SHOOTOUT FOR SOLDIERS TO BE AN OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER OF THE PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE
Shootout for Soldiers will work with the Premier Lacrosse League’s PLL Assists initiative to support American veterans
LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 19, 2018) – As the Premier Lacrosse League continues its revolutionary approach to the sport, the league has announced that the nonprofit organization “Shootout for Soldiers” will be an official charity partner.
PLL Assists is seeking to change the way that sports leagues interact with their communities by building lasting relationships with meaningful programs around the country. The program will focus on three specific areas during its inaugural season in 2019: increasing access to lacrosse in underserved communities, supporting American veterans in their transition back home, and joining the fight against cancer. Additionally, the PLL will assist its players’ respective charitable endeavors by investing with financial support and shared resources. Within each of these initiatives, PLL Assists will work with selected, established non-profit partners, to make a meaningful impact to people who need it.
“To have the ability to work with a professional sports league like the Premier Lacrosse League is going to have an incredible impact for us and those we serve,” said Merry Troper, Executive Director of Shootout for Soldiers, one of the non-profit partners working with PLL Assists. “Paul Rabil and Tom Schreiber have been avid supporters of Shootout for Soldiers and we’re excited to further connect the lacrosse and Veteran communities.”
As part of the PLL Assists’ partnership, the PLL will work with Shootout for Soldiers to provide a dedicated number of tickets to each game to Veterans as well as recognize a local hero in each market. The PLL will also help connect its players to one of the dozen Shootout for Soldiers events across the country, aiming to drive awareness for the organization’s signature program.
Since its inception in 2012, Shootout for Soldiers has raised over $3 million for wounded American Veterans. In a total of 40 events in fifteen different cities, over 100,000 people have played in a Shootout for Soldiers event, which uses lacrosse as a platform to connect the Veteran and civilian communities.
“I was fortunate to attend the first Shootout for Soldiers in Baltimore in 2012,” said Paul Rabil, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of PLL. “I have been blown away by the organization’s growth and the impact it’s made. We’re grateful for the service and sacrifice of our brave Veterans and are proud to support this important cause through PLL Assists.”
To learn more about PLL Assists, please visit: premierlacrosseleague.com/assists
To get involved with Shootout for Soldiers, please visit: help.shootoutforsoldiers.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:
About Shootout for Soldiers
Started by a group of high school students in Maryland, Shootout for Soldiers is a 24-hour lacrosse game benefiting our nation’s heroes. The mission of Shootout for Soldiers is to use the platform of lacrosse to engage communities with their local veterans and support their healthy and successful transition into civilian life. Since inception the events have raised more than $3 million. To learn more, please visit www.shootoutforsoldiers.com or follow @SFSLacrosse on Twitter and @Shootoutforsoldiers on Instagram.