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By: Rachael Rennie

1. After a close loss in overtime, New England Black Wolves players Shawn Evans and Kevin Buchanan returned to the field to host a special youth clinic for those who participated in the Shootout for soldiers game deal.


Shawn Evans and the group of Shootout for Soldiers fans who attended the NE Black Wolves clinic

2. Scott Freyer, retired U.S Navy Chief Petty Officer and Operation Baggataway advocate, worked hard with the New England Black Wolves organization to pull of an amazing event. Scott also worked with the Black Wolves to set up an Operation Baggataway drop box at the rest of their home games this season!

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Scott Freyer and his son Dylan spent most of the game educating the public about Shootout and OB

3. The atmosphere inside the Mohegan Sun Arena was electric, after every goal the arena erupted in loud synchronized howls.


A view from the awesome seats that the Black Wolves hooked our team up with.

4. Remember this guy from Shootout for Soldiers Boston? Francis Love, a 73 year old Vietnam veteran, was at the game and visited our table. He also let us know that he has the date saved and will be joining us again June 23rd-24th.

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Francis Love stopped by our table at the Black Wolves to talk the 2017 event.

5. The USO of Metro New York offers a list of programs and services to support active duty families and veterans. Through there “Operation That’s My Ride” program, twenty five children from the Naval Submarine Base New London, were given brand new bikes.


6. Boston organizer Michael Sullivan and family, were once again out promoting this summer’s event!

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As always the Sullivan clan was out in large numbers to support the Shootout.

7. The Black Wolves offered a special deal, for every ticket bought through Shootout for Soldiers, a ticket was donated to an active duty military member or veteran.


Boston Organizer Michael Sullivan and Francis Love at the 2016 Boston Shootout for Soldiers.

8. New England Black Wolves mascot, Hunter, spent plenty of time near our table drawing in the crowd to learn more about our organization.


Hunter poses with a group of fans in some awesome pinnies.

9. The Black Wolves donated the proceeds from the both the 50/50 raffle and the silent auction to the Shootout for Soldiers organization.

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The Buffalo Bandits won on an overtime goal to defeat the Black Wolves 16-15.

10. Memories made for these young fans certainly won’t be fading anytime soon!

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Shawn Evans poses with Shootout fan Aiden Kornacki