LOS ANGELES (Mar. 8, 2019) – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) and the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) announced today that they will co-host games together at Homewood Field on June 22nd and 23rd.
“We are thrilled to join forces at Homewood Field in the hotbed of lacrosse,” explained Michele Dejuliis, CEO of the WPLL. “Bringing the best talent from the men’s and women’s game is going to be a thrill for lacrosse fans all over.”
Two months ago, the PLL and WPLL announced their groundbreaking strategic alliance as part of an effort to unify the sport and create gender unification at the pro level. With a combined 160 All-Americans and 16 Tewaaraton winners, the two preeminent professional lacrosse leagues will join together for an unparalleled event in which fans will be able to watch their favorite pros from both leagues.
“We're co-hosting Week 4 with the WPLL in one of the sport's major hotbeds, creating an opportunity for fans to see their favorite players and teams over one weekend.” added Paul Rabil, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of the Premier Lacrosse League. “I’m excited to play again at Homewood Field, one of the most iconic venues in our sport, and a stadium I've witnessed some of the greatest teams of all-time compete at."
While in town for the weekend, the PLL will work with Charm City Youth Lacrosse, a lacrosse-based youth development non-profit that helps underserved kids in Baltimore. The organization is run by Kyle Harrison, PLL midfielder and Director of Player Relations. The PLL will also partner with Shootout for Soldiers, a 24-hour lacrosse event benefiting wounded American Veterans, that will hold its annual event on June 17th and 18th.
The WPLL will continue its area impact following the games by hosting the WPLL Futures Tryout in conjunction with US Lacrosse. Registration will be open on March 9th for the Maryland region.
About the Premier Lacrosse League
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) brings the sport of lacrosse to a national stage for the first time through a tour-based model, complete with the best players the game has to offer. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group comprised of The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Chernin Group, and Blum Capital. The PLL season will begin in June 2019, with six teams, embarking on a 14-week season that concludes with a playoff and PLL championship game. The PLL season will be distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit PremierLacrosseLeague.com, and follow on social media:
About the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League
Founded in 2017 by 4 x All-American, and 2-time World Champion Michele DeJuliis, the WPLL is a professional league made up of 125 of the top post-collegiate female lacrosse players in the world and a youth development league connecting with the top high school players in the country. For both our professional and our youth players, the WPLL prioritizes character development as a means to excel in life on and off the field. The WPLL uses lacrosse as a vehicle to provide girls with skills that allow them to not only become better athletes, but also grow into confident and brave women. For more information, visit prowomenslax.com, and follow on social media: