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UNF Athletics announces partnership with CSI Companies

UNF Athletics is excited to announce the largest partnership in its history as it joins the Jacksonville-based company, CSI Companies. The collaboration was made public during a press conference at the UNF Arena on Tuesday, June 7.

The partnership will kick off with a myriad of facility improvements that will have an impact on all student-athletes across North Florida’s athletics department.

“I could not be more excited to announce this game-changing partnership with CSI Companies,” said Nick Morrow, UNF Director of Athletics. “The partnership fits our plan of engaging with local businesses and growing our athletic department to be the best in the ASUN Conference and a national brand. The CSI Companies agreement is the largest in UNF Athletics history and it will help fund facility enhancements and provide professional development opportunities for our student-athletes. I know I speak for our entire athletic department when I express our appreciation for CSI Companies and their leadership team of Chris, Kate and Josh.”

Accompanying the partnership is the funding of several UNF Arena projects taking place this summer, including the construction of the Bank of England Hospitality Suite and the replacement of the original UNF Arena floor.

The new floor will be known as CSI Companies Court, and it will feature the CSI Companies’ logo along with UNF’s navy on the baselines and sidelines. Highlighted in the middle will be the North Florida banner logo and a cutout of the state of Florida with a star symbolizing Jacksonville’s location as well as the connection between North Florida and CSI Companies.

“This partnership enhances our commitment to our community and our local college graduates,” said Chris Flakus, CEO of CSI Companies and 1989 UNF graduate. “Both CSI and UNF are growing rapidly and together we can help facilitate bigger and better things.”

With its corporate headquarters off Baymeadows Road, just two miles away from UNF’s campus, CSI Companies provides technology-based solutions for leading organizations, assisting with advisory services, strategic solutions and placing skilled talent.

Around 37 current CSI employees at the Jacksonville location graduated from UNF, and 16 employees are former college athletes, having competed in sports such as soccer, track and field, rowing, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, tennis, golf, volleyball, dance and football.  The partnership not only aims to assist students while attending UNF but also as they pursue careers.

For more information on the partnership, replay the live stream of the announcement.