Return to Play Webinar Hosted by SquadLocker and Augusta Sportswear Focuses on Innovation and Tech

September 21, 2020

Tracy Wemett

SquadLocker’s Gary Goldberg and Augusta Sportswear’s Mark Botterill discuss increasing role of innovation and tech in safe return to play – Thursday, September 24, 2020


WARWICK, R.I. – Sept. 21, 2020 – SquadLocker, a leading provider of online tools and services for teams and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing, is hosting part three of its popular webinar series, “Return to Play in Youth Athletics,” with Augusta Sportswear Brands. CEO of SquadLocker, Gary Goldberg and VP of Strategy for Augusta Sportswear, Mark Botterill are discussing the important and increasing role of innovation and technology in returning to sports safely.


WHAT: Webinar, “Return To Play Discussion with Industry Experts – Part 3 – Innovation and Tech,” Hosted by SquadLocker and Augusta Sportswear Brands

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. ET



“COVID-19 is expediting the evolution of tech in sports as technology and various innovations are being used to conduct rapid health checks for athletes and coaches, engage fans virtually, and more,” said Gary Goldberg. “In our new world, leveraging technology and data is a key factor in developing and adhering to preventative and responsive safety measures, as well as driving informed decisions. This important segment of our webinar series addresses various aspects of how tech is ensuring the safe return to play.”

Gary is a third generation textile engineer who has enjoyed designing products to improve the well-being and comfort of consumers for some of the world’s most recognized retailers and brands. He is the founder of CleanBrands, encasements for mattresses and pillows that protect against allergens and micro-toxins. Gary also founded Case The Music, a guitar and musical instrument case company which was his first step into sewn textile product development. He has served on the board of trustees at Moses Brown School for over a decade.

Mark Botterill is VP of Strategy for Augusta Sportswear, a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-performance active wear and spirit wear for teams, coaches, athletes, fans, and corporate. Since 2015, he has owned Bownet Sports, leader in sports related portable net technology that allows any athlete the ability to play anywhere. He was Chief Operating Officer at SCORE Sports, Inc. for 15 years. He was also Executive Director for Milwaukee Kickers SC for 10 years and served as Head Soccer Coach-Sports Information Director at Viterbo University in Wisconsin.

SquadLocker’s e-Book, “Building Your Return to Play Plan,” includes checklists, templates for letters and communications, resource links, and more to aid the safe return to play. Download the e-Book here:


To register for the webinar, go to:


About SquadLocker

SquadLocker uses innovative technologies to reinvent the way sports leagues, teams, and schools design and purchase customized gear, including uniforms, spirit wear, and other apparel. Offering market-leading brands, the company manages the entire process – from instant online store creation to free graphic artwork assistance as well as decoration, production, and fulfilment – from its wholly-owned manufacturing facility. This makes it easier for league organizers and school administrators to manage sports and school programs, while coaches and teachers can spend more time mentoring and inspiring athletes and students. For more information, visit: and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.



Tracy Wemett



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