By MLL Public Relations | 6/27/12 4:00 PM
Warrior Sports, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of lacrosse equipment, will officially kick off the ‘Rabil Challenge’ summer tour this weekend at the MLL All-Star Game, June 29 to July 1 in Palm Beach County, Fla. Inspired by Warrior-endorsed MLL superstar Paul Rabil, who famously clocked a world record 111 MPH shot in the 2010 MLL All-Star Bud Light Skills Competition, the ‘Rabil Challenge’ will allow amateur lacrosse players an opportunity to test their shooting speed against each other in a nationwide grassroots tour.
Participants in the ‘Rabil Challenge’ will have the opportunity to compare their high score against others at their respective event, as well as all other events from the nationwide tour. Participants will receive a unique code when registering for the event that will enable them to log on to warrior.com throughout the summer to see how they stacked up against others. Prizes will be awarded per event in every age category, as well as grand prizes for the high scorers of the entire tour. Grand prize winners will be the first to receive a selection of the new Rabil Collection of lacrosse equipment and apparel, due to launch later this year.
“We are thrilled to be kicking off the ‘Rabil Challenge’ at the 2012 MLL All-Star Game,” said Mike Rabinovitz, Lacrosse Brand Manager at Warrior Sports. “This has been an ongoing idea we’ve had since we first reached our deal with Paul Rabil. We’ve always been known for delivering a high-quality grassroots experience every summer, and this summer will be no exception.”
The ‘Rabil Challenge’ tour will include the following events this summer:
July 7-8 New England Youth Lacrosse All-Star Tournament Amherst, MA
July 10-14 Millon Lacrosse Camps Williston-Hampton, MA
July 12-15 Chicago Summer Classic Chicago, IL
July 20-22 Pipe City Chicago, IL
July 27-29 Cherry Bomb Traverse City, MI
August 4-5 Greenport Shootout Greenport, NY
August 25-26 MLL Championship Weekend Boston, MA
The Rabil Collection, which will include lacrosse heads, handles, protective, cleats and apparel, will be available at lacrosse dealers in October 2012. For more information on the ‘Rabil Challenge,’ as well as Warrior’s full line of products, visit www.warrior.com.
ABOUT WARRIOR SPORTS, INC.
Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior Sports is recognized as one of the sporting goods industry’s premier manufacturers of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse, hockey and soccer athletes of all ages and abilities.
Founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior was acquired by privately-held New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. in February 2004. The 2007 acquisition of Boston-based Brine Sporting Goods further established Warrior Sports as the dominant force in the lacrosse world.
MLL will host its marquee event in Palm Beach County, FL this year on Saturday, June 30! To buy your tickets now, click here. To learn more about the 2012 MLL All-Star Game presented by Moe's Southwest Grill, click here. The 2012 MLL All-Star Game will feature the best lacrosse players in the world, all on one field and will be aired live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.