Made In Champaign County

Litania Sports Group

Litania Sports Group is the parent company of four distinct brands, focusing on athletic field and facility equipment. Formed by the combination of two companies, Gill Athletics, founded in 1918, and Porter Athletic, founded in 1868, LSG today sells products under the Gill Athletics, Porter Athletic, PowerMax, and Upper90 brand names to schools, universities, contractors, and institutional customers around the world.


Over 8,000 unique athletic equipment products are designed, manufactured, and marketed through six distinct divisions; Track & Field, Custom Construction, Basketball, Volleyball, Field Sports, and Sports Performance. Flagship products include overhead basketball backstops, pole vaulting poles, hurdles, volleyball systems, soccer goals, wall pads, high jump and pole vault pits, weight lifting & fitness equipment, football goals posts, and discus cages.

Fun Facts

Gill Athletics is the official equipment provider to USA Track & Field and is featured at every Olympic Trials and national championship track meet. Gill throwing implements have been used at every Olympic Game and World Championships meet. The 2012 Olympic gold medal and 2013 World Championship gold medal were won by athletes vaulting on a Gill manufactured vaulting pole.

Porter Athletic is the largest provider of custom engineered gymnasium equipment in the USA. Porter developed the first fan shaped backboard and the first glass backboard. Porter equipment is featured in nearly half of all high school gymnasiums.

Litania manufacturers approximately 75% of the products it sells in its Champaign factory with the balance of products being made in Asia.