Maverik’s Christmas Heading Off To Uganda With Fields of Growth

NEW YORK – August 8, 2011 – Maverik athlete and lacrosse ambassador John Christmas is off to Uganda this week with Fields of Growth founder and former Notre Dame midfielder Kevin Dugan. John will be assisting Dugan in his efforts to grow lacrosse in Uganda while also performing much needed development work in rural Ugandan villages. Maverik Lacrosse will be contributing equipment bags, hats, shirts, socks and other apparel to help support the rapidly growing Ugandan Lacrosse Union. Click HERE to check out the new Maverik U video featuring John breaking down his coaching points on the split dodge.

“I am really excited about having the opportunity to share my passion for lacrosse while also being able to help people in need,” said John Christmas. “I hope through our efforts we can make a difference and impact the lives of many people.”

John’s trip to Uganda will include serving as the head clinician for the Federation of International Lacrosse sponsored D’ Accardi International Lacrosse Camp, mentoring and developing the Ugandan men’s lacrosse coaching staff, serving as an honorary coach of the Ugandan Lacrosse Union and taking part in various humanitarian projects throughout Uganda.

“We are very excited to have John join us since he is an incredible teacher of the game,” said Dugan. “He is a huge role model for aspiring lacrosse players in Uganda and is recognized by many as being one of the first African American professional lacrosse players. We expect John to receive a heroes welcome from fans he didn’t even know existed.”

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.

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