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Shootout for Soldiers Washington D.C. had one goal in mind: to make it better than last year – and that’s exactly what we did.

For starters, Shootout for Soldiers had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before kicking off SFS Washington D.C. at Georgetown Preparatory School.

The Shootout for Soldiers team was honored to take part in such an historic event for our community and left the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier amped up for another year in D.C.

In order to help create some buzz and get teams more excited to fundraise for our troops, this year we introduced three new incentives. The first incentive was the opportunity for the Top Fundraising Team to receive custom Downstream x Shootout for Soldiers drawstring backpacks which was awarded to BattleLax 14U for their efforts in raising almost $5,500. The Top Fundraiser, Kevin Henry of Army of Darkness, raised $1,758 making him the recipient of a custom Cascade Maverik x Shootout for Soldiers helmet. As for the last incentive, Southern Maryland Raptors, who raised $2,346, able to keep their jerseys for free as part of the “Keep Your Jerseys” contest.

Some highlights include topping our fundraising from last year at $43,230, a game between the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service, and one player staying in his Navy ACU’s for the entire Veterans/Active Duty game.

Local charity partners Yellow Ribbon Fund and Patriot Point will receive a portion of the fundraising from SFS Washington D.C.. Yellow Ribbon Fund features a goal to “serve our injured service members as they returned home from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan,” and  Patriot Point “provides a relaxing and safe environment to enjoy outdoor recreational activities for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and their families.”