FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For additional information
Contact: Nina D’Agostino
SHOOTOUT FOR SOLDIERS RETURNS TO LONG ISLAND THIS SUMMER
The 24-hour lacrosse event benefiting wounded American soldiers, to be held at The Town of Oyster Bay Field of Dreams in Massapequa, NY July 16 and 17
Massapequa, NY (March 18, 2015) – Shootout for Soldiers, the 24-hour lacrosse event, will return to Long Island, NY this summer. Since its inception in 2012, Shootout for Soldiers has raised more than $500,000 for wounded U.S. service members, and looks to further its efforts this year. Last year, the Shootout for Soldiers events in Baltimore and Long Island drew in more than 21,000 attendees who not only enjoyed the games, but live entertainment, barbeque, and a live auction.
Shootout for Soldiers returns to Long Island this summer to an enthusiastic and fully supportive community. “The Long Island community is so excited to be hosting Shootout for Soldiers for the second straight year, in conjunction with the Long Island Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse and the Town of Oyster Bay,” Shootout for Soldiers Long Island Director, Harry Jacobs, explains. For Jacobs, it’s an honor to be involved with Shootout for Soldiers, as the organization’s mission hits home for him and his family. “As the father of a serving Army Captain who has deployed several times, it truly warms my heart to see the lacrosse community giving back to our veterans.” Jacobs continues, “It is a day of giving back to our veterans and troops who so deserve our support.”
Those interested in participating in the July 16 and 17 Long Island event can begin to register starting March 18 at www.ShootoutForSoldiers.com. The games are open to both male and female participants, with no age restrictions. A special Veterans game will open the event. Other Shootout for Soldiers tournaments taking place this summer will be held in Baltimore, MD on June 17 and 18; Boston, MA on June 26 and 27; Columbus, OH on July 10 and 11; and Dana Point, CA on July 31 and August 1. All Shootout for Soldiers events will help to benefit U.S. service members.
ABOUT SHOOTOUT FOR SOLDIERS:
Started by a group of high school students in Maryland, Shootout for Soldiers is a 24-hour lacrosse game benefitting 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 $500,000 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.