GEAR THE GLOBE

Gear the Globe Founder Sam Cardella with the Gear the Globe Container

Gear the Globe is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by Sam Cardella, a 9th grader from Mendham, NJ, who plays lacrosse for the STEPS 2022 White team. Sam came up with the idea of collecting used gear through a traveling shipping container at lacrosse tournaments through a touring model. Sam said,

“My passion for lacrosse led me to this incredible opportunity to help lead what I hope will be one of the largest equipment drives in the country. My goal is to get a stick in anyone’s hand who wants to play. Together with the Pan-American Lacrosse Association, Peru Lacrosse Association and the founder and President of STEPS Lacrosse, Charlie Shoulberg, we will help grow the game globally and hopefully reach the Olympic dream.”

OUR MISSION

PROVIDING LACROSSE EQUIPMENT TO TEAMS AROUND THE WORLD

The mission of Gear the Globe is to provide lacrosse equipment to teams world-wide. 

The GTG collection container will tour the Northeast at various lacrosse tournaments with its final destination arriving at the FIL Women’s World Championship Qualifier game for the Pan-American region on November 14th at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale, Florida.

Eight countries will be taking home the donated equipment including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Haudenosaunee nation.

THE GLOBAL GROWTH OF LACROSSE

Not only is lacrosse the fastest growing sport in the US, but it’s also expanding rapidly across the globe.

Your donations will help fuel the global movement to have lacrosse played by all countries world-wide as an Olympic sport! 

By providing equipment to teams around the world, Gear the Globe aims to support the sport’s international vision of having lacrosse included in the 2028 Olympics in LA!

QUICK LINKS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF LACROSSE

Opinion: The New Olympic Discipline Should be 7-on-7, Not 5-on-5

World Lacrosse Name & Brand Announcement 2019

Welcome to the World: IOC Recognizes FIL

Breaking: FIL Receives Provisional Recognition from International Olympic Committee

Lacrosse in 2028 Olympics?