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Shootout For Soldiers: The 24 Hour Game To Support Our Troops

June 19, 2014

24 hours. 1 game. 1 goal.  That's the motto for Shootout For Soldiers, a charity event that was founded only just 2 years ago, and has already seen massive success.

Source- ' The idea for the Shootout for Soldiers began in the winter of 2012, when a group of high school students at the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland watched a video about the struggles that our men and women face when returning home from war.   Taking charge was Tyler Steinhardt, who with the help of his friends at Boys’ Latin began reaching out to different faculty, family and friends for support.   On June 14th 2012, the Shootout for Soldiers began at Boys’ Latin, and after 24 long hours, over 1,000 players and 5,200 spectators raised a staggering $105,000 – over ten times of the original goal.'

(Photo: 24 Seven Lax)

The following year, the event took place again.  This time it was bigger, better and more successful.  Not only did twice the amount of spectators show up to watch, but the charity game raise a total of over $150,000.  It also featured an MLL Hour, including pro players such as Paul Rabil,  Kyle Hartzell and Brendan Mundorf.

What an awesome event, and I can only hope that this continues to grow and become more successful every year.  This year's Shootout For Soldiers will be broadcasted live on YouTube by TLN ( The Lacrosse Network).  Watch it here:

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