Wimmer Solutions, US Lacrosse partner on Seattle NCAA lacrosse game

SEATTLE – Wimmer Solutions and the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse have announced a partnership that will help local youth attend Saturday’s Seatown Classic NCAA lacrosse game in Tukwila.

Through the partnership, Wimmer Solutions will become a primary sponsor of the first NCAA Men’s Division I lacrosse game to be played in Washington state. As a part of the relationship, the Seattle-based technology consulting company will make no-cost tickets available to inner-city youth from Tukwila and Seattle so that they can experience high-level NCAA lacrosse for the first time.

“The Seatown Classic is a great opportunity to see two first rate NCAA lacrosse programs play in Washington state for the first time,” said Matt Sauri, CEO and Founder of Wimmer Solutions. “Wimmer Solutions looks at community activities as a way to bring our company together and to motivate others in our community for the greater good. It’s a part of who we are,” he said. “We are very proud to have our name associated with The Seatown Classic.”

Committed to the power of human relationships through an extensive community outreach program, Wimmer Solutions has provided local support to some 30 community groups in the Puget Sound region in the past year.

The Saturday, October 13 game at Tukwila’s Starfire Sports Complex, between 2012 NCAA runner-up Maryland and NCAA quarterfinalist Denver, gets underway at 2 p.m.

Maryland, has one local high school product on its roster; junior midfielder Landon Carr, who played prep lacrosse at Curtis High School in University Place.

The two-time NCAA National Champion Terps were runners-up in the 2012 and 2011 NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament. Since 1971, the Terps have made 35 trips to the NCAA Tournament advancing to the national title game 10 times. 2012 marked their 10th consecutive trip to the NCAAs.

Maryland is coached by John Tillman, who in his second year is just the ninth coach in the 86-year history of the Maryland program. Tillman came to College Park after three years returning Harvard lacrosse to national prominence and twelve seasons as the top assistant at Navy, during which the Midshipmen experienced some of the best years in their storied history.

Denver has two local products on its roster, sophomore midfielder Cole Nordstom, who prepped at Bellevue High School and freshman midfielder Jack Pruitt, of Skyline High School in Sammamish.

The Pioneers are one of the most successful NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse programs in the west advancing to the NCAA tournament five of the last seven years. In 2012, the Pioneers advanced to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals, falling by just a goal to the eventual national champions, Loyola of Maryland.

Denver is led by one of collegiate lacrosse’s legendary coaches, Bill Tierney. Tierney took over the reins of the University of Denver men’s lacrosse program in July 2009 after serving as the head coach at Princeton since the 1988 season. After 22 seasons leading the Tigers, Tierney has amassed a resume that includes six NCAA Championships, eight NCAA championship final appearances, 10 NCAA Final Four appearances, 16 quarterfinal appearances including one in 2009 and 14 Ivy League Championships.

Tickets to the 2012 Seatown Classic are available online at www.SeatownClassic.org

The 2012 Seatown Classic is presented by Wimmer Solutions along with support from Nationwide Insurance, Breakaway Lacrosse, Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association, Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association, US Lacrosse and the City of Tukwila. Product and services partners include Warrior, Chopstix, Bella Luna, Lacrosse the Nations, Kavu, Jamba Juice, Harrow, Strideline Socks and Image FIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists.

About Wimmer Solutions
Founded in 2002, Wimmer Solutions is a Seattle-based consulting and managed services company that offers comprehensive expertise to address a variety of Information Technology and business challenges. Wimmer Solutions is dedicated to building a strong community for its clients, employees and partners, and the solutions it provides are based on care: care about building and supporting leadership, about empowering and strengthening relationships, and about growing communities. For more information about Wimmer Solutions, please visit their website www.wimmersolutions.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

About Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the US and in Washington state has experienced double-digit annual growth throughout the past decade. With a 35-year local history, lacrosse is played at the high school, youth, club and club collegiate level in Washington state. At the high school level 157 individual boys and girls high school teams are available to students attending nearly 200 WIAA schools across eastern and western Washington. To learn more about lacrosse in Washington or to receive daily high school results visit www.WashingtonHSLAX.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @WashingtonHSLAX. To learn more about the history, traditions and values of lacrosse, college opportunities available to students and the 21 US states now sanctioning high school lacrosse visit USLacrosse.org.

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– Mike McQuaid, Sports Information Director, US Lacrosse – Washington State Chapter

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