After moving from San Jose, California to Everett, Washington in 2010, the Stealth has created quite a presence in the state. Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation, and its growing popularity can be seen at any one of their fan packed games. Thanks to social media, fans can stay connected to the Washington Stealth via networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The Stealth has reached out to their young fan base by giving them an opportunity to play for the junior Stealth or become a Junior Bombshell cheerleader. To showcase this incredible team, Northwest Live decided to produce this 2012 informational highlight video.
Lacrosse is North America’s oldest game that has now developed into a professional indoor sport. In 2010 the Washington stealth moved to Everett and with community involvement and a national championship in 2011 the Stealth have sparked and created excitement for the sport of lacrosse throughout Washington.
Indoor lacrosse is still new to most of the world but progress of the sports growth is attributed to and tracked by social media. The Washington stealth website allows the fans to stay connected on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Any sport is positive for youth and the Washington stealth bring more than just a professional indoor lacrosse team to Snohomish County. The Stealth website has a kids club that provides options on how to play for the junior stealth, become a junior Bombshell cheerleader, access bombers book club and a link for sticks-2-schools which is a nonprofit organization helping lacrosse develop in schools throughout the state.
“We didn’t know there was this kind of demand for box lacrosse but the kids are just eating it up, it’s making them better field lacrosse players and the sport is already the fastest growing sport in the nation and Washington is the fastest growing state in the nation so we’re just seeing explosive growth here” says David Takata, WA Stealth President. Indoor lacrosse is a fast paced game of skill and physical stamina that is played at the Comcast arena in Everett. And it’s easy to see that after just one game kids, parents, and sports fans all become hooked.