BOSTON (April 21, 2015) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional lacrosse league, announced today a renewed partnership with lacrosse equipment manufacturers Cascade Lacrosse and Maverik Lacrosse for the 2015 season. The agreement marks the beginning of a four-year MLL sponsorship for both lacrosse brands as official equipment suppliers of the MLL.
“We’re thrilled to have Cascade Lacrosse and Maverik Lacrosse on board for the next four years. Cascade Lacrosse has been an amazing partner since the start of the MLL,” said David Gross, Commissioner of Major League Lacrosse. “Having Maverik Lacrosse commit long term after joining us last year, shows an incredible commitment on their part. We couldn’t be more excited about continuing and expanding our relationship with these first-class brands.”
“Cascade Lacrosse and Maverik Lacrosse are proud and excited to continue our relationship with Major League Lacrosse and the world’s best lacrosse players. We have a common vision for growing the sport and providing players with high performance gear choices,” said Tim Ellsworth, Global Business Director at Cascade/Maverik Lacrosse. “The access, insights and data from MLL help us deliver best-in-class products to players at all levels, all over the world.”
The relationship of Cascade Lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse is one that dates back to the league’s inception. With the launch of the iconic, CASCADE CPRO helmet, a helmet created in conjunction with the launch of Major League Lacrosse. The CPRO was the first helmet geared specifically toward the professional athlete. The evolution of the helmet in professional lacrosse has become an official part of the athlete “uniform”. Throughout the 15 year partnership of CASCADE and MLL, the brand has introduced ground-breaking innovations, like the technologically advanced Pro7 lacrosse helmet designed for the world’s elite players. As well as the CASCADE R helmet, which marks the most advanced impact management system Cascade Lacrosse has ever created.
Maverik Lacrosse will be entering its second year as an official gear partner of Major League Lacrosse. Maverik Lacrosse has supplied some of MLL’s best players, like Jordan Wolf, Kyle Sweeney and Drew Adams, with some of their flagship product lines, including the MAVERIK OPTIK and TANK heads as well as the customizable MAVERIK M3 Glove.
Week 3 is a week of rematches in the MLL. The Chesapeake Bayhawks travel for the away leg of a “home and away” series with the Florida Launch. While in the “MLL Game of the Week”, the Rochester Rattlers visit Long Island to avenge their Week 2 loss to the NY Lizards. Finally, the Charlotte Hounds and Boston Cannons, both fresh off Week 2 byes, collide in a battle for early season supremacy. All three MLL games are available to stream on ESPN3, as well as on a number of regional sports networks. For more information on the 2015 MLL season, please click here.
About Cascade Lacrosse
Based in Liverpool, N.Y., Cascade Lacrosse is the leading designer, developer and manufacturer of lacrosse helmets and eyewear. The Company was founded in 1986 and has a celebrated and rich history of delivering revolutionary technologies to lacrosse and beyond. Its partners include 16 NCAA Division I Championship teams since 1995, Major League Lacrosse, Team USA and Team Canada to name a few. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of Cascade Lacrosse, is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. For more information, visit Cascade Lacrosse’s website at www.CascadeLacrosse.com.
About Maverik Lacrosse
Founded in 2005, Maverik Lacrosse is a leading lacrosse equipment manufacturer that designs and develops gear to advance player protection and performance. Team Maverik, which is headquartered in New York, N.Y., has a growing list of premier lacrosse partnerships, including Major League Lacrosse and elite NCAA Division I programs. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of Maverik Lacrosse, is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. For more information, visit Maverik Lacrosse’s website at www.MaverikLacrosse.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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