Heartland Funds Renews Sponsorship With Marquette Athletics

The partnership was first formed in 2009.

Oct. 28, 2011

The Marquette University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the renewal of its sponsorship agreement with Heartland Funds, extending a valuable partnership which first developed in 2009.

“We are extremely excited to be continuing our relationship with Marquette athletics,” said Dave Ribbens, Head of Distribution for Heartland. “We have been pleased with the results of our partnership with Marquette and we look forward to continuing this support. With 130 years of history in Milwaukee, MU provides a unique platform to engage the entire community, finance students and the arts. Marquette’s participation in the BIG EAST conference links us to a wider audience, including the financial center of the world, New York City, which has helped us widen the reach of our brand.“

“We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with Heartland Funds,” said Mike Broeker, MU’s Acting Athletic Director. “It has been a great partner not only to athletics, but to the entire Marquette community, including its support of the Haggerty Museum. We look forward to building on our relationship for many years to come.”

The agreement was secured by Nelligan Sports Marketing, Marquette University’s long time multi-media and sponsorship rights holder.

About Heartland Funds
Heartland Advisor's mission is to strive to deliver superior investment results and outstanding client service. Since the inception of the Heartland Value Fund in 1984, Heartland has grown to 17 seasoned investment professionals dedicated to leveraging more than 248 years of the team's experience to strive to generate superior investment results through disciplined value investing. Heartlands team mates are committed to making a difference you're certain to notice. Whether it's the portfolio managers, our shareholder services support or the Independent Board of Directors, you'll find genuine, savvy professionals who are excited to share their knowledge with you.

About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit University dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Our mission, therefore, is the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others. All this we pursue for the greater glory of God and the common benefit of the human community.

About Nelligan Sports Marketing
Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc. provides sales and marketing expertise for sports properties worldwide. NSM is dedicated to building long-term relationships with clients through exceptional management of the properties represented and by maximizing revenue growth through its corporate relationships. NSM's high-level sales executives have a proven track record of exceptional revenue growth and management of the sports properties represented. In addition to Marquette University, NSM represents some of the elite college properties in the country, including the Patriot League, Brown University, Bucknell University, UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield, Cleveland State University, Colorado State University, Fairfield University, Florida Atlantic University, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana State University, University of Louisville, University of Massachusetts, Middle Tennessee State University, Missouri State University, Monmouth University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Providence College, Rutgers University, University of Texas at San Antonio, West Virginia University, University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, The Champs Sports Bowl, The Capital One Bowl, the Penn Relays and several other sports properties. For more information about Nelligan Sports Marketing, please visit www.nelligansports.com.


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