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The 24-hour lacrosse event benefiting American veterans will take place at the new Ohio Machine stadium and will feature a matchup between the Ohio Machine and Denver Outlaws.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Shootout for Soldiers and the Ohio Machine will share the field at Fortress Obetz on July 15th. The 24-hour long event will kickoff at 1 p.m., and will run until 7 p.m. when the Ohio Machine take the field to play the Denver Outlaws. After the Machine game, Shootout for Soldiers Ohio will resume on the main field, going throughout the night until 1 p.m. on July 16. The partnership is the first of its kind in professional lacrosse.
“By hosting us in their stadium on a gameday, the Ohio Machine are providing a huge spotlight for Shootout for Soldiers and the work we do to support U.S. Veterans,” explains Shootout for Soldiers Executive Director, Tyler Steinhardt. “The Machine have raised the bar for how a professional sports team can use its platform to support our nation’s Veterans, and we are humbled by this level of support.”
The Machine will also be offering a special ticket package that will provide a complimentary ticket to a U.S. Veteran for every special Shootout for Soldiers ticket sold to the game.
“The opportunity to not only partner, but also host Shootout for Soldiers, is a tremendous honor,” adds Ohio Machine Team President, Ryan Chenault. “We are excited and committed to helping the third year of this event be the largest and most successful to date.”
Fortress Obetz is the first professional lacrosse-specific venue in the country. The additional surrounding fields will also be used for Shootout for Soldiers Ohio, which drew over 1,200 players and raised $56,000 in 2016. Those interested in playing in Shootout for Soldiers Ohio can visit www.shootoutforsoldiers.com/
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 $1.5 million since its inception in 2012, To learn more, please visit www.ShootoutForSoldiers.com or follow @SFSLacrosse on Twitter.
ABOUT OHIO MACHINE:
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