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Gait and Debeer Lacrosse Partner with TheLocker to Offer College Scholarships

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QUINCY, MASS. (Jan. 29, 2015) – Gait and deBeer Lacrosse team up with TheLocker, an athlete-focused social commerce platform, to offer the Coaching is Leadership scholarship and give $1,000 to a male and female high school senior lacrosse player at the end of the 2015 lacrosse season.

“We’re proud to partner with TheLocker in recognizing the incredible lacrosse coaches across the country who have positively impacted the lives of their student athletes,” said Ryan Harrington, Business Director for Gait and deBeer Lacrosse. “The Coaching is Leadership scholarship is a tremendous opportunity for high school seniors to earn money towards college while recognizing their coach for the dedication and positive role model they provided.”

Scholarships will be awarded to those who have been motivated by their coach to succeed in life by inspiring members of their team through leadership skills as well as positively impact the local community.

High school seniors have until May 30 to submit up to a 500 word essay for a chance to be awarded the Coaching is Leadership scholarship at thelockerscholarship.com.

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About TheLocker

TheLocker is an athlete-focused social commerce platform that makes it easy to share, collect and buy sports products. Founded by two-time NCAA All-American and former US National Lacrosse Team member, Sean Morris, TheLocker offers real time connectivity to athletes worldwide as friends, competitors and consumers. Individuals can showcase their athletic talents, ability and identity through the creation of personalized, comprehensive profiles. For more information, visit www.thelocker.com.

About Gait and deBeer Lacrosse

As one of the oldest Sporting Goods manufacturers in the U.S., Gait-deBeer knows and believes in Innovation, Performance and Integrity. As far back as 1889, deBeer manufactured some of the most well-loved baseballs and softballs in the industry. In the 1980s, known as K2, the company began manufacturing lacrosse gear and would soon develop lacrosse sticks using the same alloys found in softball bats. Innovation continued in 1994, when the company teamed up with legendary player, Paul Gait, who directed the organization towards a pure performance orientation. For more information, visit GaitLacrosse.com and deBeerLacrosse.com. For the latest news and updates, find Gait Lacrosse on social media at Facebook.com/GaitLacrosse and Twitter.com/GaitLacrosse and deBeer Lacrosse on social media at Facebook.com/deBeerLax and Twitter.com/deBeerLacrosse.

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