True warrior’s defend the defenseless. When you swing Warstic® you swing it in honor, and support, of real people on the ground battling to improve the spirit of the human experience.
Our mission is to make more people aware of the harder to find, but important causes led by these warriors. We do this by highlighting their stories, supporting them through fundraising efforts, scholarships, and though sharing a portion of our annual profits.
The core causes we support on an ongoing basis are:
1) Our main cause is leading efforts to better the health and wellness of Native Youth in America thru sports & recreation.
2) The battle to conserve our nation’s rivers, streams and hunting grounds.
The American Indian Stic Warriors Fund by Warstic was created to raise funds to sponsor Native American Youth in the sports of Baseball, Softball, Hockey, & Lacrosse.
We will also work to opportunistically improve the quality of sports facilities on tribal lands wherever we can. Our goal is to make quality instruction and education in these stic sports more accessible by easing the financial burden associated with specialized select sports in todays world. We will work with Native Youth to hone their mental game, increase nutritional knowledge and to expand their perspective on life beyond sports. We will work to provide mentors to extend our youths minds beyond the field of battle to make sure they value service, learning, health & nutrition, and appreciation for heritage, art and music.
The real reason to dedicate portion of our lives to sports is to develop character and life skills beyond the field of play. Baseball especially, has been taken over by baseball entrepreneurs who are doing a poor job of developing young men on the field of play and in the game of life. Becuase of the opportunity to make money, the game at the youth level has become a sport of haves and have nots run not entirely but mostly but business people, not teachers and mentors. Baseball is great character developer simply because it is so hard, requires such mental strength and you must endure constant failure. We want to help encourage participation in these stic sports but to youth who do not have the financial means too. Baseball teaches us self control, grit and gratitude that will serve us beyond the playing field. And many Native youth face greater challenges than any group in America. So its not about how good we become at baseball, it is about developing belief in ones ability to confront challenges, and move on from failure to battle.
"My goal with the American Indian Stic Warriors Fund is to give our Native Youth the energy back that I once received when I was inspired by Native friends and artists. Without that inspiration Warstic would not be what it is. It would just be another sporting goods company. But becuase of their spirit, we have warriors spirit. So if we are successful, I hope the fund helps them thrive, and grow, and inspired them to go make art of their own in whatever that art from may be Maybe its sports, maybes its business, maybe it fine art. I hope we help them to learn to embrace learning. I hope we inspire them to believe in themselves and ultimately be self determined. "
Founder of Warstic
How you can help?
1) Buy products, and in doing so support this cause.
2) Nominate Native Youth for scholarships. We take nominations to identify Native youth players of any age who love the sport of baseball, and soon softball, hockey, and lacrosse, and want to continue their education of the sport they love.
3) Let us know of stic sport facilities on tribal lands that need improvement. Tell us the stories of the people working to support Native youth.
Pictured are Kolten, Lucas, and Tui. Just a few of the Native Youth we sponsor.