Kennesaw State Athletics announces Superior Plumbing sponsorship

KSU Athletics and Superior Plumbing Press Conference

Official Plumbing Partner signs multi-year pact

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 27, 2014) – The Kennesaw State University Department of Athletics and Superior Plumbing Services, Inc., announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement. Superior Plumbing's investment will provide significant support to KSU's Department of Athletics and its student-athletes, as the school prepares for its inaugural football season in 2015.

"We are proud to have Superior Plumbing as a partner," said Kennesaw State President Daniel S. Papp. “Their commitment to the community has made a tremendous impact and we value their support of Kennesaw State University and our athletics department.”  

Under the terms of the arrangement, Superior Plumbing will contribute $1.5 million over 10 years and will receive naming rights to the Loge Section in Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Additionally, Superior Plumbing becomes the “Official Plumber of KSU Athletics” and will have signage at the KSU Convocation Center, Bailey Park and Stillwell Stadium, advertising in game programs, during television and radio broadcasts and on KSUOwls.com, the Department of Athletics' official website.
 
"I am truly excited to enter into this partnership with Kennesaw State Athletics. It is my belief that it is imperative to support higher education and sports by investing in our community’s future leaders," said Jay Cunningham, president and owner of Superior Plumbing. “I challenge other businesses within our community to step up to the plate in supporting great institutions like Kennesaw State. It’s a winning proposition for everyone.”
 
Superior Plumbing is the third multi-million dollar sponsor that Kennesaw State has partnered with and the second in the last week. The university and Department of Athletics announced a deal with Fifth Third Bank last February that included naming rights to Fifth Third Bank Stadium and a sponsorship with WellStar Health System on Jan. 21.
 
"Jay Cunningham and his team at Superior Plumbing are true servant leaders in this community. They give back to the community in which they live and work and love supporting academics and athletics,” Kennesaw State Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams said. “I am truly excited to have Jay and Superior Plumbing as proud sponsors of Kennesaw State Athletics and look forward to a long relationship." 
    
ABOUT SUPERIOR PLUMBING SERVICES, INC.: From its inception in 1988 when one blue van logoed with “the bathtub man” rolled out each morning from the garage of Jay Cunningham, Superior Plumbing Services, Inc., has gradually grown to a stable company. Shortly after, the bathtub man came the plumbers with red shirts and blue ties. Times have continued to change, and today Superior Plumbing employs a customer service/dispatch staff, an accounting department, mechanic and warehouse staff. The company’s mission is to deliver value to each customer. For Superior Plumbing, value means rendering high quality service, with integrity, in a professional manner, at a fair price. Our mission statement has been crafted over many years of being in business and many heart searching discussions. Our mission statement serves as a compass by which we check our course and a ruler by which we measure ourselves against the standard we've set for ourselves. We invite you to hold us accountable to our mission statement.

ABOUT KENNESAW STATE ATHLETICS: Kennesaw State University sponsors 18 intercollegiate athletic sports and competes at the NCAA Division I level. Seventeen Owls teams compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Football will play at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Series (FCS )level and compete as an associate member of the Big South Conference beginning in 2015. KSU has won a total of six national championships at the NAIA and NCAA Division II levels. Kennesaw State became an NCAA Division I member prior to the 2005-06 athletics season.

ABOUT KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY: Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,600 students from more than 130 countries. 

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