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The 24-hour lacrosse event benefiting wounded American veterans will be held at Dana Hills High School  in Dana Point, CA on August 6 and 7


BALTIMORE, MD (January 21, 2016) – Shootout for Soldiers, the 24-hour lacrosse event, will return to Dana Point after a successful inaugural event in 2015 which raised over $23,000. More than 4,200 attendees came out to support our nation’s veterans and enjoyed live entertainment, games and activities, and a barbeque.

Shootout for Soldiers California Organizer Chris Iltis states that, “The turnout for the event was incredible last year in southern California and we’re incredibly appreciative of the support from the local community.”

Engagement from the veteran, military, lacrosse and local communities, made Shootout for Soldiers California the successful event that it was and the Shootout for Soldiers California team is looking forward to an even better event this summer. Iltis concludes that, “We’re looking forward to expanding upon last year’s success and further engaging the local veteran community. See you in August!”

In addition to returning to Dana Point, the event will expand to three new cities, with a total of eight events, in 2016 after raising over $408,000 last year. Those interested in participating in the August 6 and 7 Dana Point event can begin to register March 1 at The games are open to both male and female teams of all ages, with honorary Veterans games opening each event. Summer 2016 events will begin in Boston, MA on June 3 and 4; Baltimore, MD on June 22 and 23; Atlanta, GA on July 2 and 3; Houston, TX on July 8 and 9, Columbus, OH on July 16 and 17; Long Island, NY on July 21 and 22; Denver, CO on July 28 and 29; and concluding in Dana Point, CA on August 6 and 7.



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 or follow @SFSLacrosse on Twitter.