In 2016, Lights Out Billiards Apparel was founded by Jake Lawson and Zack Kosojet, both of whom are cousins from Baltimore, MD. Growing up they both played a variety of sports and were known to be fiercely competitive, regardless of the activity. They both shared the opinion that sports shirts were sometimes too bland or too stereotyped. They wanted something different. A product with not only attitude and emotion, but embodies class and integrity. After many years of education, training, and business experience, they decided to launch this apparel business to ultimately bring a better product to today’s athletes and competitors that embodied their vision. Tony Manning joined the company in 2017. He owns several businesses including Brews & Cues on the Boulevard which is a pool room in Pasadena, Maryland and has become the hub for Lights Out Billiards Apparel.