US Lacrosse Named an Official Partner of the PLL Championship Series
By PLL | Jul 15, 2020
The Premier Lacrosse League and US Lacrosse will form a partnership through the PLL Championship Series, set to take place from July 25th - August 9th. The partnership will focus on supporting US Lacrosse as an organization, and its mission to provide leadership, growth, and programs that fuel the sport and enrich the experience in lacrosse for all participants.
The announcement comes as an extension of a standing partnership - with initiatives across youth lacrosse, diversity and inclusion, U.S. Men’s National Teams, and general alignment on leadership to help drive the sport forward.
Core to the partnership will be fundraising support for the sport’s National Governing Body. This will include linear broadcast “text-to-donate” integrations on NBCSN as well as promotion of a general giving page to support the non-profit.
“Like many families, companies, and organizations, US Lacrosse has not been immune to the impacts of COVID-19. We are grateful for the continued financial support of members and donors across our community. Our partnership with the PLL will provide meaningful amplification of our nonprofit’s mission and signal alignment at the highest level of the sport,” says US Lacrosse CEO, Steve Stenersen.
“We’re proud of our partnership with US Lacrosse and believe that supporting the health of their organization is important for continued growth at all levels of the sport. The PLL Championship Series will provide unprecedented access to lacrosse with 14 of 20 games appearing on linear television - and the opportunity to drive awareness to US Lacrosse’s initiatives will be invaluable.” says PLL Co-Founder, Paul Rabil.
The PLL Championship Series will be played in Utah under a quarantine format to optimize player safety. The event comes after a mid-season cancellation of collegiate lacrosse and youth programs around the country.
“We hope that the Championship Series will provide a bright spot in a difficult year for lacrosse. Our partnership with US Lacrosse is symbolic of wider support and alignment in a difficult time for many lacrosse players and families. We feel fortunate for the opportunity to bring the best players in the world to life through this event - and to do it in lockstep with partners like US Lacrosse”.
To support US Lacrosse and their initiatives, please visit their giving page here.
About the PLL: The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is the leading professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 7 teams rostered with the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar 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), and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL season is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL),
Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL).
About US Lacrosse: US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse and the home of the nation’s fastest-growing team sport. US Lacrosse, which coordinates all activities of the U.S. National Teams Program, has nearly 400,000 members across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.