PHILADELPHIA and CHICAGO, December 8, 2020 – The National Lacrosse League® (@NLL), the world’s most successful professional lacrosse league, announced today that it is extending its 2020 partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods® (@Wilson), naming Wilson and its brand EvoShield® protective gear and clothing (@ EvoShield) as the official supplier of performance-oriented sports protective equipment for the 2021 season.
“The National Lacrosse League is proud to continue our partnership with Wilson for a second season. Our goal is to work with the best brands and help them grow in the sport of lacrosse, ”said Kevin Morgan, EVP, CRO for the NLL. “With EvoShield, our elite athletes have the opportunity to use the most advanced technology in protective gear and continue to perform at the highest level, so the health impact this will continue to have. and the well-being of our boxing players is important to the expansion of the game for all.
“The NLL continues to redefine and advance the sport of box lacrosse with a forward-thinking vision, and we are excited to continue moving forward with Nick and his team,” said Pat Ryan, World Director products for EvoShield. “We look forward to continuing our work with NLL athletes, getting their views and feedback on new protection ideas and developing additional EvoShield products that keep players on the pitch. “
Wilson-owned EvoShield manufactures custom molded performance and protection gear using a proprietary technology called Gel-To-Shell ™. This technology changes from a soft gel-like material to a hard screen protector in minutes, creating a personalized mold that reflects the athlete’s body shape. The result is wrist guards, elbow guards, rib guards and chest guards, among others, that provide professional-grade protection without compromising performance. Athletes at all levels of play use this extremely light yet durable protective gear in several sports. EvoShield also manufactures performance clothing for use on and off the court.
As part of this partnership, EvoShield will continue to provide NLL athletes with a variety of protective gear and clothing designed to keep players safe while competing at elite levels. EvoShield products available for NLL athletes include wrist guards / slash guards, chest guards, thumb guards, toe guards, thigh guards, rib protection shirts, and more. EvoShield clothing will be a variety of field performance clothing and fan clothing.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the premier professional lacrosse league in North America. Founded in 1986, the NLL is the third-largest average professional indoor sports spectator in the world, behind the NHL and the NBA. The League is made up of 14 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New England Black Wolves, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (acting on the ground 2021-22), 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.
EvoShield is a leading sports protection brand that elite athletes seek for the ultimate in protection and comfort. EvoShield protects over 300 professional and college programs in baseball, softball, lacrosse, football, hockey and other sports, and serves as the official protective gear of Major League Baseball® and as an official partner of the National Lacrosse League. The brand’s exclusive Gel-To-Shell ™ technology has set a new standard in protective gear, making bulky and restrictive foam or plastic padding a thing of the past. EvoShield’s breathable and fitted shields allow free athletic movement while maintaining solid protection. EvoShield is part of the Wilson Sporting Goods family of brands. Wilson is based in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit http://www.evoshield.com