Gait Lacrosse® Signs Eric Martin to Player Endorsement Deal

ST. LOUIS, MO – March 30, 2011 – Gait Lacrosse is pleased to announce the signing of Eric Martin, a 2010 Gold Medalist on Team USA® and a three time Major League Lacrosse® All-Star. Martin will endorse Gait equipment and make guest appearances through the 2012 season.

“We are thrilled to have Eric representing the Gait Lacrosse brand,” said Ren Pettinelli, Brand Manager of Gait Lacrosse. “Eric easily represents the new Gait brand: he is over-achieving, hard working and has a never quit attitude.”

Martin is a 2004 graduate of the Salisbury University where he won two NCAA® national championships, was named a two time USILA first team All-American and was the 2004 Division III National Player of the Year. Eric’s professional career mirrors his collegiate career: He is a three time MLL All-Star and was named an ALL-Pro in 2006 and 2008. His Washington Stealth™ team won the 2010 National Lacrosse League® Championship in 2010 and he was an NLL All-Star in 2008. Eric is currently a member of Team USA®.

“I am thrilled to be endorsing Gait Lacrosse,” said Martin. “I am excited with the new direction that Gait is taking with their equipment and can’t wait to show it to the rest of the lacrosse community.”

About Gait Lacrosse:
Gait Lacrosse® is a leading marketer and manufacturer of men’s lacrosse equipment in the United States and Canada, and is part of the Jarden Corporation portfolio of brands. Gait Lacrosse is the Official Equipment Supplier of the University of Virginia Men’s Lacrosse team and many other top collegiate men’s lacrosse teams. For more information, please visit, find us on Facebook, or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, First Alert®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain® and Spontex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 24,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit
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