As the club enters its sophomore season, community partnerships have kept the momentum rolling into 2016.
The 2016 campaign welcomes back title sponsor Bank of Ann Arbor and presenting sponsor Audi of Ann Arbor. As title sponsor, Bank of Ann Arbor will once again be shirt sponsor for the 2016 home and away kits. Audi of Ann Arbor will again be featured with their custom “GOOOOAL on the back of the jerseys.
AFC Ann Arbor Co-owner Bilal Saeed has been leading the sponsorship efforts and is pleased to welcome back these two partners.
He added, “Both Bank of Ann Arbor and Audi of Ann Arbor have shown AFC Ann Arbor a great deal of support from Day 1. They're the type of sponsors that do so much for our community that they truly enhance the experience of living in the area. We're proud to be working with businesses that care a great deal about their community. We appreciate their continued support to help us bring semi-pro soccer to Ann Arbor."
In total, 10 sponsors return for the 2016 season with the addition of 9 new partners eager to be apart of the Mighty Oak. AFC Ann Arbor has planted its roots even deeper into the community and very humbled by the support in this area. Saeed added, "Taking that next step by joining the National Premier Soccer League and bringing in new coach Eric Rudland helped the club raise the bar for our sophomore season. All of the new sponsors played a role in our growth and will help us continue to raiser the bar. To have so many great local businesses like MOVE Wellness and The Little Seedling partner with us shows us how much AFC Ann Arbor already means to the community and we're thankful for that."
Bank of Ann Arbor- Official Bank
As the title sponsor of the team and official bank of AFC Ann Arbor, Bank of Ann Arbor has committed long-term to the club and is an integral part of the organization as Official Bank.
Audi of Ann Arbor- Official Car Dealership
Audi North America recently signed a long-term partnership agreement with the MLS and as part of the new agreement; Audi introduced an MLS exclusive logo to enhance the partnership. Audi of Ann Arbor has worked closely with their corporate team to get the approval to integrate this new logo with the Audi of Ann Arbor brand making for a unique, and very exciting partnership for the team.
While Wickfield Properties manages a diverse real estate portfolio, it has developed into one of the largest property and asset managers in the City of Ann Arbor. Wickfield has partnered with AFC Ann Arbor to become the exclusive real estate option for player housing.
Official Restaurants- Jolly Pumpkin, Blue Tractor and The Pretzel Bell
Some of the absolute best restaurants in Ann Arbor have partnered with our club to host team events as well as become the official restaurants of the Mighty Oak.
Absopure- Official Water
As the Official Water of AFC Ann Arbor, Absopure will continue their efforts to keep the team and supporters hydrated with the all new Absopure +.
Constant Motion Productions- Official Video Production Team
Constant Motion Productions (CoMo) is the team behind amazing AFC Ann Arbor videos. CoMo has expanded their footprint in the Ann Arbor area having worked on projects for The Last Word, BTB Burrito and the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to name a few.
MOVE Wellness – Official Fitness & Wellness Partner
MOVE Wellness may be a new sponsor but the staff is quite familiar with AFC Ann Arbor having attended a number of the home matches last year. As the Official Fitness and Wellness Partner, MOVE will be working directly with our team by offering private yoga and pilates instruction for the Mighty Oak.
Arbor Brewing Company – Official Pub
Matt and Rene Greff are no strangers to supporting local events and community projects. So when the two saw the original IndieGoGo campaign, they didn’t hesitate to get involved. Since then, Arbor Brewing has grown their relationship with AFC Ann Arbor to become the Official Pub of the club.
Big George’s – Official Appliance Center
Big George’s gave away (1) TV per home match last season and have extended their partnership into 2016 but will be offering a different variety of giveaway items this season.
Underground Printing- Official Apparel Provider
As the official apparel provider of AFC Ann Arbor, Underground Printing handles all of the team’s merchandising efforts as well as carrying retail product for the club at their three local locations.
BTB Burrito- Official Burrito
Known as an Ann Arbor original, BTB Burrito has been providing the area with amazing burritos, nachos, quesadillas and more for over 12 years and returns as the Official Burrito of AFC Ann Arbor for the second year.
Grizzly Peak - Official Brewery
As the Official Brewery of the Mighty Oak, Grizzly Peak continues to support our club's events and overall mission. As a returning sponsor, Grizzly Peak will continue to play an instrumental role in in helping the club grow.
The Little Seedling
Molly had to act quickly to address her own family’s need of cloth diaper services and out sprung Little Seedling. Staying true to a parents serving parents approach, Little Seedling offers a wide variety of parenting needs including child passenger safety, cloth-diapering service, baby carriers, and priceless parenting information from the staff.
United Dairy Industry of Michiagn
Milk Means More to UDIM. In Partnership with AFC Ann Arbor, UDIM is dedicated to serving Michigan’s hard working dairy families. The goal is the reconnect the consumers with the people behind the food in promoting locally produced dairy products.
Located in Dundee, MI, Splash Universe provides an escape for your family offering over 100,000 gallons of indoor water park fun. The Mighty Oak encourages you to explore the twisting slides or the 500-gallon bucket which are only a couple of the attractions to enjoy at Splash Universe.
Revel & Roll
With 26 bowling lanes, today’s hottest arcade games, top-shelf food with an entertainment sports bar, AFC Ann Arbor was thrilled to hold it’s roster reveal event at Revel & Roll. Revel & Roll is without a doubt Ann Arbor’s hottest new family entertainment destination.
Play It Again Sport Ann Arbor
The AFC Ann Arbor ownership group parents more than a dozen youth athletes in the area and understands how expensive youth athletic equipment can be. Play It Again Sports – Ann Arbor has provided us all the solution in being this community’s sporting goods store offering new and used equipment at an affordable price
Goldfish Swim School
One look inside of the Ann Arbor Location and you will realize the care they have taken to make a bright, clean facility with a brand new pool. Goldfish Swim School is the most comfortable place for your children to learn to swim using a curriculum crafted to not only teach kids how to swim but also build character.
Farm Bureau Insurance
AFC Ann Arbor’s exclusive insurance provider, Farm Bureau Insurance, has committed to the state of Michigan since it was founded in 1949. Beyond the best insurance products and services, they strive to invest in Michigan’s future through programs that support education, health and fitness, and immediate community needs.
The Mighty Oak’s go to architecture and design studio is right here in Ann Arbor at Synecdoche. Lisa and Adam use their small practice environment to work fast nimble in creating and producing design office models that work for personality, lifestyle, and play.
Before Orangetheory even opened it’s brand new location in Ann Arbor, they decided to partner with AFC Ann Arbor to help spread the word of fitness and wellness in the community. Returning as a sponsor for the 2016 campaign, OTF is a proud supporter of AFC Ann Arbor.