"With safety at the forefront of concern across the sport of lacrosse, we're excited to begin this partnership with SISU Guard," said Susie Chase, vice president of philanthropy and partnerships for US Lacrosse. "The SISU Mouthguard is a best-in-class product for our national team athletes, and lacrosse players of all ages, and we appreciate the commitment to US Lacrosse in helping us grow the sport."
SISU Mouthguards are 1.6 mm thin protective dental shields, made from a non-compressible, perforated, remoldable thermal polymer. Powered by Diffusix™ technology, SISU Mouthguards deflect impact forces and absorb shock. Scientifically-engineered perforations create a custom fit and allow for a natural flow of air and saliva, to help improve communication on the field and increase athletic endurance, due to better breathability.
"From the moment we attended our first tournament, it became clear that SISU Guards were not only welcome, but absolutely essential in lacrosse," said Sassa Akervall, CEO and majority owner of Akervall Technologies, the makers of the SISU Mouthguard. "With improved communication and better endurance, our guards have become the go-to brand for lacrosse athletes nationwide. The experience and network of the US Lacrosse team and their commitment to growing the sport is what makes them the ideal partner. We're excited to become their official mouthguard, and, through this partnership, bring higher safety standards and better communication to the lacrosse community."
As a part of the partnership SISU will also be contributing to US Lacrosse grant programs including the First Stick program and Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.
About SISU Mouth Guards: Headquartered in Saline, MI Akervall Technologies, Inc (ATI), the makers of SISU Mouth Guards, is recognized as one of Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in the United States. ATI is committed to innovation and setting new quality standards in dental protection through disruptive, cutting-edge technology. The company was awarded Michigan's Top 50 companies to Watch in Spring of 2014 and also won the Advanced Material track at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition two years in a row. For more information, visit: www.sisuguard.com
About US Lacrosse: US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse and the home of the nation's fastest-growing team sport. US Lacrosse, which coordinates all activities of the U.S. National Teams Program, has more than 450,000 members in 68 regional chapters across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.