Paul Krome | @uslaxconvention
BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse has signed TeamZila, STX and deBeer/Gait as co-presenting sponsors of the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Fan Fest is a public event open to lacrosse fans of all ages. Nearly 160 exhibitors populated the largest exposition hall in lacrosse at the 2013 Fan Fest, showcasing the latest lacrosse gear and apparel along with other products and services. Fan Fest includes live demonstrations and autographs from Team USA stars and other top players in the sport, contests, giveaways and activities for kids.
“Fan Fest is a great Saturday event for lacrosse families and teams to attend to get energized for the upcoming season, and we’re very grateful for the support of TeamZila, STX and deBeer/Gait in helping us stage a memorable experience,” said Rob Scherr, sponsorship manager at US Lacrosse.
TeamZila will distribute free t-shirts to the first 300 attendees. STX, also a sponsor of the Live Field demonstration area, will host an autograph session featuring selected players at 12:40 p.m. and stick maintenance clinics at 3:20 p.m. for girls’ lacrosse and at 4:40 p.m. for boys’ lacrosse.
The 2013 Fan Fest drew a record 1,829 attendees. All ticket sales for Fan Fest will be at the gate. General admission tickets are $10. Youth or high school players wearing their team jersey will be admitted for $5, as will any fan wearing a Team USA or Philadelphia Wings jersey. Ticket windows will accept cash, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. For more information, including additional highlights and player appearances, visit uslacrosse.org/fanfest.
TeamZila is a custom uniform and event apparel design company founded in 2007 and based in McSherrystown, Pa. For more, visit teamzila.com.
STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey and golf. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what is now the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit stx.com.
About the Jarden Corporation
deBeer is a manufacturer of women’s lacrosse equipment and the official equipment supplier of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Gait is a manufacturer of men’s lacrosse equipment. Both are subsidiaries of Jarden Corporation, a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks No. 371 on the Fortune 500 and has more than 25,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit jarden.com.
Photo Credit: John Strohsacker
Fan Fest is the public portion of the 2014 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, which has drawn 7,000 to Philadelphia in each of the last two years. Do business in sports? Limited space remains in the convention’s expo hall. Exhibitor registration deadline is Dec. 19.