SLV is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with NIKE as the Presenting Sponsor and Official Apparel Supplier of Northstar Lacrosse. NIKE will supply each attending Northstar Invitational athlete with a custom gear kit, along with championship and staff apparel for all Northstar events, to include the Capital City Classic, Capital City Winter Classic, Midwest Showcase, and Northstar division at the Lake Placid Summit Classic.
"We are proud to represent NIKE as an organization”, said SLV Brand Manager Kevin Leveille. “In addition to its quality product as the world’s largest apparel and footwear brand, NIKE is committed to our Northstar mission, which is to support and develop the next generation of female student athlete leaders.”
“The Nike Lacrosse partnership with Northstar Lacrosse begins with Northstar’s guiding principles”, continued Mike Fisher, Nike’s Category Sales Director. “They start with exceptional leaders, coaches and staff who are passionate about the sport and who are committed to the education, growth and development of players. I’m excited for the new partnership with Northstar Lacrosse and look forward to what the future holds.” In further support of Northstar’s mission, NIKE intends to send one of their professional athletes to the Northstar Invitational to share their experiences with attending athletes.
Graph-Tex, Northstar’s exclusive screen printer, is responsible for making the Nike product come to life as Northstar Nike apparel. A longtime partner of both Lake Placid Summit and Nike, Graph-tex is known nationwide for their best-in-class, high-quality work.
“I wish I was a Northstar athlete”, said Leveille, former Captain of Team USA. “We are fortunate to be partnered with first-class, athlete-driven brands and organizations”. “We are proud to host such high-quality student athletes from around the US and beyond”, continued Murphy, a 2005 National Champion. “Our mission at Northstar is to support the development of these future leaders and offer them a world-class experience. With the support of our partners and curriculum-focused approach, we’re capable of making that happen.”