NEW YORK – May 16, 2012 –Maverik Lacrosse ( today announced it has joined forces with Xcelerate Lacrosse Camps as part of its “Evolve The Player, Advance The Game” initiative to grow the game of lacrosse. Maverik will provide Xcelerate with Maverik Athletes Billy Bitter and Brian Karalunas that will be working alongside Xcelerate’s impressive staff of coaches at camps this summer. Checkout Xcelerates camps in Tacoma, WA; Covallis, OR; Vail, CO; St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO; Georgetown, TX; Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Elk, NC; Berea, OH and Oyster Bay, NY. Visit to sign up today. Make sure to visit the Maverik Lacrosse Facebook page for the latest gear, news and updates on all Maverik athletes.

“We could not be happier to have Maverik’s support and are excited to give our campers the opportunity to learn from some of the best players in the world,” said Steve Anderson. “Maverik and its athletes are true ambassadors of our sport and their efforts to grow lacrosse are commendable.”

Xcelerate prides itself on challenging campers to improve their skills and overall team play. Xcelerate’s coaching staff evaluates the talent levels of all of its campers the first day of camp and places them into smaller groups of similar skill levels and age groups to provide them with individual and team instruction. Throughout the camp week, campers build on their knowledge and gain confidence in their game, while having a lot of fun in the process. Every field position is covered at Xcelerate’s camps: Attack, Midfield, Face-Off, Defense, and Goalie.

“We are committed as a company to sharing our knowledge of lacrosse and growing the game of lacrosse nationally as well as internationally,” said John Gagliardi, founder and President of Maverik Lacrosse. “Steve and his staffs dedication to helping kids and growing the sport of lacrosse in non-traditional areas of the country is what attracted us to partner with Xcelerate.”