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Premier Lacrosse League, Onrise Partner to Prioritize Mental Health in Professional Lacrosse

By PLL | Apr 23, 2024

LOS ANGELES – April 23, 2024 – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster, today announced a new partnership with Onrise, a leading mental health company, dedicated to prioritizing the mental health and well-being of lacrosse athletes.

The PLL and Onrise will partner to provide comprehensive mental health care tailored specifically for PLL players and coaches as part of the PLL's commitment to athlete welfare. Combined with Onrise’s expertise in athlete-specific mental health, the collaboration seeks to foster a culture of mental resilience and empowerment within the sport.

“From day one, the well-being of our athletes has been a top priority for our league – from providing full health benefits, a first in professional lacrosse, to our partnership with Onrise, we continue to put our players at the forefront on our mission to trailblaze the future of professional sports,” said Rachael DeCecco, VP of Lacrosse at the Premier Lacrosse League. "By joining forces with Onrise, we are taking proactive steps to support the mental health needs of our athletes and ensure they have access to the resources and support they need to thrive both on and off the field."

Onrise offers comprehensive mental health care, including athlete-specific peer counseling, licensed therapy, and psychiatry under one roof. Through this partnership, Onrise will work closely with the PLL to integrate its services into the league's existing player support programs, providing athletes with personalized mental health and wellness resources to support their overall well-being.

"Today marks a pivotal moment in the intersection of sports and mental health,” said Kimberly Quigley, MD, FABPN, Chief Executive Officer at Onrise. “I am honored and thrilled to announce our partnership with the Premier Lacrosse League. Together, we are committed to supporting the mental health of current players and staff that strive towards excellence every day. By providing comprehensive mental health care that is affordable, relatable and accessible, we aim to redefine athlete mental health.

“Onrise is thrilled that the PLL chose us to provide mental health care for its athletes,” said Carlos Montoya, Chief Operating Officer at Onrise. “We are especially pleased to have found a partner in PLL that is as passionate about athlete mental health as we are, and we look forward to building a fantastic mental health care program to support PLL athletes for years to come.”   

The 2024 PLL season kicks off on June 1 in Albany, NY. To view the full 2024 PLL schedule and purchase tickets, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com.

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 eight 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 PLL is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, The Chernin Group, Arctos Sports Partners, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Kraft Group, Bolt Capital 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 named 2023 Best Place to Work in Sports, and 2020 Sports Breakthrough by the Sports Business Journal, and recognized as a 2021 Best Employer in Sports by  Front Office Sports. For more on the league, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL) and TikTok (@pll).