Partnership Opportunities

The first active NCAA Division II institution in Northeast Ohio, Lake Erie College is growing into one of the premier athletic programs in the region.  Just five years ago, Lake Erie fielded 10 varsity teams at the Division III level. The school’s roster of athletic offerings now features 17 sports, the Storm became an active member of Division II and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC), viewed as the nation’s premier D-II athletic conference. 

Over 25,000 fans attend Lake Erie sporting events each year and more are expected to make their way to Painesville with the Storm’s increased prescence and conference expansion.  Nearly 40,000 fans enjoy GLIAC football each week and the average attendance for league basketball games in the league is over 2,000 for men’s basketball and 1,200 for women’s games. 

In just a short time as a full Division II member, Lake Erie has reached record heights. Storm athletes have earned: 

• Three time individual NCAA national championships • Over 40 national qualifiers • Over 40 All-American honors • Eight conference champions • Over 200 Academic All-GLIAC selections • Over 100 All-GLIAC performances • Dozens of all-region athletes • Academic All-District first teamers •
One Major League Baseball Draft pick • One U.S. Junior National champion •
One U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier


Your business can benefit from a direct association with Lake Erie College. Our corporate partnerships can be tailored to match your company’s goals through a unique combination of advertising and sponsorship opportunities.