LOS ANGELES, CA. (November 1, 2019) - The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today its participation in World Crosse this month in Japan. As part of the event, the PLL will help compose the United States team that will consist of 16 PLL players, with all 6 PLL teams represented on the roster. World Crosse consists of multiple exhibition games that will include players from PLL and WPLL facing off against Japanese All-Stars. World Crosse will take place from November 14-18 in Japan with game day occurring on Saturday, November 16 at Urayasu Athletic Field - just 30 minutes outside of Tokyo. The game will be broadcasted on-demand in Asia and live via SKY PerfecTV! in Japan.
In addition to the exhibition game, the PLL will host various youth clinics throughout the weekend to promote the sport and showcase the best players in the world to a captivated audience. Additional details regarding team composition and players attending will be announced at a later date.
“Lacrosse participation in Japan continues to grow and we couldn’t be more pleased to bring the PLL’s top players overseas for World Crosse exhibitions,” says PLL Co-Founder and CSO Paul Rabil. “In 2018, lacrosse was formally recognized by the IOC, and we’re continuing to work with World Lacrosse and its members to position ourselves for 2028 Olympic inclusion. This fantastic event will continue to get our players in front of a global audience, both in-person and on-screen.”
“We are very honored to invite players from the best lacrosse league in the world to World Crosse held in Japan,” says Japanese lacrosse star Sachiyo Yamada. “We promise that we will do our best to prepare for World Crosse so that the audience, including kids who have never seen lacrosse before, can experience the on-field product of the best players in the world. We look forward to collaborating alongside the PLL team to promote the game and work to make it an official sport in the 2028 Olympics.”
ABOUT 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 sport 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, Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings and Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The PLL season began on June 1, 2019 with six teams embarking on a 14-week season that concluded with a playoff and PLL Championship Game. 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 WORLD CROSSE
World Crosse is an annual tournament aimed to grow the game of lacrosse founded by professional player Sachiyo Yamada (World Lacrosse Board Member/Blue Sky Working Group Member). The tournament provides an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the greatness of lacrosse by showcasing the exhibition played by the top Japanese and American players. World Crosse broadcasts through SKY PerfecTV! (Japanese TV Media) to give everyone in Japan the opportunity to watch the sport. Entering its third year, World Crosse works with local communities to promote international exchange and to grow the game with children unfamiliar with lacrosse.
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