Maverik Lacrosse to Sponsor Team Fin in ’09
by Tom Gibson
(Long Island City, NY)
Long Island City, NY, April 16, 2009 – Maverik Lacrosse, an innovative manufacturer of lacrosse equipment and lifestyle apparel, today announced that it will provide Team Fin, a new elite Jacksonville, Florida-based club lacrosse program with custom equipment (Dynasty gloves, pads and apparel) and instructional support from some of Maverik's "Soldiers": Stephen Berger, Paul Rabil, John Christmas, Kyle Sweeney, Jay Jalbert, John Gagliardi, Sean Lindsay, Kip Turner, Mike Springer and Stephen McElduff.
“Florida has become ground zero for the explosive growth lacrosse has experienced in recent years throughout the South,” said John Gagliardi, President and founder of Maverik Lacrosse. “We are confident that through our support of programs like Team Fin an exciting new talent pool of student athletes will realize their true potential and play at the Division I, II and III levels sooner than anyone would have imagined only a few years ago. Coach Matt Kerwick and Patrick Harnett are perfect coaches to help grow the sport in Jacksonville and other parts of Florida.”
“Having had a strong relationship with Gags (John Gagliardi) for many years and after having had the opportunity to coach him with Team USA, I know that he is a great leader in the lacrosse world on and off the field. Maverik works without reserve to develop innovative products and styles that kids like to wear and celebrate the game responsibly. We’re excited to provide Team Fin members with more value as a result of Maverik’s sponsorship of our program. One of the greatest things I have observed first-hand starting the men’s program at Jacksonville University is how people are hungry to help us grow the game in Florida. This has created a lot of great relationships, and we are fortunate to have Maverik aboard as an exclusive sponsor for Team Fin,” said Matt Kerwick, founder of Team Fin and head coach at Jacksonville University. “Another great addition to Team Fin is the partnership of Maverik’s talented players. Stephen Berger, another great player from Team USA, was instrumental at our JU Winter Camp. We will have Team Maverik players at our events with regularity and they will combine with our Team Fin staff to provide our players with once in a lifetime experiences. I am proud of all our JU staff members and players who will be coaching Team Fin and am excited about adding the Team Maverik players to the line-up of coaches. The benefit to area players will be tremendous.”
About Team Fin
Team Fin is the premier boy’s lacrosse organization in the Southeastern United States. The organization is designed to educate, encourage and promote the growth of Men’s/ Boy’s lacrosse, while preserving the integrity of the game. We seek to positively impact athletes by encouraging sportsmanship, respect for players, coaches, referees, and spectators and providing athlete’s opportunities to achieve their full potential. Team Fin is recognized nationally as one of the top club programs and its coaches and directors have a reputation for developing overall excellence.
Our organization is devoted to ELITE boy’s lacrosse. Team Fin does not discriminate based upon race, creed, religion or national origin. Team Fin provides financial assistance for families who would be financially unable to participate without such aid. It is Team Fins intention to create opportunities for its members to participate as student athletes in college.
About Maverik Lacrosse
Maverik Lacrosse LLC ( www.maveriklacrosse.com) 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's headquarters are based in Long Island City, NY.