Ready® Announces Performance Partnership With Saint Francis University Named Official Sports Drink of Red Flash Athletics

Ready® Announces Performance Partnership With Saint Francis University Named Official Sports Drink of Red Flash Athletics

Ready® (@ready_nutrition), one of the fastest growing sports nutrition companies in America with co-owners Aaron Donald and Giannis Antetokounmpo, announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA) to become the Official Sports Drink of Red Flash Athletics. The agreement is for 3 years with Ready® and marks the first time the department has entered into an exclusive partnership for Sports Drinks.

As Saint Francis Athletics’ Official Sports Drink, Ready® will be the exclusive provider of sports drinks to over 600 student athletes in 25 Red Flash programs. Those beverages include Ready’s® regular Sports Drinks and Sports Drinks-Light in RTD and sideline powder formulations. The partnership will also include Ready’s full line of performance products including protein powder, bars and protein infused drinks and snacks.

“It’s extremely gratifying when a school judges your sports nutritional products superior to other options,” said Ready® founder and CEO Pat Cavanaugh. “Saint Francis has a robust sports nutrition program and we look forward to supplementing its effectiveness by fueling the Red Flash with our best-in-class sports drinks and other performance nutrition products.”

“We are beyond thrilled to partner with Ready®,” said Saint Francis University Athletic Director, James Downer. “ The ability to provide our student-athletes with a superior brand of Sports Drinks and performance products is an absolute game-changer for Red Flash Athletics. Enhancing our nutritional efforts and improving the overall wellness of our athletic population is a central objective for our department. Our partnership with Ready® significantly enhances our ability to reach those aspirations.”

Ready® has fueled student athletes at over 200 colleges and universities across America including a number of Power 5 schools. In addition, besides Donald and Antetokounmpo, the United States top ranked tennis player, Jessica Pegula, and Pittsburgh Steeler starting QB Kenny Pickett are Ready® Athletes.

As part of the agreement Ready® will receive branded signage and visibility at the school’s athletic events.

About Ready® 

Ready® was founded in 2012 by former University of Pittsburgh basketball team captain, Pat Cavanaugh. The company’s all-natural portfolio includes its super fruit-based sports drinksprotein barsprotein waterplant based functional snacks and protein powder.  Its products are currently available in over 25,000 retail outlets including Walmart, Costco, Dollar Tree, Whole Foods, Publix, Food Lion and Giant Eagle.  Over 200 college and university athletic programs have provided their student-athletes with Ready® products with the brand currently being the Official Protein of UCLA Athletics and Official Sports Drink of Gonzaga athletics and its nationally renowned basketball program.  The United States’ top ranked tennis player and #3-ranked in the world, Jessica Pegula, and NFL rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett have joined the Brand as Ready® athletes.  Ready® is also the Official Sports Drink of The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The Brand has committed to a major funding partnership with the Susan G. Komen® organization for 2023 to assist in its fight against breast cancer.

For Information Contact
Sotiris Aggelou
Vice President – Global Brand Partnerships