BOSTON (April 10, 2015) – Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional lacrosse league, announced today, multiple partnerships for the upcoming 2015 season, with lacrosse mesh and string providers; A&R, East Coast Dyes, Epoch Lacrosse, String Kings, Stylin Strings and Throne of Strings. MLL is welcoming, returning sponsors; East Coast Dyes, String Kings and Stylin Strings after a successful 2014 season. Newly added, A&R, Epoch Lacrosse and Throne of Strings will round out a group of official string and mesh providers to MLL.
“MLL is excited to have a number of mesh providers within the League,” said Kerry Pucillo, Special Events and Brand Management. “We’re continually pleased to be able to offer the best players in the world, several quality choices when it comes to their equipment.”
For over 20 years A&R has been the #1 brand in hockey accessories. A&R products can be found in nearly every hockey locker room, from professional levels to youth hockey leagues, around the world. With a wide variety of products for all situations, A&R has athletes covered with all the essential accessories, as well as many inventive products exclusive to A&R. With the release of their new Major League Lacrosse licensed Pro Mesh, Pro Strings and Pro Shooters, A&R is officially expanding its reach into the sport of lacrosse. “When we created the new Major League Lacrosse licensed Pro Mesh we worked very closely with lacrosse retailers, professional lacrosse players and Major League Lacrosse to make sure we had a perfect, versatile, durable mesh for today’s multi-dimensional lacrosse player. Everything, from the coating to the packaging, adds something new to the market. We are very proud of our new Major League Lacrosse licensed Pro Mesh and are excited to give players the confidence that they are using the best materials in the world, from a company with a 20 year history of exceling at developing innovative sporting goods accessories,” said Russ Grodin, VP of Marketing at A&R Sports.
East Coast Dyes is a lacrosse equipment manufacturer based in Baltimore, MD. Founded in 2011 by twin brothers, Mike and Greg Kenneally, East Coast Dyes strives to use innovation to push the boundaries of performance. “We are excited to partner with Major League Lacrosse as an official mesh sponsor for a second year. It gives us the opportunity to work with the best players in the world as we develop new products. The level of competition in the MLL demands high performance lacrosse mesh and we are happy to provide the players with our East Coast Mesh,’ said CEO and Founder, Greg Kenneally. “We know you’ll feel the difference.”
“Epoch Lacrosse delivers the finest manufactured lacrosse equipment designed to increase playability and maximize performance by utilizing world-class materials and manufacturing techniques. We test and retest, each of our designs to ensure optimal durability, playability and performance. Epoch’s goal is simple, to give players every opportunity to reach their true potential. Live. Play. Be,” said James Miceli, Principal at Epoch Lacrosse. “The MLL and its world class athletes are the ideal platform for us to generate a tremendous amount of awareness for our brand. We are looking forward to the start of the season and working with the MLL and its players to help us.”
Established in 1999, Stylin Strings Lacrosse has grown to service Major League Lacrosse, University of Virginia, Notre Dame, as well as youth players from around the world. “Stylin Strings values their partnership with the MLL and sees it as a way to test their product on the world’s largest stage,’ said Justin Skaggs, owner of Stylin Strings. “By carrying all of the supplies, and housing over 50 years of combines experience, SSLAX is able to string anything, for anyone, with unbelievable precision. Stylin Strings is the go to stringing shop for lacrosse pockets, dyes, heads, and supplies.”
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Throne of String leads the charge in the war against poorly strung lacrosse sticks. With innovation and creativity, they have forever changed the game. “Throne of String views a lacrosse stick not only as a piece of equipment, but also an extension of oneself. Their mission is to create seamless bonds between player and stick through the utilization of Throne premium stringing products! “Throne of String has been building up to this moment for a long time. The only better feeling would be suiting up and taking the field, myself,” said Joe Williams, Principal at Throne of Strings.
“String King’s overarching goal has been to engineer “”the best pockets in lacrosse'”. Along the way, we have had to develop a standard stringing language, manufacture our own mesh strings, and laces using patent-pending processes of the highest precision, and create an eight-step tutorial program from scratch,’ said Operations Manager, Trevor Wilkerson. “String King is proud to partner with the MLL for the 2015 season. We’ve always taken pride in supplying the best players with our products.”
The 2015 MLL season will kick-off on Sunday, April 12, with the 2014 Champions Denver Outlaws visiting the Boston Cannons, The Rochester Rattlers traveling to Charlotte and the Ohio Machine visiting New York. For more information on the upcoming 2015 MLL season, please click here.
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