NEW YORK, June 26, 2013 – Maverik athlete and LXM PRO attackman Billy Bitter is headed off to Croatia to help grow the game of lacrosse overseas. Billy will be running a series of clinics with the Zagreb Bulldogs Men’s Lacrosse team, refereeing tournament games between Croatia, Austria, Serbia and Germany as well as outfitting 40 youth players from head-to-toe in equipment generously donated by Cascade, Maverik and the Manhasset PAL (Nassau County (NY) Police Activity League).
“I could not be more excited about our trip,” said Bitter. “We are really looking forward to sharing our love for lacrosse and helping to establish a foundation for the sport to grow. I would like to thank everyone at Maverik, Cascade and the Manhasset PAL for their generous donation and making our trip possible.”
Joining Billy on his Croatian trip will be his cousins Bobby Duvnjak, a three-time high school All-American at Manhasset who just completed his freshman year playing defense for Harvard. Johnny Duvnjak, also an All-American at Manhasset and a captain at Middlebury will be making the trip along with Harvard sophomore’s Sean McDonogh and Deke Burns.
“I am confident we will all look back on this trip in the years to come and remember the great time we had and be proud of our contributions to establishing lacrosse in Croatia,” added Bitter.
ABOUT CASCADE LACROSSE
Based in Liverpool, NY, Cascade has a celebrated and rich history of delivering revolutionary technology, unrivaled player experiences and 360-degree innovation to the lacrosse community and beyond. Cascade was founded in 1986 and acquired by Bauer Performance Sports, Ltd. in June 2012. As a leader in sports equipment, the company has pioneered advances in head protection beginning with its very first sport helmet for lacrosse. Today, Cascade continues this tradition by routinely adding to its long list of game-changing transformations in safety, comfort and performance. Proud partnerships include 16 NCAA Champions since 1995, Major League Lacrosse and dozens of NHL players who choose Cascade Sports technology. The company delivers innovative high performance headgear to lacrosse, ice hockey, field hockey, swift water rescue and white water sport markets. Learn more at www.cascadelacrosse.com. Bauer Performance Sports, Ltd. is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BAU) whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE and INARIA brands.
ABOUT MAVERIK LACROSSE
Founded in 2005, Maverik Lacrosse is a lacrosse equipment manufacturer whose products are designed and developed by the world’s top lacrosse players for lacrosse players. Team Maverik creates, tests and develops innovative products that perform and exceed the professional demands of its founders. Headquartered in New York, NY, Maverik is a subsidiary of Bauer Performance Sports Ltd., a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BAU) whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE and INARIA brands.