SFS’s “Top 10” Moments of June!

By June 30, 2016baltimore, boston, News

We tend to get caught up in our busy lives and miss some awesome things going on in the news or on social media.  So…we felt like we should catch our fans up on the top moments of June in case you missed one bit of this action packed month!

10. Sing it, Al!

At Shootout for Soldiers Boston, Al St. Louis shattered a world record, singing 25 National Anthems in 24 hours! [Click the photo!]
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9. Me, my dad, and my dad’s dad!

Three generations took the field at UMass Lowell, taking a family bonding experience to an entire new level!

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8. NCAA SHOWDOWN

Towson Mens lacrosse head coach Shawn Nadelen coached against Maryland’s John Tillman to kick off Shootout for Soldiers Baltimore’s Veterans game in style!

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7. It Took an Army…

Team Army of Darkness, led by Veteran Dan Tisinger, fundraised more than $17,400 leading up to Shootout for Soldiers Baltimore.  Several members of the team also participated in the Veterans game before playing in their own time slot.  The entire team celebrated their success by enjoying some food and drinks on the hill overlooking both fields.

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6. Boston Doubles Down

After 24 hours of lacrosse in Lowell, Massachusetts, volunteers and organizers presented a check for $56,000+ to our national and local charity beneficiaries.  More than double last year’s total!

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5. Francis Love

This 72-year old New Hampshire native and Vietnam Veteran played in the Veterans game at SFS Boston.  Can you guess what year that stick is from?!

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4. One WAC Reunion

More than 70+ alumni, friends and family members of those who attended Washington College came together to fill a full hour at SFS Baltimore.  Pictured below is T.D. Albright, who had a chance to play on the same team as his 8-year-old daughter, Annie!

-70 family and friends
-14 different families with two or more family members playing
-15 WAC WLAX Alumni
-14 WAC MLAX Current Players
-A ton of kids
-Coaches Jeff Shirk and Tim Kerr
-Players from the 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, and today…all on one field together.

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3. Duxbury Does it BIG.

A group of 3rd and 4th graders from Duxbury, Massachusetts practically wrote the book on fundraising.  With a little help from their parents, this incredible group held carwashes, bake sales and went door to door selling lollipops in an effort that raise a Shootout for Soldiers Boston record, $

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2. $1,000,000!

Yes.  Shootout for Soldiers Baltimore propelled our funds raised through the last 5 years over the one million dollar mark!  It was fitting for the milestone to be crossed in the city where SFS began, Baltimore, MD.

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1. A Promise  to be  Fulfilled

Despite a significant loss of extremities, 35-year-old CPT. Benjamin Harrow fulfilled a promise to his best friend Erik Mineo that he’d one day get back on the lacrosse field with him. Harrow fulfilled that promise during the Veterans game, coming in to play goalie for a majority of the game. As the whistle blew after 1 hour of Vet game action, every current and former serviceman on the field rushed to greet Harrow and wish him congratulations on an inconceivable accomplishment.

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Charlie Gressett Photography