The Shootout for Soldiers, which is a 24 hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded American soldiers, is proud to announce plans to host the event in Baltimore and Long Island this year. The event, which began in Baltimore in 2012, has raised over $250,000 for wounded American military personnel and has been a community oriented and volunteer led event. McDonogh School will once again host the event in Baltimore on June 19th-20th. The Field of Dreams site in Massapequa will host the event in Long Island on July 24th- 25th.
The Shootout for Soldiers organizers are also excited to release a short film on the event, which details the event and its community origins. The film also features interviews with those in attendance at the event last year, including MLL stars Paul Rabil and Steele Stanwick as well as Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh. All three have been avid supporters of the event, as well as Team USA Head Coach Richie Meade who expressed his excitement for the event.
“The event has grown a lot the last two years, and I’m extremely grateful for all the volunteers who’ve helped make this happen. The Long Island community has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and their passion to support our nation’s military is truly special. I’m very excited for this year’s events, and the opportunity to partner with these powerful organizations.” – Tyler Steinhardt (Event Founder & Director)
Who: All lacrosse players
Locations: Baltimore (June 19th-20) & Long Island (July 24th-25th)
Fees: Minimum donation of $20 per participant All proceeds benefit selected veterans’ charities For more information check out www.shootoutforsoldiers.com.
“I am thrilled that the Shootout for Soldiers is continuing to grow in support of our wounded
warriors. I look forward to supporting the event and attending the event for my third year in a
row. It is a tremendous opportunity for the lacrosse community to support our military. I hope
that through playing in the event, young men and women will appreciate the sacrifices required
for our freedom. Please join me in my support for the Shootout for Soldiers!” – Richie Meade
(Head Coach of Furman University, Team USA)