Altamont, N.Y. (August 19, 2020) – Gait Lacrosse is proud to announce it’s latest NCAA multi-year partnership with the Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse program. The agreement provides Gait Lacrosse hard goods to the Division I student-athletes beginning in the spring of 2021.
“We are really looking forward to working with Paul, Gary and the Gait Lacrosse Family. The Gait name has always signified excellence and cutting-edge innovation,” said coach Kelly Amonte-Hiller. “We feel this a natural fit for our Lacrosse program and student athletes. The Gait brand will focus heavily on supporting women’s products and performance enhancing features, which is very important to me and Northwestern University. We can’t wait to get started with this exciting new partnership.”
Gait Lacrosse, a collaboration between lacrosse legends and brothers, Gary and Paul Gait, launched last fall. The company has a full line of women’s lacrosse gear (heads, handles, gloves and eyewear) and men’s lacrosse heads, handles and gloves.
“We are very happy to come to an agreement with Kelly Amonte-Hiller and the Northwestern program,” said Gait Lacrosse co-owner Paul Gait. “Kelly is one of the most innovative and successful coaches in the game today, who brings immense credibility to everything she is involved in. This new partnership will help fuel our goal to become the leading innovator of performance driven lacrosse equipment.”
Northwestern University joins University of Maryland, the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Louisville women’s lacrosse programs as part of the Gait Family.
PG Lax Properties, LLC is a US based company created by Paul Gait and Curt Styres to produce the “Gait” brand of lacrosse products. The brand originally developed by Paul Gait, for Rawlings Sporting Goods, was contractually re-acquired by Gait in 2018. In September of 2019, Paul’s twin brother Gary, arguably the greatest player of all-time, joined the company to create one of the industry’s most dynamic duos in design and innovation. The Company is committed to use its legendary design experience and proven creativity to produce products with game-changing innovation. Established partnerships with the NLL, professional athletes and NCAA programs have allowed the Gait brothers to prove that their performance design and technology is unmatched within the industry.
Jennifer Riitano Levy
Vice President of Product & Marketing