Registration Now Open for 24-Hour Lacrosse Event Benefiting Wounded American Veterans
Returning to Thomas Worthington High School on July 16 and 17
Shootout for Soldiers will once again host their 24-hour lacrosse event in Ohio on July 16-17 at Thomas Worthington High school after an incredibly successful inaugural event last year. In 2015, Shootout for Soldiers Ohio raised $45,065 for veterans through the support of 800 players and over 6,500 attendees.
“Shootout for Soldiers Ohio surpassed all of our expectations in its first year,” said Shootout for Soldiers Ohio Event Organizer Merry Troper. “The support that we received from the community went above and beyond and we were fortunate to have dozens of volunteers throughout all 24 hours of the event.”
Those interested in participating in the event can begin to register on March 1 at www.ShootoutForSoldiers.com. The games are open to both male and female teams of all ages, with honorary Veterans games opening each event. Volunteer registration is open on the website as well, and admission for spectators is free.
The Shootout for Soldiers Ohio team is excited to host an even greater event in 2016 and credits part of the event’s success to the local support received. “The Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Ohio Machine were integral partners in helping us spread the word about the event and connect with the local lacrosse community,” Troper added. “We look forward to once again using the sport of lacrosse to support our local veterans.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, Gary Sinise Foundation, The Semper Fi Foundation, and Team RWB, as well as local charities to be named at a later date.
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. By raising more than $900,000 since its inception in 2012, Shootout for Soldiers has helped provide financial, physical, and emotional support and services to United States service men and women. To learn more, please visit www.ShootoutForSoldiers.com or follow @SFSLacrosse on Twitter.