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Ohio Machine Creates New Partnership With Mills James

March 1, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio– The 2017 Major League Lacrosse champion Ohio Machine have announced a new comprehensive partnership with Mills James. As part of the agreement, Mills James will become an official partner of COYLL, the Ohio Machine High School Showcase, the Ohio Machine Senior All-Star Challenge, and the Ohio Lacrosse Fall Classic.

“We’ve been looking for local sports sponsorship opportunities and were very impressed with Ohio Machine’s MLL Championship success and growth,” Mills James Chief Marketing Officer Mike Yearling said. “The team also inspired us with their commitment to youth development. It’s a great time to be a lacrosse fan in Central Ohio, a great sport for kids to play and we’re so excited to help build the fan experience.”

2018 will see the introduction of Sheen Fan Friday presented by Mills James and the Mills James Photo Booth on game days at Fortress Obetz. 

“This is exactly the way we want to craft our partnerships,” Ohio Machine Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Brian Ciccone said. “We want to utilize our connection to the lacrosse community to drive engagement, brand awareness, and unique business opportunities directly back to partners. The support Mills James has for this community and our growth as a sport is second to none. They will definitely add some tremendous additions to our fan experience at all Machine home games.”

The Machine and Mills James partnership will kick off in 2018 at the Ohio Machine High School Showcase March 17. Tickets are available for the event and all Machine games at 

About Mills James

Mills James is a full-service creative media company specializing in video and event production with facilities in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. For more than three decades Mills James has been helping some of the country's biggest brands plan, develop and execute the events and videos that have shaped, driven and celebrated their growth. Mills James provides event and video production services to Fortune 500 companies, startups and not-for-profits. For more information, visit or follow them on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

About the Ohio Machine

The Ohio Machine is a professional lacrosse team based in Columbus, Ohio.   The Machine is one of nine teams competing in Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league.  The team has been competing in the MLL since 2012 and won the franchise’s first MLL Championship in 2017.  The team competes at Fortress Obetz, the nation’s first professional lacrosse specific stadium.  For more information on Ohio Machine lacrosse, please visit or follow the Machine on   FacebookTwitter, Snapchat and  Instagram @machinemll