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U.S. National Whitewater Center Joins the Team

March 19, 2016

April 18, 2013


Charlotte Lacrosse LLC

Contact: Wade Leaphart


U.S. National Whitewater Center Partners with the Charlotte Hounds

Charlotte, N.C. (April 18, 2013) - Charlotte Lacrosse LLC announced today that The U.S. National Whitewater Center has signed on as a new team sponsor.

Elements of the partnership include signage, promotions, team building, event marketing, print and social media.  The U.S. National Whitewater Center and the Hounds will be working together throughout the year to cross-promote events and create cool experiences for fans and followers.

Wade Leaphart , Hounds VP/GM, said, “The Hounds and USNWC have common goals. We both promote being active and provide exciting escapes from the daily routine. It’s an amazing, world-class facility. As an outdoors enthusiast, it’ll be fun to cross-promote and work together.”

“The Charlotte Hounds [and their players] promote the same healthy and active lifestyle that we value at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, making this sponsorship a perfect fit. We’re excited to come together with the team to support and promote these shared goals,” added Jesse Hyde , USNWC Representative.


About Charlotte Hounds

In January 2011, Major League Lacrosse announced a league expansion for the 2012 season that included Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC. The team began play in April 2012 at historic American Legion Memorial Stadium. In their first season, the Hounds averaged 5,700 in attendance and finished with a 5-9 record as an expansion team. The 2013 season begins April 27 and features seven (7) regular season home games, as well as the 2013 MLL All-Star Game.  For more information, please visit .


About U.S. National Whitewater Center

The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is a non-profit outdoor recreation and adventure sports facility situated on 400 acres of woodlands along the scenic Catawba River. Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center, zip-lines, flatwater kayaking, high rope courses, and a canopy tour, the facility’s most unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and paddling enthusiasts of all abilities. The USNWC is proud to be a U.S. Olympic Training Site that provides outdoor recreation for families, outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, casual observers and Olympic-caliber athletes.  For more information, please visit