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DALLAS, Texas, February 15, 2024 – Slate River Systems, Inc. (SRSI), a leading integrator of material handling systems, is thrilled to announce its official sponsorship of the Dallas Jackals, future champions of Major League Rugby. This exciting partnership marks a significant milestone for both organizations, as SRSI joins forces with the Jackals to support their journey to excellence on and off the rugby field.

As part of this sponsorship, SRSI, the Jackals, and their team captain, Sam Golla, have developed a community engagement initiative aimed at creating unforgettable experiences for non-profit organizations and their families called Sam’s Superstars. Through this program, SRSI and Sam will select a different non-profit organization for each home game of the season, offering them an exclusive opportunity to attend the game and enjoy a day filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the spirit of rugby.

Highlights of the “Sam’s Superstars” sponsorship program include:

  1. Exclusive Game-Day Experience: The chosen non-profit organization and their families will be treated to an exclusive game-day experience at Dallas Jackals’ home games.
  2. Meet and Greet with Sam: Prior to the game, attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet with Sam, a representative from SRSI, and gain insights into the partnership and the organization’s commitment to community support.:
  3. Special Seating: Sam’s Superstars will be seated in a specially designated section, allowing them to enjoy the game in comfort and style while cheering for the Dallas Jackals.

SRSI understands the importance of giving back to the community and is committed to making a positive impact beyond the business arena. By sponsoring the Dallas Jackals and launching “Sam’s Superstars,” SRSI aims to foster a sense of unity and support within the local community while promoting the sport of rugby.

“Community engagement is at the heart of SRSI’s values, and we are thrilled to be partnering with the Dallas Jackals to create memorable experiences for non-profit organizations and their families through ‘Sam’s Superstars,'” says Ben York, Chief Executive Officer at SRSI. “We believe in the power of sports to inspire and unite communities, and we are excited to be part of the Dallas Jackals’ journey.”

“I’m thrilled!” said Sam Golla, captain of the Dallas Jackals and MLR’s 2023 Rookie of the Year. “I’ve been wanting to do something like this since I joined the Jackals. When I met with SRSI’s leadership and we realized that their principles aligned perfectly with our team’s objectives and values, it made perfect sense to develop this program.”

About SRSI:

SRSI is a leading material handling systems integrator specializing in automation and warehouse information systems. With products ranging from warehouse software, to storage racks, to conveyor systems, SRSI partners with businesses to design, implement, and maintain tailored solutions that improve efficiency, accuracy, and profitability. For more information, visit  www.srsi.com.

About the Dallas Jackals:

The Dallas Jackals (est. 2022) are a professional rugby team that plays at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Jackals are members of Major League Rugby. The team’s central mission is to provide an exciting, family-friendly game experience to the residents of North Texas. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch. More information is available at www.dallasjackals.com.

About Sam Golla:
The 2024 season will be the second for Sam Golla with the Dallas Jackals. Sam was the team’s 2022 first overall draft pick and at the end of 2023 season he was named First Team All-MLR and Rookie of the Year. Sam graduated from Cal-Berkeley in 2022 with a degree in Sustainable Environmental Design/Architecture. In 2023 Sam made his debut with the USA National Team in a match against Romania.

To learn more about partnering with SRSI on your next warehouse system, software upgrade, or transformation, please email us at [email protected] or call 833-228-6902. For media inquiries, please contact [email protected].