Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury Announce Partnership with Northern Arizona University

Phoenix Suns January 6, 2013

The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury announced today a new multiyear marketing partnership agreement with Northern Arizona University to become the Official Education Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury.

As the official education partner, NAU will team with the Phoenix Suns and Mercury on various community and education-based initiatives. At the forefront of these efforts, the Suns and NAU will host Educator of the Month, a season-long promotion that will recognize teachers in Greater Phoenix and Northern Arizona who consistently go above and beyond to help students succeed.

“We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Northern Arizona University,” said Suns President Jason Rowley.  “Like NAU, the Suns are committed to education and excellence in our state, and we are excited to work together on various programs that focus on the development of Arizona’s youth.”

NAU will also serve as the presenting partner of the national anthem at all Suns home games, and will team with the Suns to host a military recognition night for Arizona service men and women during each season of the agreement. In addition, Suns executives will periodically join NAU student classes as part of a new Guest Instructors Program.

“As Northern Arizona University grows to meet the state’s higher education needs, we welcome this excellent opportunity to bring our message to a wider audience,” said NAU President John Haeger. “By partnering with the Phoenix Suns and Mercury, we can more effectively promote our mission of giving more people access to a college degree. We appreciate the commitment of the Suns and Mercury to join us in this effort.”

The Phoenix Suns will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, January 15 at US Airways Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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