HARRISON, NJ (March 30, 2023) – In advance of the highly anticipated home opener on Sunday, April 1 at Red Bull Arena, Gotham FC today announced six of the club’s major partners for the 2023 season. CarMax, Hackensack Meridian Health, Johnnie Walker, Soccer Post, Algorand, and US Fertility are among the brands partnering with Gotham FC for an exciting new year of fan activations, sponsored events, special theme nights, and health and wellness benefits throughout the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League season.
“We are extremely proud to be aligned with these amazing brands and companies who are genuine supporters of Gotham FC and women’s soccer and understand the benefits of collaborating with our club,” said Gotham FC Acting President Nan Vogel. “CarMax, Hackensack Meridian Health, Johnnie Walker, Soccer Post, and US Fertility have demonstrated a deep commitment to our club, players and fans, and we are looking forward to working with them and all of our partners during what will be a season to remember.”
As Gotham FC’s official jersey sleeve partner and the presenter of the team’s regular season, CarMax continues its multiyear partnership as the club’s exclusive auto retailer. The nation’s largest retailer of used cars – with a commitment to innovation and the best in customer experiences – will provide exclusive ticket promotions in addition to collaborating on a season-long content series that appears across all Gotham FC platforms. Gotham FC and CarMax will announce additional partnership activations during the season.
“CarMax is proud to continue our partnership with Gotham FC,” said Sarah Lane, VP, Marketing at CarMax. “As believers in the power of women’s sport, we look forward to working with Gotham FC on delivering memorable experiences and content to their passionate fans all season long.”
Hackensack Meridian Health continues its partnership with the club for the 8th season, serving as the Official Hospital System, Hometown Hospital, and Medical Provider of Gotham FC.
In addition to a team physician, Hackensack Meridian Health is also providing Gotham FC with physicals, athletic trainers, sports physical therapy and rehabilitation services for players. On Saturday, September 16, Hackensack Meridian Health will be the Presenting Sponsor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night, when Gotham FC takes on the Washington Spirit at Red Bull Arena. The evening will help raise awareness and support for Tackle Kids Cancer, a Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation philanthropic initiative where 100% of gifts directly impact pediatric cancer research, survivorship programs and support for patients and their families here in New Jersey. Since 2015, Gotham FC minority owner Eli Manning has served as Team Captain of Tackle Kids Cancer on behalf of Hackensack Meridian Health and remains a staunch advocate for the program.
“Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to partner with Gotham FC to benefit our community and to help keep players healthy,” said Hackensack Meridian Health CEO, Robert C. Garrett, FACHE. “We look forward to this special event which will support Tackle Kids Cancer, a gamechanger in the lives of pediatric oncology patients and their families. A special thanks to Eli Manning and Gotham FC for their strong commitment to the community.’’
Gotham FC begins the season with Algorand remaining the front-of-jersey partner and the club's official blockchain and NFT partner.
Johnnie Walker, the world’s best-selling Scotch Whisky brand, has formed a new multi-year partnership with Gotham FC as part of an ongoing commitment to equalizing the playing field in women’s sports. During key moments throughout the season, the club’s new official whisky partner will provide excitement and great drinks at fan-focused events and celebrations. Gotham FC and Johnnie Walker will unveil special partnership activations in the coming weeks, as they collectively work to break boundaries and bring together communities from all walks of life.
Gotham FC continues to partner with Soccer Post, the largest local community focused soccer specialty company in the United States, as the official and exclusive Soccer Store partner that manages the club’s onsite and online merchandise sales.
As one of the key components of Gotham FC’s new partnership with US Fertility, the club’s official Fertility Partner will provide fertility services to Gotham FC players, coaches, and staff through its largest partner practice, Shady Grove Fertility, in the New York region. Among the fertility services provided are consultations, testing for women and men, and egg freezing, storage, thawing, and transfer.
“The partnership with US Fertility further demonstrates Gotham FC’s commitment to the health and wellness of players, coaches, and staff,” said Vogel. “In addition to the important services that US Fertility will provide to our organization, this partnership will also extend expert information to our fans through educational sessions led by nationally recognized physicians.”