2nd Skull, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Guardian Sports. The agreement enables Guardian Sports to directly market and sell 2nd Skull’s product line to teams, leagues, schools, and other athletic organizations across North America.
The partnership brings together two organizations that have both previously earned product development grants from the National Football League as winners of the HeadHealth Tech Challenge Series, an annual event focused on the development and improvement of player safety equipment.
2nd Skull’s patented protective headgear will complement and help to strengthen Guardian’s line of protective products.
“The team, innovation and solutions at Guardian are second to none,” said Greg Czerpak, president and chief operating officer of 2nd Skull. “Many elite teams and programs trust Guardian to help keep their athletes better protected and on the playing field and we are thrilled to partner with such a talented group” added Czerpak. It was announced in August that the NFL chose to evaluate Guardian Caps and with the support of the NFL Players’ Association, permitted the Guardian Cap NXT for use in practice by NFL offensive and defensive linemen.
“At Guardian Sports, our priorities are improving athlete safety and performance through equipment innovation. The 2nd Skull brand and mission aligns perfectly with these objectives and we are excited to help bring new head protection items to our customers and partners” said Erin Hanson, owner and chief executive officer of Guardian Sports. “Both organizations share a true passion for protecting athletes,” said Hanson, “This partnership further aligns two companies with similar pasts and priorities.” Beyond winning development funding from the NFL, both organizations also have strong relationships with the players’ associations of the National Football League and Major League Baseball and combine to boast an innovation portfolio that totals 14 granted patents.
Photo courtesy 2nd Skull x Guardian Sports