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The 24-Hour Lacrosse Event Will Partner With The Nation’s Largest Network of Lacrosse Leagues

BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 19, 2018) – After a successful pilot program in 2018, ULAX and Shootout for Soldiers have partnered on a national level to help boost post-collegiate involvement in all twelve Shootout for Soldiers events in 2019. ULAX, which operates men’s and women’s leagues in over 28 cities nationwide, will help drive forward Shootout for Soldiers’ mission of using lacrosse as a platform to serve Veterans by increasing participation and boosting fundraising.

“We’re humbled by the support of ULAX, and look forward to expanding on our partnership this year,” explains Merry Troper, Executive Director of Shootout for Soldiers. “Last year we raised over $800,000 through the support of over 60,000 attendees, and we look forward to increasing those efforts in 2019. Knowing that our partnership is not just continuing, but building upon last years success to include more locations is what has me excited about 2019.  ULAX has done a tremendous job in growing the game of lacrosse and giving post-collegiate players an opportunity to continue playing and supporting our Veterans too.”

In furtherance of the partnership, ULAX will be organizing and supporting teams comprising of ULAX players, friends, and family in the various SFS markets.

“We had the opportunity to work with SFS in Columbus, Long Island, and Philadelphia this past year,” said Neema Kassaii, Co-Founder of ULAX. “As part of that collaboration, we organized SFS teams that consisted of players from our leagues in these three particular markets in order to support our Veterans and this great cause. It is our goal to duplicate our efforts from 2018 on a broader scale in 2019.”   

In addition to connecting its members to the event, ULAX will be coordinating teams in Raleigh, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston, Long Island, Ohio, Canandaigua, California, and Seattle. Those interested in participating can reach out to a local ULAX league organizer to play.

Founded in Boulder, CO in 2005, ULAX has grown into the nation’s largest network of lacrosse leagues with over 50 leagues and 6,000 players spread across North America just this past year.  Over the past 13 years, ULAX has consistently provided a convenient and affordable outlet to play organized lacrosse, hosting leagues in over 28 cities, including Ann Arbor (MI), Austin (TX), Baltimore (MD), Blacksburg (VA), Boston (MA), Boulder (CO), Buffalo (NY), Charlottesville (VA), Chicago (IL), Columbus (OH), Denver (CO) Fairfield (CT), Fort Collins (CO), Houston (TX), Kansas City (KS), Long Island (NY), Los Angeles (CA), Miami (FL), New York (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Phoenix (AZ), Providence (RI), Raleigh (NC), San Diego (CA), San Francisco (CA), Seattle (WA), St. Louis (MO), State College (PA), Toronto (ON) and Washington D.C.  For additional information concerning ULAX, visit and follow ULAX @ULAXers on Twitter and @ULAX on Instagram.

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. Since inception, the events have raised more than $3 million. To learn more, please visit or follow @SFSLacrosse on Twitter and @Shootoutforsoldiers on Instagram.