I played lacrosse in college at Towson University. We played against Virginia in my sophomore year, many of my close friends are from UVA now that the road and journey of life has changed and turned. It’s funny when you hear of things and start to delve into the writing, research, and product. Johnny Christmas scored plenty of goals on me in college. Haven’t seen him since the days of SoCal and Adrenaline Lacrosse
. Now, he has been bringing the love back to Philly through Encore Brand
. The store has teamed up with L.E.A.P.S.
and Mural Arts Program
; every purchase will give back to the community in some way. Johnny and Matt have really come together for something special in Philly. Athletes using their resources to give back to the neighborhood, stoop, and field near you!!!
ENCORE BRAND is a shoe and apparel company started by professional lacrosse player JOHN CHRISTMAS and industrial design entrepreneur MATT RALL. Matt Rall has designed shoes for the likes of Grant Hill, Tony Hawk, Mark Philappoussis, Gabriela Sabatini, Steve Berra, Bucky Lasek. While working for the likes of corporate giants likes Nike, Puma, Fila and many more.
ENCORE BRAND’s mission is simple. We want to produce high-end quality footwear and apparel. We strive to be a company that is dedicated to finding the most inspiring, sustainable causes to align ourselves with. Through our collaborative efforts we seek to educate and give back. THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISING PROJECT. Instead we are a company that uses our influence and growth to help support local organizations. Rall brings the innovative and original design ideas to match Christmas’ style, enthusiasm for the Brand and passion to inspire.
|Christmas and the Brand