Stillaguamish Tribe, Angel of the Winds Casino Resort Announce Official Partnership with University of Washington Athletics

ARLINGTON, Wash. (May 6, 2024) – The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians and its Angel of the Winds Casino Resort are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking multi-year partnership with University of Washington Athletics as the official casino resort partner statewide for the Huskies. This agreement marks a significant collaboration between two iconic Washington institutions, heralding a new era of sports entertainment.

“As huge supporters of local athletics, we are incredibly excited to kick off this partnership with UW Athletics,” said Eric White, Chairman of The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. “This is a dynamic alliance that not only represents a significant milestone for our casino resort but also for Huskies fans and the wider community. We believe this is a great opportunity to share the Stillaguamish Tribal history and culture that has been in this area since time immemorial.”

The partnership is set to deliver substantial benefits to both parties, with Angel of the Winds Casino Resort securing exclusive marketing and promotional rights across the University of Washington’s athletic programs. This includes high-visibility branding at Husky Stadium, Alaska Airlines Arena, and other athletic facilities, as well as a strong presence during game broadcasts and various digital platforms.

Angel of the Winds’ investment with UW Athletics was approved by the Stillaguamish Tribe, and the partnership will highlight the legacy, culture, and traditions of the Stillaguamish People to UW student-athletes, alumni, and fans.  The investment also includes access for Stillaguamish Tribe members and their families to attend UW home games, youth camps and clinics.

“This new relationship with the Stillaguamish Tribe and Angel of the Winds Resort Casino opens up exciting avenues to enhance our programs and engage with our fans in new, innovative ways,” said Brandon Forbis, General Manager of Huskies Sports Properties. “We look forward to a collaborative partnership that aligns with our university’s pursuit of athletic and academic excellence, while also exposing the Husky community to the rich culture of the Stillaguamish people.”

The partnership will officially commence with UW’s transition to the Big Ten Conference this fall, promising to elevate the game-day experience for Huskies fans while fostering a unique connection between the sports and entertainment sectors in Washington.

The relationship between Angel of Winds Casino and Washington Athletics is managed by Huskies Sports Properties, the locally-based team of Learfield – the media and technology company powering college athletics.