Approach Clothing Co. Signs on as Presenting Sponsor and Official Apparel Merchandiser of 2023 National Hockey Festival

NAPLES, Fla. – USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce that Approach Clothing Co. has signed on as the presenting sponsor and official apparel merchandiser for the 2023 National Hockey Festival, powered by 3STEP Sports.

Since 1981, the National Hockey Festival has served generations of athletes, coaches, umpires and families during the Thanksgiving weekend. The 2023 edition will take place November 24 through 26 at the Paradise Coast Sports Complex and North Collier Regional Park and welcome athletes ages U-10 through U-19.

As the presenting sponsor and official event apparel merchandiser, Approach Clothing Co. will be onsite in Naples to serve the needs of the athletes, their families and fans, as well as college coaches and others in attendance. They will offer high quality t-shirts, long sleeves, sweatshirts and more with an event specific logo.

“3STEP Sports has a long-standing relationship with J. Hackney and Approach Clothing Co.,” said Ainslee Lamb, 3STEP Sports Field Hockey Vice President. “We are confident that he will be an excellent ambassador for the renowned National Hockey Festival and serve all of the constituents with his high standards of customer service and quality products. It is always enjoyable working with someone that shares a passion for the sport and serving the field hockey community!"

“Approach Clothing Co. has been a regular participant at USA Field Hockey events for many years,” added Ginger Wheeler, USA Field Hockey’s Commercial Partnership and Marketing Manager. “Their clothing designs and quality will make 2023 National Hockey Festival tournament gear unique, must-have items that will be treasured for years.”

"The National Hockey Festival has been a Thanksgiving destination for hockey players for generations,” said Hackney, Approach Clothing Co. Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to partner with USA Field Hockey and 3STEP Sports as the presenting sponsor for this prestigious event."

About Approach Clothing Co.
As an event apparel merchandiser since 1998, Approach Clothing Co. successfully sells its own line of clothing and official merchandise at events nationwide. Approach Clothing Co. currently partners with over 100 sporting events annually.

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About 3STEP Sports

3STEP SPORTS LLC is the industry leader for youth sports clubs and events in the country, impacting 1.1+ million athletes from all 50 states across nine different sports. With a mission to be the leading and most dependable platform for all athletes to live out their passions, 3STEP has reimagined youth sports by providing access to top-tier coaching, nationally-ranked events, best-in-class facilities and premier media content to all athletes.

To learn more about 3STEP Sports, visit

About USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. USA Field Hockey is committed to providing opportunities for the 30,000 members to participate develop and excel as athletes, coaches, umpires and administrators. The U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams strive for competitive excellence in the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Cup and other international competitions. USA Field Hockey is a proud member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, International Hockey Federation and Pan American Hockey Federation.

To learn more about USA Field Hockey, visit