We’re proud to announce that we’ve entered a multi-year, integrated partnership with Northwestern Athletics. This landmark sponsorship is set to begin this fall and will be defined by significant collaboration and innovation.
For the first time, Northwestern fans and alumni will have access to Wildcats-branded checking and debit cards through Wintrust Bank. As part of our larger partnership investment with Chicago's Big Ten Team, Wintrust will adopt the designation as the "Official Bank of Northwestern Athletics" and become a vital brand within the Foundational Partner Program, joining Northwestern Medicine as founding members for the 2018-19 campaign.
Wintrust will also serve as the presenting sponsor of the Northwestern Radio Network for all football and basketball games on WGN AM-720, be the title sponsor of Ryan Field premium seating in The Wildcat Den, and receive unique entitlements within the new Welsh-Ryan Arena opening in November.
"We're a local company that was built to serve this area, and nothing shows that more than being involved with the things that truly reflect Chicagoland," said Wintrust President, CEO & Founder Edward J. Wehmer. "That's why we're proud to sponsor iconic institutions such as the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and DePaul's Wintrust Arena, and to solidify partnerships like the one with Northwestern University Athletics. Aligning Chicago's Bank with Chicago's Big Ten Team just made perfect sense. It's an honor to officially say: Go 'Cats!"
We look forward to an amazing partnership with Northwestern Athletics and cheering on its talented sports program in the years to come.