January 28th, 2016 | Uncategorized

When I say that Jazmen and I are spoiled here in Waterford, I really mean it. I’m not just talking about the fact that we absolutely love the community here. Or that our teammates on both WIT and Wildcats are awesome. Or that we are receiving a high quality education at WIT. Or that John and Jillian Hayes have treated us like we are their own family since the night we arrived. Or that we get to coach the cutest, most enthusiastic little girls throughout the week. Nope, what I’m referring to here is how Jazmen and I are spoiled in Waterford by our Wildcat’s sponsor, Maxol.


Everyone knows that the way to any athlete’s heart is through the stomach. Well, Maxol has found its way right into my heart (living up to its slogan, “At the heart of it”) by sponsoring Jazmen and I a free meal every single day. A sandwich, a drink, and a piece of fruit are all included in our meal. So as you can see, we are spoiled rotten.


Not only does Maxol treat us with food, but Maxol also sponsors our team by providing the club’s uniforms and travel suits. So we have high quality gear that represents the value of both Maxol and the team itself.


Finally, Valdas, the man in charge of the Maxol sponsorship agreement, is our biggest supporter and number one fan. He attends all the games that he can. He has been in charge of Maxol’s sponsorship of the Wildcats for the past few years and has supported the club through thick and thin. Recently, when we were knocked out of the National Cup in the semi-final game, Valdas told us that it did not matter that we lost. Instead, he said that he was proud of how hard we played and the passion that we showed on the court. He said that we did not lose the game; they just won.


Having the support of Valdas and Maxol is heartwarming as a player. It is a great feeling to know that we have supporters who recognize that we put our hearts and souls into the game, and who will stand behind us whether we win or lose. And of course, it’s always nice to grab a Maxol sandwich whenever I am feeling a bit peckish!



Victory Scholar: Katie Fox

Present University: Waterford IT

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats

Alma Mater: St. Francis College

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland

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