BOSTON (May 1, 2015) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional lacrosse league, announced today a renewed and expanded partnership with lacrosse equipment manufacturers Warrior Lacrosse and Brine Lacrosse for the 2015 season. The agreement marks the continuation of both Warrior and Brine as official equipment suppliers of the MLL and the first time Warrior has supplied helmets to the MLL.
“Warrior and Brine have been instrumental partners since Major League Lacrosse’s inception,” said David Gross, Commissioner of Major League Lacrosse. “Their unwavering support has been phenomenal and we look forward to partnering with them for many more years to come.”
“Warrior is excited to announce that we are expanding our partnership with Major League Lacrosse and will now be offering helmets to Warrior and Brine sponsored athletes as an official equipment supplier of the MLL,” said John Gregory, Director of Marketing at Warrior Sports. “Warrior and Major League Lacrosse have had a long-standing relationship that dates back to the formation of the league and we are proud to continue building on that each year. The MLL is essential to the continued growth of lacrosse and we are dedicated to supporting the league as well as the sport.”
Warrior Lacrosse is a leading lacrosse brand for equipment, footwear and apparel. Founded in 1992 by Dave Morrow in his dorm room at Princeton, Warrior has grown to be a dominant brand in the industry. Warrior has been a flagship sponsor of Major League Lacrosse since Jake Steinfeld met Morrow in 1999. Warrior’s mobile marketing trailers appear at over 200 lacrosse events every spring and summer including the MLL All-Star Game and MLL’s Championship Final. Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior Sports is recognized as one of the sporting goods industry’s premier manufacturers of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse athletes of all ages and abilities.
Warrior is dedicated to a core set of philosophies and strengths: data driven design, product innovation, technical superiority, grassroots marketing, original and creative youthful expression, and strong partnerships with retailers and suppliers. Since creating the first titanium shafts in 1992, Warrior has constantly pushed the envelope in the evolution of the game. By taking a fresh, energetic approach to the game, by employing young, enthusiastic lacrosse players like Jesse Hubbard, Mark Millon as well as current players, Josh Hawkins and Paul Rabil. Warrior has set out to change the game – the best gear in the world, developed with best players in the world.
Brine first joined Major League Lacrosse as a partner in 2007. Brine shares the equipment supply needs for MLL teams alongside Warrior. Brine is the successor to the original W.H. Brine Company founded in 1922. Brine started as a small athletic equipment and uniform company, selling to private schools and regional camps and quickly has quickly grown into a major manufacturer of lacrosse products. Brine has become one of the most respected privately-owned sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Brine Lacrosse supplies some of MLL’s best players like, Ben Rubeor, Kevin Buchanon, Justin Turri and Rob Pannell with signature and custom equipment.
This Sunday, May 3rd, will be the first weekend of the 2015 season in which all eight Major League Lacrosse teams will compete. The Florida Launch and Rochester Rattlers will face-off in Rochester, both teams are coming off back-to-back losses and are ripe for big wins. The Ohio Machine will play on the road at the Chesapeake Bayhawks home stadium in the “MLL Game of the Week”. The undefeated New York Lizards will be shipping up to Boston to take on the Cannons at Gillette Stadium. Lastly, the Charlotte Hounds travel to the defending MLL Champions Denver Outlaws, in a late afternoon game. All four games are available to stream on ESPN3.
Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior is recognized as a premier manufacturer of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior is dedicated to a core set of principles: technical superiority, grassroots marketing, original and creative youthful expression and strong partnerships with retailers and suppliers. For more information please visit www.warrior.com.
Brine has been rooted in the game of Lacrosse since 1950. The successor to the original W.H. Brine Company founded in 1922, Brine was a pioneer in creating a more durable, powerful stick for the masses. Brine prides itself on being a brand dedicated to commitment, hard work and most importantly – the game of Lacrosse. For over 60 years, Brine has been innovating and improving the game of Lacrosse. Stick by stick. Head by head. Victory by victory. For more information on Brine please visit www.brine.com
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June 2001 and has embarked on its fifteenth season. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.
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