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UIC Flames Welcome Newest Partner—Impact Networking

CHICAGO, April 29, 2020—Leading managed service provider, Impact Networking and the UIC Flames have entered into a 10-year partnership that will make Impact Networking the presenting sponsor of the VIP Courtside Club at Credit Union 1 Arena. This game day hospitality space will be enhanced and rebranded prior to the 2020-21 UIC men’s basketball season. Impact Networking will also be the presenting partner of UIC’s Ignite eWards which honor the accomplishments of student-athletes and teams over the past year.

“We appreciate Impact Networking’s long-term commitment to Flames Athletics,” said UIC Director of Athletics Michael Lipitz. “The additional resources delivered through this partnership will enable us to better provide for our 300 student-athletes across 18 varsity teams.”

“We are very excited to be joining the UIC Flames family,” said Impact Networking CEO, Frank Cucco. “It’s an incredible opportunity to partner with Chicago’s public research university and its athletics program and we look forward to working with Michael and his entire team.”

In addition to the naming rights to the VIP Courtside Club, Impact will be the presenting sponsor of UIC Athletics Hall of Fame banquets over the next decade. Impact will also have opportunities to engage with the UIC student body and alumni network through alumni mixer events, ticket promotions, UIC career fairs, and other initiatives.

The deal was stewarded by 4FRONT, who has been working with UIC’s athletics department for the past two years, assisting with digital marketing efforts, partnership sales, fan insights, and more.