By US Lacrosse | @uslacrosse
The US Lacrosse Foundation received a record equipment donation from Brine, Inc., and Warrior Sports, Inc., exceeding $1 million in retail value. The donated equipment will be distributed through US Lacrosse’s Sport Development department, primarily through the US Lacrosse First Stick program, to deserving and emerging youth lacrosse programs throughout the United States.
“As one of the original lacrosse equipment manufacturers, Brine has a long history of helping grow the game. We are excited to join with Warrior and the US Lacrosse Foundation to help boys and girls across the country come to learn and love this great sport,” said Jess Hanson, Brine Lacrosse Product Manager.
“Warrior is proud to join with Brine in providing this record-breaking lacrosse equipment donation. We look forward to further collaboration to grow the sport in the months and years to come,” said Cale Werder, Warrior Lacrosse Brand Manager.
The First Stick program seeks to expand participation beyond traditional boundaries and inspire kids to play hard, dream big and act responsibly within the sport of lacrosse and the game of life. The First Stick Program delivers comprehensive US Lacrosse developmental and safety resources, equipment, US Lacrosse membership and coach training to awarded teams, who apply for grants. The ultimate goal of each two-year partnership is to develop self-sustaining youth lacrosse programs that operate by US Lacrosse national standards and best practices.
“This donation will help fulfill our mission of putting more sticks in the hands of kids who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the great game of lacrosse,” said Susie Chase, Vice President of the US Lacrosse Foundation.
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, soccer, and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior was acquired by privately-held New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. in February 2004. Warrior is dedicated to a core set of philosophies and strengths: technical superiority, grassroots marketing, original and creative youthful expression, and strong partnerships with retailers and suppliers. For more information on Warrior 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.
The US Lacrosse Foundation helps US Lacrosse close the gap between membership revenue and the cost of inspiring participation in—and fostering the responsible growth of—America’s first sport. For more information or to donate, visit www.uslacrosse.org/foundation.