BALTIMORE, Dec. 15, 2011 — US Lacrosse has teamed with several of lacrosse’s leading equipment and apparel companies on sponsorship agreements that will enhance the experience of coaches and officials attending the sport’s largest educational and networking event, the organization announced today.
"While our members and donors provide many of the resources we use to develop the sport nationwide, without question we could not make the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, the impressive event that it is without the generous support of many of the top brands in the lacrosse world," said Rob Scherr, sponsorship manager of US Lacrosse and a former goalie at Johns Hopkins University and in Major League Lacrosse. "We appreciate their contributions to our annual professional development event for lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators."
The US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, is set for Jan. 13-15, 2012, in Philadelphia. The event annually draws some 5,000 participants for approximately 150 educational sessions and innumerable networking opportunities, all alongside the largest exposition hall of goods, apparel and services in the lacrosse world. Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators can register for the convention online at www.uslacrosse.org/2012convention before Dec. 28 for $105, a savings of $45 on the walk-up price.
Champion Athleticwear, the official performance apparel of US Lacrosse and the official apparel provider of the U.S. women’s national teams, is in the midst of a five-year presenting sponsorship of the US Lacrosse National Convention. Champion will offer a custom design center at the convention, where coaches and team representatives can consult one-on-one with Champion staff to create custom team uniforms.
STX Lacrosse is the sponsor of the STX Live Field, the largest of three live demonstration areas at the convention that will allow speakers to use players, turf field space, goals and other lacrosse equipment to present their topics to attendees. STX also will host men’s and women’s stick stringing sessions Jan. 14 as part of the US Lacrosse Fan Fest inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. STX is a sponsor of the US Lacrosse First Stick Program.
Maverik Lacrosse is the sponsor of the Maverik Demo Field, a live demonstration area offering similar enhancements for presenters to reach attendees.
Bownet is the sponsor of the Bownet Goalie Room, a live demonstration area designed for goalie-related clinics.
Lacrosse Unlimited is the sponsor for the Men’s and Women’s Coaches Socials beginning at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Field House bar and restaurant, adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The socials will offer specials on food and beverages for coaches who present their US Lacrosse National Convention credentials.
Easton Lacrosse is a sponsor of the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, a portion of the convention open to the general public 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14. Easton will use the GoPro helmet camera during various presentations at the STX Live Field and also will assist with video coverage of the event on LaxMagazine.com, the website of Lacrosse Magazine.
Sports Her Way is the sponsor of the women’s lacrosse field pad for convention attendees. Harrow, Lacrosse Specialties, SportStop and Beach Lacrosse also will provide attendees with complimentary items upon arrival.
For more information on the convention or to register, visit uslacrosse.org/2012convention. Like the convention at facebook.com/uslnationalconvention. Follow the convention at twitter.com/uslaxconvention. Tweet using the hashtag #laxconvention.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has nearly 375,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.