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ESPN Films Announces Release of a Documentary on the Founding of the PLL

via press release

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ESPN Films announced today that ‘Fate of a Sport’ will stream exclusively on ESPN+ on August 29th, followed by a debut on ESPN this September 15th at 7pm ET, and on ABC this September 18th at 1pm ET, just ahead of our 2022 PLL Championship Game.

The movie unveils the making of the PLL over the last 4 years. It shows the highs and lows on the field and in the boardroom, perspectives from those in and outside of the industry, former MLL owners, players and investors. It’s a raw, honest, and vulnerable depiction of what it took to get here…

And the ending is still unwritten.

Special thanks to our director, Michael Doneger, producer, Matt Tolmach, executive producers at Springhill, Phil Byron, Camille Maratchi, Jamal Henderson, Maverick Carter and LeBron James, our writer, Dan Crane, editor, Curtis McConnell, cinematographer, Brett Roberts, and everyone else who worked tirelessly on the film. 

We hope you enjoy.

Yours in the journey,

Michael Rabil Signature

Mike and Paul Rabil

Co-Founders | Premier Lacrosse League

🎞️ “Fate of a Sport” to debut August 29th on ESPN+

ESPN Films’ latest documentary “Fate of a Sport” will debut on August 29 on ESPN+. Directed by Michael Doneger (“This Thing with Sarah,” “The Escort”), the film chronicles the story of lacrosse legend Paul Rabil and his fight to change the trajectory of the sport he loves by launching a new professional league, the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL).

“Fate of a Sport” will also air live on:

  • Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Sunday, September 18 at 1 p.m. ET on ABC leading into the PLL Championship