Shootout for Soldiers


So many charities occur around the world to help different causes and needs. This is not that rare in the lacrosse world, too. Some may have heard of the Shoot out for Soldiers, but do not necessarily know what it is. Basically, it is a 24 hour lacrosse game, that is Under Armour sponsored, that benefits wounded American military members. That's right. Twenty. Four. Hours. The one mission of the tournament is to support all of the men and women who risk their lives and serve our country. Their goals include to educate the community about certain issues that our veterans face while returning home and engage in the community to promote understanding. How awesome is that? And it takes place in 8 different states across the United States.

The tournament partners with four amazing organizations that support veterans in a multitude of ways where 80% of the proceeds goes to (20% to each). These are Team Red White & Blue, Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, Semper Fi Fund, and Gary Sinise Foundation. The other 20% goes to smaller veterans' charities depending on the location of the tournament.


So you may be thinking, the game can't go on for 24 hours straight, right? Well, no. There are actually 24, 1-hour games. When players register, they are grouped into either team of Stars and Stripes, and different players play each hour. Then the score is added up to see who the winner is. It is open to men's and women's teams of all ages (age groups: 6-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, HS JV, HS Varsity, 20-29, 30-39, 40+).

With such a great cause, why can't every state have this?

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