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Coach Nabs Nike for Victory Day Sponsor

One of the most popular names in sporting goods has agreed to sponsor Victory Day 2012.

Nike has endorsed some of the greatest athletes in the history of professional sports. Michael Jordan. Derek Jeter. Tiger Woods.

Now, one of the most recognizable corporate symbols in the world, the "swoosh," will rest above the left chest of the special needs children participating in .

Representatives from Nike, in association with Team Sports Inc., have agreed to provide football jerseys, complete with embroidered names and Victory Day logo, and footballs to every student participating in this year's event.

Last year, over 60 students from the Jo Brighton Skills Center, Lincoln Center and Madison School in Wyandotte participated in the event.

Aaron Segedi, Victory Day creator and Trenton varsity football coach, said a brought a great deal of attention to Victory Day and things began to snowball from there.

Segedi said he received a call from a representative of Team Sports, a business that sells Nike sporting goods to high schools, who had read the article and was interested in knowing more about Victory Day.

"The next day he calls and said, "I met with our regional guy...we're in,'" Segedi said.

The jerseys would have cost Segedi about $50 each, if not for Nike's donation.

Segedi said he had made a wish list for Victory Day and football jerseys were at the top of the list.

The Huffington Post picked up the Trenton Patch article for their "Greatest Person of the Day" section, which helped Victory Day spread like wildfire.

Segedi said he has received emails from coaches and teachers at high schools throughout Michigan, Ohio, Arizona and Virginia--each wanting to know how they can start their own Victory Day.

Though Nike was a huge boost, Segedi said he is still looking for sponsors and is currently creating a sponsor package for the event.

Items remaining on Segedi's wish list are:

  • Event programs
  • Victory Day website
  • Youth goal posts
  • Additional sponsors

Victory Day 2012 is set for 10:30 a.m. September 15 at .

To donate time or money to Victory Day or to become a sponsor call Aaron Segedi 734-552-4654 or email him at segedia@hotmail.com.

Nate Stemen (Editor) March 30, 2012 at 12:51 PM
If you could invite one person to Victory Day, alive or dead, who would it be?
Kyle Stack March 30, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I think it would be my Grandfather, Arnold Begeman, as he was valdictorian of his class at Trenton High School and loved living in Trenton. He would have been proud of Aaron Segedi and the work he has done with Victory Day!
Bill Jasman March 31, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Nate, Trenton Rotary Sponsored the 2011 Victory Day along with a grant from Rotary International. We are glad to have a partner like NIKE joining us and we are planning on supporting Victory Day 2012.

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