UWLX Announces Partnership with ACME Markets

Partnership to Focus on Philadelphia Force, ACME’s Local Market UWLX Club

The United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) officially announced today that it has formed a partnership with ACME Markets. The relationship will focus most intently on the Philadelphia Force, a UWLX member club in the immediate vicinity of their corporate offices.

"The UWLX and especially Philadelphia Force are pleased to have a sponsor with a strong presence in the Philly area,” said Aronda Kirby, UWLX co-founder and COO. “We understand the key to building a successful and lasting brand begins with giving community partners like ACME Markets!"

ACME Markets was established in 1891 when Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia. 125 years later, ACME now operates 178 stores and can be found in six different states in the Northeast, employing nearly 20,000 associates. The company also takes a very proactive stance in philanthropic causes and plays a critical role in the local development of their surrounding communities.

“ACME Markets is excited to be an inaugural partner of the United Women’s Lacrosse League focusing on the Philadelphia Force, our hometown team,” said BJ Zellers, President of Activation Sports Marketing. “At ACME we recognize the growth of lacrosse and that many of our customers are enthusiasts of the game. We are pleased to support the lacrosse community and play a small role in advancing opportunities for women beyond the college game.”

Philadelphia Force General Manager Caitlin Jackson also voiced her enthusiasm regarding the partnership.

“The Philadelphia Force is excited to team up with ACME in our joint effort to promote Women's Professional Sports and opportunities for Women in athletics,” she added.

To find out more information about ACME Markets and to locate their store nearest to you, make sure to log onto their official website.

The inaugural United Women’s Lacrosse League season will officially start this Saturday, May 28th, with a pair of matches at Goodman Stadium, located on the campus of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. In the first-ever league match, the Baltimore Ride will take on the Long Island Sound at 3:15 p.m., followed up by the Philadelphia Force against the Boston Storm at 5:00 p.m.

Season passes for the 2016 UWLX season are available now online and can be purchased for the low price of just $25. Season passes are good for all 16 games that the UWLX will play in 2016.

For more information on the United Women’s Lacrosse League, make sure to follow the league on Twitter and like our official Facebook page.

About ACME Markets, Inc.:

ACME Markets Inc. began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. 125 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect.  Today, ACME operates 178 stores, including Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland, employing nearly 20,000 associates. The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.  For more information, visit www.acmemarkets.com.



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