NEW YORK – August 11, 2011 – The inaugural Stowe Lax Festival sponsored by Maverik Lacrosse lived up to its founders vision: where lax meets life. Over 1,500 players and their families were treated to 80 degree weather, a picturesque setting of the Stowe mountains from every field, great food (a pig roast) and live music.

“We couldn’t have been more pleased with the participation from the Stowe community, the club and town teams, the individual players and everyone who showed up to support our first Stowe Lax Festival,” said EW Bitter, co-president of Bitter Lacrosse. “Our vision for a lifestyle and family oriented lacrosse festival was truly embraced by all those that attended.”

The Stowe Lax Festival tournament weekend had something for everyone who attended. Parents and players alike enjoyed the live band “Shaydes of Green” at the Maverik Lacrosse tent on Saturday and the barbecue pig roast satisfied everyone’s appetite.

Also on display over the festival was Maverik’s new T1 trailer which cranked out the tunes and displayed all of Maverik’s gear for next season, the ROME gloves, Spider1 head, the Boost, Hemi and New Wonderboy shaft.

“I was blown away by the feedback we have already received from parents and the players,” said Billy Bitter, co-president of Bitter Lacrosse. “One of the parent’s shared with me that ‘this is the first tournament that they actually are looking forward to coming back to next year with their my family’ and one player even told me that ‘this is the coolest tournament they have been to this year.’ Our goal from the beginning and will always be is to bringing families, lacrosse and lifestyle together for an unbeatable summer lacrosse experience in the beautiful mountains of Stowe.”

Maverik Lacrosse LLC ( founded in 2005 by John Gagliardi, Team USA Player and All-World Defenseman and Jay Jalbert, All-World Midfielder, 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, plays, develops and delivers innovative products that perform and exceed the professional demands of its founders. Maverik Lacrosse is a division of the Bauer Performance Sport’s Group and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Bauer Performance Sports Ltd designs, manufacturers and markets performance sports equipment and related apparel under the leading brands Bauer Hockey, Maverik Lacrosse and Mission Roller Hockey.

  • A Lacrosse Fan

    This place has the potential to be the new Vail…Stowe is an absolutely epic place and the Bitter Family, partnered with Maverik, obviously know what they’re doing! Can’t wait to see this thing grow.

  • LaxMom37

    Great tournament! We hope to be back next summer!!

  • laxbama

    We did not have a clue about Lacrosse until 4 years ago and now we love it and live it but this was by far one of the BEST tournaments we have been to by far.  You did not leave anyone in the family out.  I am sure yours will be on the top of everyones list as the go to tourament next year.  Don”t change a thing just keep adding do it.