COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey and Longstreth are pleased to announce the continuation of the organization’s most long-standing partnership with a renewal through 2024.
“Longstreth and USA Field Hockey have a storied and long relationship,” said John Schaefer, Longstreth owner. “We are thrilled to work with USA Field Hockey to support their members and athletes. We are proud to support Team USA in the quest for international success, and growing the game remains one of Longstreth’s prime objectives, as it is for USA Field Hockey.”
The relationship between USA Field Hockey and Longstreth goes back to the 1950s when Longstreth founder, field hockey athlete/pioneer and Hall of Famer Barbara Longstreth was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team. In 1977, Longstreth, then a coach and women’s sport advocate, began traveling to field hockey events around the country selling sticks from the trunk of her car. She eventually established a retail business, now located in Spring City, Pa., to serve and support field hockey (and other sports) by offering quality products and services to the field hockey athlete at every level from kindergarten to international and beyond.
Today, Longstreth is the USA’s leading field hockey retailer carrying a wide variety of brands including TK of Germany, Gryphon of Australia, Grays of England, OBO of New Zealand, Ritual of Australia and Osaka of Belgium, in addition to CranBarry which Longstreth acquired in 2021.
While a formal sponsorship relationship between USA Field Hockey and Longstreth goes back to at least the 1990s, an informal relationship between the two organizations goes back even farther, with Longstreth having continually offered product, support, promotion and sponsorships to USA Field Hockey over the years to raise the visibility of the sport to the public, support athletes and more. The relationship and joint goals to support women athletes, grow the game and promote the sport continued after Barbara Longstreth’s retirement from the business in 2007.
Longstreth also supports USA Field Hockey by vending at events and tournaments to provide a fun and festive atmosphere for participants, as well as convenience for athletes who are in need of equipment.
“USA Field Hockey is grateful for the long-term support of Longstreth and excited about the possibilities of a bright future together in meeting USA Field Hockey’s mission to Grow the Game, Serve and Inspire Membership and Succeed Internationally,” said Ginger Wheeler, USA Field Hockey’s Commercial Partnership and Marketing Manager.
The sponsorship provides USA Field Hockey Members with a 15% discount and free shipping on any purchase, contributes to the growth of field hockey as a sport in the USA with programs and support, and delivers budget-relieving high quality value-in-kind products and financial contributions to help propel the USA National Teams to international success.
The leading retailer of field hockey equipment, footwear and apparel in the United States, Longstreth works with all levels of teams and athletes including the USA National Teams, colleges and universities, elite clubs, middle and high schools, and recreational programs throughout the United States. Its mission is to offer customers the best field hockey equipment combined with world class customer service from field hockey experts.Longstreth has field hockey specialists, current and former athletes, and coaches, who know their game inside and out, providing expertise in developing and sourcing the best products available to support field hockey athletes for more than 40 years, and to this day they continue to pride themselves as a company who is committed to field hockey. They strive to be the destination for all field hockey players to find the best products, solid advice, and great community support for the game. Customers can shop at longstreth.com for all things field hockey.