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CHAMPS Group Purchasing Announces Partnership with Cleveland Cavaliers

March 21, 2023

CHAMPS Group Purchasing (CHAMPS GPO) is proud to announce a partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers, an extension of CHAMPS GPO’s ongoing work to connect with local leaders and organizations and invest resources to achieve the overall mission of creating strong, healthy communities.

“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Cleveland Cavaliers,” said Brian Lane, president & CEO for CHAMPS. “We hold in common with the Cavs a dedication to this community we share and a commitment to ongoing work to support its advancement.”

“The Cavaliers are excited to add CHAMPS, another hometown company headquartered right here in Cleveland, to our family of partners,” said Matt O’Brien, Cleveland Cavaliers Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships. “We look forward to using our global platform to help shine a light on their unique savings service and build upon their already incredible membership base.”

Headquartered in Cleveland, CHAMPS GPO serves more than 20,000 member locations nationwide, providing savings on goods and services members use every day.

“We’re proud to have saved our GPO members more than $48 million in 2022, including $17.8 million for members in Ohio,” said Mario Franco, executive vice president and chief operating officer for CHAMPS. “This savings translates directly into the ability to create jobs, and we help CHAMPS members invest in small, local, diverse suppliers, helping support the growth of these businesses and their local economies.”

The partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers is the latest for CHAMPS GPO, which is also working with Greater Cleveland Partnership / Council of Smaller Enterprises, Team NEO and JobsOhio in addition to launching its Give Back program in 2020, which is aimed at supporting local nonprofits.

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