The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association is a non-profit organization and the local chapter of US Lacrosse—a 501(c)(3) based in Baltimore that serves as the national governing body for the sport. The PLA supports and promotes the game of lacrosse at all levels in its chapter area, which includes Greater Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania and portions of Northern Pennsylvania. The PLA also maintains the Eastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which honors the great players, coaches, officials, promoters and others, both men and women, who have made significant contributions to the game in Pennsylvania and are deserving of the highest recognition.