MINNESOTA THUNDER ACADEMY DESIGNATED AS NIKE PREMIER CLUB
 
The Nike Premier Club network is a "family" of 46 of the top youth elite clubs in the U.S. They exemplify the best in performance, professionalism and youth development.
 
The relationship with Nike will offer MTA many unique opportunities. MTA teams will have an opportunity to participate in prestigious tournaments such as the Nike Manchester United Premier Cup and Nike Friendlies for both boys and girls. In addition, MTA soccer players will have access to special US National Team events and exclusive Nike promotional activities and product testing.
 
About NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton , Oregon is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; NIKE Bauer Hockey, Inc., a leading designer and distributor of hockey equipment; Cole Haan, a leading designer and marketer of luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Exeter Brands Group LLC, which designs and markets athletic footwear and apparel for the value retail channel.