LOS ANGELES (Jan. 11, 2019) – Today, the Premier Lacrosse League announced that it has partnered with Baltimore-based STX to be an equipment supplier for the PLL’s inaugural season.
“STX has been an industry leader and innovator since the very first synthetic head in 1970, and we’re excited to partner with such a forward thinking company,” adds Michael Rabil, CEO and Co-Founder of the PLL. “STX shares in our vision of a player-driven league and we look forward to building the future together.”
The partnership will showcase STX sponsored athletes -- a list that includes such stars as Kyle Harrison, Marcus Holman and Will Manny -- competing with their STX equipment during the PLL’s inaugural season. Additionally, STX will launch interactive experiences on site at PLL game weekends, allowing fans of all ages to engage with STX’s innovative products and PLL’s world-class athletes.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Premier Lacrosse League and provide the opportunity for the top players in the game to compete in our equipment,” explains Ed Saunders, VP of Sales and Marketing for STX. “The PLL is providing players an opportunity to pursue lacrosse in a full time capacity like never before, and we’re excited to join that movement.”
As part of the announcement, PLL and STX have released an exclusive video showcasing Harrison’s journey to becoming a star at the professional level. Harrison, an STX athlete since graduating from Johns Hopkins in 2005, is the Director of Player Relations for the PLL, and will be onsite at LaxCon later this week to promote the partnership.
STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey and ice hockey. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what is now the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit www.stx.com
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 league was announced in October 2018, with an exclusive
media-rights deal with NBC Sports Group. 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: