Wimmer Solutions backs lacrosse community in bringing Pac-12 women’s game to Washington state

SEATTLE – Wimmer Solutions, a Seattle-based consulting, staffing, and managed services company, has joined the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse as a presenting sponsor of this Sunday’s 2013 NCAA Seatown Classic.


Wimmer Solutions CEO Matt Sauri (left), a former lacrosse player, during a 4,200 mile bicycle journey across North America in 2011 supporting the Team Jesse Foundation. (Photo: Wimmer Solutions)

The sponsorship will help facilitate the NCAA Division I women’s game between Pac-12 rivals University of Southern California and the University of Oregon.  It’s the second consecutive year that Wimmer has helped bring NCAA Div. I lacrosse to the State of Washington.

In 2012, the company helped support the inaugural Seatown Classic, bringing perennial national men’s powerhouses University of Maryland and University of Denver to the Seattle-area for the first NCAA Men’s Division I game in the state.

“Wimmer Solutions is delighted to partner with the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse in bringing NCAA Division I lacrosse to Washington state for a second consecutive year,” said Wimmer Solutions CEO Matt Sauri.

“With the popularity of lacrosse among elementary, middle and high school aged students in the state it’s only natural to bring two of the Pac-12’s five women’s programs to the Seattle area,” Sauri said. “Lacrosse is important to our communities.”

Wimmer’s partnership with the Washington state lacrosse community is based on the company’s belief that participation with causes important to its business and employees can have real impact on communities.Wimmer

“Community commitment is only possible through by bringing all of our resources together,” said Sauri, who is driven by a deep sense of community that extends both Wimmer’s community philanthropic support but also to the business relationships that the company forms.

Each year, Wimmer’s community outreach program provides local support to some 30 groups in the Puget Sound region.

Company support includes 100 percent charitable gift matching for employees up to $1,000 per year, offering major grants and event sponsorships to a wide range of activities that positively effect the community, skills based volunteering, scholarships, and a robust in-kind donation program with a goal to help organizations offer a higher level of service to their constituents through up-to-date technology.

In the 2013 NCAA Seatown Classic, two former Washington state high school lacrosse players are expected to take part; USC’s Alex Foreman, a former All-American and All-State player at the Eastside Catholic School and Jacky Hennegan, a former All-State player at Central Kitsap High School.

Combined, USC and Oregon have a total of five Northwest players on their rosters including USC’s Foreman (Sammamish, Wash. / Eastside Catholic School), Hennegan (Bremerton, Wash. / Central Kitsap HS) and Ceara Leo (Portland, Ore. / Woodrow Wilson HS) and Oregon’s Courtney Valdez (Clackamas, Ore. / Foothill HS), Lindsay LeMay (Corvalis, Ore. / Corvallis HS).

USC and Oregon are among five Pac-12 schools that offer women’s lacrosse.  The others are California, Stanford and Colorado.  A total of 407 NCAA schools offer women’s lacrosse at the Division I, II and III levels, while another 319 NCAA schools offer men’s lacrosse.

Tickets for Sunday’s 2013 Seatown Classic are available online at SeatownClassic.org

The 2013 Seatown Classic is presented by Wimmer Solutions along with support from Deloitte, SuperStix Lacrosse Club, Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association, US Lacrosse and the Issaquah School District.

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 WimmerSolutions.com or find them on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

About Lacrosse in Washington State

Lacrosse has over 100 years of history in Washington state with clubs playing in the early 1900s and high schools now in their fourth decade of state competition.  With Native American origins, lacrosse is one of the oldest organized sports on the continent and today is considered the fastest growing sport in America.  In Washington state, some 4,000 student-athletes attending over 200 WIAA high schools play prep lacrosse, while another 6,000 play lacrosse at the youth, adult and collegiate club levels throughout the state.

For more information on lacrosse in Washington state visit http://www.uslacrosse.org/chapterwashington or http://www.WashingtonHSLAX.com .


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