DANBURY, Conn. – Academy Bus is the newest company to support the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for the 2016-17 athletic season, as announced today by the league’s rights partner, Learfield’s ECAC Sports Properties.
The ECAC-Academy Bus partnership calls for the Hoboken, N.J.-based bus company to be granted any ground transportation commitments that fall within 50 miles of each of the host championship locations. As “Official Transportation Partner”, Academy Bus also will receive select visibility opportunities with the ECAC and it will serve as a bowl game presenting sponsor at the ECAC Division III Football Fest.
“We are certainly excited to be working directly with such a prestigious organization as the ECAC to provide their outstanding participating academic institutions with their required ground transportation needs for the numerous ECAC Championship events,” said Academy Bus Vice President of Sales Antonio Ramos. “To be associated with these impressive student-athletes and their pursuit of excellence on both the field and in the classroom is clearly an undertaking that Academy is proud to be involved with, and we look forward to a truly successful partnership.”
“This is tremendous, Academy Bus coming on to support our member institutions and their student-athletes, and we greatly appreciate their support and commitment to the ECAC,” said Interim Commissioner/CFO John Rollins. “It’s essential for us to align with companies that want to strengthen their position, while at the same time, provide us exceptional support. We’re proud to work with Academy Bus and welcome them back to the ECAC.”
About the ECAC
In the 77 years since its inception, the ECAC has emerged as the nation’s largest Conference, ranging in location from Maine to Georgia, and westerly to Missouri. In 2015-16, the ECAC hosted nearly 100 championships in men’s and women’s sports as the sponsors of over 5,800 varsity teams and 111,000 student-athletes. For more information, visit www.ecacsports.com.
An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. In addition to the ECAC, manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for 120 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; licensing and trademark consulting; digital platform expertise; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.
About Academy Bus
Academy Bus, the largest privately owned and operated transportation company in the US, has been moving groups throughout the east coast for more than 40 years. We have established an industry-wide reputation for top quality customer service and well-maintained late model equipment. We specialize in moving both local and visiting University and Professional Sports teams throughout our Boston to Miami service area and beyond.
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