Several student-athletic teams at both Elyria High School and Elyria Catholic High School in Ohio suited up in new uniforms this year thanks to Nick Abraham Buick GMC.
“We truly appreciate the support of Nick Abraham Buick GMC,” said Elyria High School Athletic Director Heather Beck. “Being able to provide new uniforms for our softball team is amazing.”
The Elyria, Ohio-based dealership provided both home and away uniforms for the Pioneers’ girls softball team.
“Their support through the purchase of new uniforms for the softball program has also enabled us to be able to purchase uniforms for another team in need this year,” Beck said, adding that the partnership resonates with the community, staff, and administration of Elyria High School.
“It’s great to have a relationship with local businesses,” she said. “We look forward to partnering with them on future projects.”
Nick Abraham Buick GMC also has a partnership with Elyria Catholic High School (ECHS), according to Michael Abraham, president of the company, which provided new uniforms to the Panthers’ girls basketball team, as well as for both girls and boys track and field.
“I actually went to Elyria Catholic, my dad went to Elyria Catholic, my sisters attended Elyria Catholic, and my daughters are both going to Elyria Catholic,” said Abraham. “So, it is definitely great to be a uniform sponsor at Elyria Catholic and at Elyria High.”
“We want to do anything that we can to help both schools get to the next level,” he said.
The financial contribution that ECHS received from Nick Abraham Buick GMC was greatly appreciated by all members of the Elyria Catholic community, said Jim Piazza, athletic director of ECHS.
“Thanks to the generous support of Nick Abraham Buick GMC, a financial burden was taken off of the EC Athletic Department,” Piazza said. “Because we did not have to fundraise to replace the basketball and track uniforms, we were able to use our resources for other areas of our program.”
Abraham also said that the uniforms provided to the student-athletes through the DistrictWON partnership and the related functions are beneficial for his company, too.
For instance, the dealership participated in a halftime event at Elyria Catholic where Buick GMC employees got to go out on the basketball court and hand out free company T-shirts.
“It went really, really, really well,” said Abraham. “We handed out a lot of T-shirts that we had and a lot of people in the crowd were wearing them, so that was a great thing. And we got to see the new uniforms being worn.”
At the same time, Abraham said he’s talked to the coaches and a lot of the kids and their parents, who told him they truly appreciated the new uniforms. And he said the quality of the shirts is very nice.
“It’s been a good partnership so far,” he added. “We would definitely be interested in doing it again, for sure.”
And ECHS would welcome a long-lasting partnership, as well.
“We consider this partnership to be a blessing to both the EC Athletic Department and the entire school,” Piazza said.
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