PHILADELPHIA, October 29, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the world’s most successful professional lacrosse league, has renewed its partnership with Team 22, the exclusive manufacturer of Under Armour Lacrosse equipment. Team 22 will continue to distribute high quality lacrosse equipment to NLL players.
Team 22 became the National Lacrosse League’s supplier of performance apparel, footwear and equipment in 2013. The renewed partnership strengthens a bond between the largest indoor lacrosse league in the world with one of the most prominent lacrosse manufacturers on the planet. The best and most talented lacrosse players will remain equipped with the most advanced gear in the industry and the equipment will allow them to perform at an elite level and entertain fans both in-arena and on B/R Live.
“On behalf of Curt Styres and myself, Team 22 is very happy to continue our support of the NLL,” said Paul Gait, President of Team 22 and NLL Hall of Famer. “We are very strong supporters of the league and believe that it is the premier professional lacrosse league. I personally look forward to my 30th year with the league and have truly enjoyed every bit of the past 29 years as a player, coach, executive and sponsor of the league.”
The ongoing partnership is reflective of the League’s commitment to grow and showcase the world’s best lacrosse players. NLL players will have the opportunity to proudly compete while wearing Under Armour equipment when the 2019-20 season begins on November 29th.
The National Lacrosse League renewed its sponsorship deal with Team 22, the manufacturer of Under Armour lacrosse gear, for another three years as the league increasingly pairs with corporate partners to try to grow its revenues, and the sport.
As part of the deal, Under Armour will supply equipment and gear for players, which will ease some of the 34-year-old league’s financial burden. The deal also provides a mix of cash and investment, league officials told CNBC, declining to provide full details.
About Team 22
Team 22 is one of the world’s leading producers of men’s and women’s lacrosse equipment. The company first launched in 2011 with a line of Under Armour branded lacrosse equipment which included heads, sticks, gloves, eye protection and protective padding. Since then the company has grown into one of the world’s largest lacrosse manufacturers. Through its partnerships with the National lacrosse league, WPLL and many of the nation’s top NCAA programs you can see the best in the game using the industry’s most innovative equipment. With the re-launch of the Gait brand for the 2020 season, Team 22 continues to stay true to its mission, “to make all lacrosse players better, through relentless innovation”. For more information, please visit www.22lax.com
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the world’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 13 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New England Black Wolves, New York Riptide, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.