A pioneer and disruptor in sports, Paul Rabil is a professional lacrosse player, entrepreneur and co-founder & President of the Premier Lacrosse League. He has influenced the sport at every level, winning championships and MVP’s both collegiately and professionally, as well as becoming a two-time World Lacrosse Champion with Team USA.
In his newest effort to grow the game by increasing on-field access to lacrosse, Rabil has announced his latest initiative, Goals for Greatness, where he has committed to resourcing lacrosse goals in all 50 states, beginning in 2022, and recurring every year thereafter. In 2023, Rabil will be working to extend his endeavor internationally, supporting the latest International Olympic Committee (IOC) announcement, which voted to grant full recognition of lacrosse to its membership. Rabil hopes that lacrosse will be included in the Olympics when it’s hosted in Los Angeles this 2028.
Having grown up with an Auditory Processing Disorder and ADHD, Rabil started the Paul Rabil Foundation in 2011 to help children with learning differences by creating programs and partnerships through sport and scholarship. Rabil has also volunteered extensively with Harlem Lacrosse through the Premier Lacrosse League’s community arm, PLL Assists. Harlem Lacrosse actively recruits special education students and students identified by school administrators as most vulnerable to academic decline and school dropout. As a result, the program serves high poverty and special education students at rates that surpass those of their standard school sites.