The 24-hour lacrosse event benefiting wounded American veterans will be held at the
Cushing Field Athletic Complex at the University of Massachusetts Lowell on June 3 and 4

BALTIMORE – Shootout for Soldiers, the 24-hour lacrosse event, will return to Boston after a successful inaugural event in 2015 which raised $26,170 through the support of 600 players and 3,200 attendees.

The event returns to Boston this summer to an enthusiastic and fully supportive community.

“Summer 2015 marked the first time Shootout for Soldiers occurred in New England and we were humbled and excited by the support we received from teams across the New England region. It was amazing to see young kids playing the game they loved throughout the night in support of our nation’s veterans,” said Lt. Col. Michael “Sully” Sullivan, Shootout for Soldiers Boston organizer.

The Shootout for Soldiers Boston team is looking forward to a second, even more successful event in 2016 and aims to surpass the amount last year’s event raised for our nation’s heroes.

“We are excited to build upon last year’s success and we are calling on teams all across New England to help make this year’s Shootout for Soldiers Boston event even better,” Sullivan said.

This year’s event will be held at the Cushing Field Athletic Complex at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

In addition to returning to Boston, the event will expand to three new cities, with a total of eight events in 2016, after raising more than $408,000 last year. Those interested in participating in the June 3 and 4 event in Lowell can begin to register March 1 at www.ShootoutForSoldiers.com.

The games are open to both male and female teams of all ages, with honorary veterans’ games opening each event. Summer 2016 events will be in Boston on June 3 and 4, Baltimore on June 22 and 23, Atlanta on July 2 and 3, Houston on July 8 and 9, Columbus, Ohio, on July 16 and 17, Long Island, N.Y., on July 21 and 22, Denver on July 28 and 29 and will conclude in Dana Point, Calif., on Aug. 6 and 7.

About Shootout for Soldiers:

Started by a group of high school students in Maryland, Shootout for Soldiers is a 24-hour lacrosse game benefiting 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 $900,000 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.