition to the jersey sleeve and the presenting night, NAU will also work with Rising to support the local community during Hispanic Heritage Month. With more than 20 locations statewide, NAU continues to expand its footprint in Arizona. Accordingly, Rising and NAU will announce community event details planned to take place in Yuma and Flagstaff later this season.
“We’re delighted to be expanding our relationship with Phoenix Rising,” said NAU President José Luis Cruz Rivera. “Rising is committed to not only entertaining and winning on the pitch, but also to being part of the communities across our state in a meaningful way. Our partnership gives us the opportunity to work on initiatives that will drive greater brand recognition among parents, families and students, as well as deeper engagement with communities that are so important to the future of the State of Arizona.”
About Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University is a higher-research institution providing exceptional educational opportunities in Arizona and beyond. NAU delivers a student-centered experience to its nearly 30,000 students in Flagstaff, statewide and online through rigorous academic programs in a supportive, inclusive and diverse environment. Dedicated, world-renowned faculty help ensure students achieve academic excellence, experience personal growth, have meaningful research opportunities and are positioned for personal and professional success.