Premier Lacrosse League, Boardroom, to Launch ‘Street Lacrosse,’ Set to Debut at Inaugural Open Run Event on September 8 in NYC

By PLL | Aug 28, 2023

LOS ANGELES - August 28, 2023 - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster alongside Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Boardroom today launched Street Lacrosse, a new, rule-light, minimal-equipment lacrosse property designed to expand access to the sport. The PLL and Boardroom will debut Street Lacrosse at its first Open Run Event on September 8, 2023 in New York at Kevin Durant's Build It and They Will Ball court at East Side Community School.   

Street Lacrosse, which will parallel pick-up lacrosse, is meant to be played by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Players only need sticks and a ball, commonly a tennis ball, along with any agreed upon boundaries and any goal target, whether it be a net, post, bucket, or other marker, and can be played to any agreed score.

“When KD and Ace invested in the PLL, we all knew our biggest impact would come from creating more access to the sport by giving back to the community. Much like the game of basketball, Street Lacrosse will function as an equalizer for anyone who wants to pick up and play – with just a stick and a ball, flexible rules, in any setting,” said Paul Rabil, co-founder and President of the PLL. “For our first Open Run in New York City, we’ll introduce Street Lacrosse with our youth partners and PLL pros at KD’s Lower East Side courts. We couldn’t be more excited about the launch of this movement.”

"In everything we do, we want to work with great people, put on great events, and give back to the community," said Boardroom CEO Rich Kleiman. "We strongly believe in Paul and PLL’s vision for their league. The chance to be able to partner with them not only helps grow the sport, but gives Boardroom the opportunity to create an event in New York that reflects our love for the city and its culture as well. This will be the first of many collabs between PLL and Boardroom." 

The inaugural Street Lacrosse Open Run in New York City will feature pro and amateur games between PLL athletes and PLL Assists partners like Bronx Lacrosse, Harlem Lacrosse, City Lax and Brooklyn Lacrosse. DJ Ralphe Som, NYC street food, local art activations, and lacrosse challenges will round out the event. In partnership with STX, the PLL will be donating 150 sticks and 12 nets to the East Side Community School. The PLL will also be giving away 1,000 mini sticks to the public during the event on an open court, where anyone can join a Street Lacrosse pick-up game.

Media interested in attending the inaugural Street Lacrosse Open Run in New York City September 8 can RSVP here. To learn more about Street Lacrosse visit

About the Premier Lacrosse League
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams rostered by the best players in the world. 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 composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Chernin Group, Blum Capital, The Kraft Group, Arctos Sports Partners, and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL is distributed through an exclusive media rights agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+. The PLL was recognized by Front Office Sports’ 2021 Best Employers in Sports. For more information, visit and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube ( and TikTok (@pll).

About Boardroom
Boardroom covers the business of sports, music and entertainment, with a special focus on the ways that athletes, executives, musicians, and creators are moving the business world forward. Boardroom is at the forefront of industry change: We bring unique perspectives on, and access to, the news, trending topics and key players you need to know.
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