Our Story

Lace Up, LLC was established in 2015 by high school students, Drew Casa and Stephen Sommer. Drew continues to run Lace Up as the President/CEO, alongside his lifelong friend, Victor Ferrante, as Director of Marketing/Vice President. They are both lifelong Clevelanders. Lace Up basketball leagues strive to keep a fun style of basketball, while keeping a competitive aspect to the game. Lace Up provides an affordable option to continue playing the sport that we all grew up loving. However, Lace Up is not just about playing basketball. The management works hard and has acquired multiple sponsors and offers giveaways and promotional contests to players in the leagues. Lace Up attempts to create a unique weekend entertainment option for high school students, involving basketball, social interaction, and contests. The company aims to support local businesses, by promoting its sponsors, who are primarily Cleveland businesses, as well as provide connections between its players and sponsors. Lace Up is the complete package when it comes to weekend entertainment. The company currently has hopes of expanding but will always call Cleveland home.