Here are some helpful answers to FAQ we get!
So how does the event work?
There are 24, 1-hour games in a row. Each team plays for an hour, and is a member of either Stars or Stripes – we inform you of whether you’re Stars or Stripes, as well as your timeslot, a few weeks before the event. The score is cumulative – last year Stars topped Stripes 214-210 in Long Island. A wide variety of activities go on at the event as well, so we encourage folks of all ages to come out and attend!
What do participants get? Do we need to buy the jerseys?
Each player gets a Shootout for Soldiers t-shirt as well as a few other smaller items from our partners and sponsor. Each participant gets a jersey to wear during the event, however they must return that jersey at the end of the event. You can purchase a new jersey at the Apparel tent the day of the event.
So how does registration work?
Check out https://shootoutforsoldiers.com/register which has a step-by-step walkthrough.
What do participants get in addition to playing in the game?
Every participant gets a Shootout for Soldiers t-shirt for the event as well as a few other items.
Do we get jerseys or do we have to buy them at the event?
Each player gets a Shootout for Soldiers jersey to wear during the event, but once they finish their game, they have to give it back. You’ll be able to buy the jerseys at the apparel tent.
If my team doesn’t raise $750 before the deadline, can we get our money back?
No, all donations are non-refundable. We will send plenty of reminders and helpers to help you fundraise. Reminder that the deadline for each event is a month beforehand (eg. Baltimore’s deadline is May 17th because the event is June 17th).
Can I sign up as an individual? If not, why?
No, there is only team registration this year. We moved to team registration only this year because of the shift in our registration setup. In addition, our all-volunteer staff couldn’t handle the needs associated with individual registration in addition to teams. While we understand that many people have done this in the past, including some of our biggest supporters, we just weren’t able to make it happen. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you are able to find a team to play with!