June 12, 2012

Shootout For Soldiers to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

from press release

The Shootout for Soldiers, the 24-hour lacrosse game launched in April benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, has announced its event schedule. Participants will play during a particular one-hour time slot for either of the two teams – Stars or Stripes – with fellow participants roughly their same age and skill.

Having received major support from Paul Rabil, Kyle Hartzell, Kyle Harrison and a host of college players, including Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum, response from the lacrosse community for the event has been overwhelming. US Lacrosse has pledged its support to the event through the Keeper of Lacrosse Project, an initiative launched earlier this spring focusing on protecting and promoting the values of the sport.

Shootout for Soldiers begins June 14 at 9 a.m. and will attempt a world record as the event continues through 9 a.m. the following morning. The event, which has confirmed over 1,000 participants, is hosted at Boys' Latin School in Baltimore and is open to the public. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, himself a former player at the University of Maryland, is also expected to attend and will kick off the event Saturday morning. Visit the event website for more info, and check out the promotional video.

One hundred percent of all event donations will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project, with roughly 70 percent of the $50,000 fundraising goal already pledged. Click here to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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