As I mentioned before, Shootout For Soldiers Boston was a great success this past month. Countless fans came out to support those playing in the 24 hours, and overall just above $26,000 was raised for veterans. Check out the recap video above.
Just over 24 hours ago, a group of close to 40 women took the field and kicked off the first-ever Boston Shootout For Soldiers. The Maryland-based event has been running for 3 years and decided to expand to 5 locations this year. After the women’s game finished, founder Tyler Steinhardt gave his warm opening remarks along with organizer Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, followed by the (in)famous veterans game. The next 22 hours consisted of a jumble of teams, both organized and pickup, coming together from around New England and beyond to keep the game running. There was a great atmosphere at the event, and we had the privilege of attending and filming close to a third of it. As the game came to a close with a final score of 196-189, a tired group of middle schoolers let loose their cheers, as some finished up playing close to 10 hours in total. The individual efforts to keep the event running were truly admirable, and it was quite a feat to have two full teams running even in the early hours of the morning.
Shootout For Soldiers is a fantastic event, and if you are a resident in Ohio, California, or Long Island, I would highly recommend attending the event when it comes to your state next month. Though the play may not be MLL level, the food was great and apparel was plentiful, all while supporting the troops. Head over to the Shootout For Soldiers website for more information, and keep an eye out for our video coming later this week.
Shootout for Soldiers has launched their 2015 store with gear for both men & women. You do not have to participate in the event to purchase, and honestly this gear is some of the best I’ve seen. Really high quality stuff. Slightly high price-tag, but it’s all going to a good cause. Check it out on the online store.
Each year, Shootout for Soldiers hosts a 24-hour lacrosse game to help raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. This year, the event is being hosted in several cities to spread opportunities to players across the nation. Locations include Boston, Baltimore, Ohio, Long Island, California. For those of you near Boston, we may have something special prepared for the event… find out more on the Shootout for Soldiers website!