Starting this week of August 1st of 2022, Jimmy John’s is the new official partner of Lakeland United FC, and Mastro proudly assisted the soccer club in securing the sponsorship and partnership.
Lakeland United FC is local a soccer club and bridge program in Polk County, Florida. The project brings local players and athletes from all over the world in order to develop their skills and get athletic scholarships in colleges and universities. Read more about the program here.
The stores actively participating in this partnership are at Downtown Lakeland, South Lakeland and Bartow. Jimmy John’s is a nation-wide sandwich chain headquartered in Illinois, founded by Jimmy John Liautad in 1983. The chain has over 2700 locations. In 2016, Roark Capital Group purchased a majority stake in the business. Later, in 2019, Inspire Brands purchased the company from Roark Capital Group for an unspecified amount.
This sponsorship is the beginning of a relationship between brands.
“For me, it is an honor to have Jimmy Johns as an official partner and have their brand associated with our brand and the culture we are working to build and instill in our student-athletes. I’ve always been a fan of the franchise and their menu definitely stand in line with a healthy diet and life style that are expected from high level and high performance athletes. I believe it is important to create partnerships with companies that bring in a value that is intrinsic to the work we do and to the philosphy we build and follow. I’m really excited to be able to provide our guys with the best of what Jimmy John has to offer. We have international players coming from all over the world and we should even have a great cutural exchange and we hope they also become big fans of the best sandwich in town!” - Tauan Salgado, Director of Soccer for Lakeland United FC