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Whether they’re coaching, playing or singing, our volunteers spend their time participating at Shootout for Soldiers for a reason.  Make that reasons.

Janine Stange (Performed 24 National Anthems at SFS California)

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“I sing for our brave who embody the meaning of our song,” Stange said. “Without them the song would not be relevant. I always look for a veteran or someone who served in the crowd – you can always find them.”

Schazz Lee (Played and volunteered at every SFS Baltimore since 2012)

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“My father and grandfather were in the military so I feel connected through legacy,” Lee said.  “Also with my Boys’ Latin connection [to SFS].”

Jason Dote (Played at 5 AM at SFS Ohio and then during Ohio’s Daddy-Daughter game just 11 hours later)


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“I play for the men and women that protect our freedom every single second of every single day,” Dote said.  “I play for my grandfathers and father-in law and all my Columbus Ball Hawg brethreen who served in the military and sacrificed so much to make this country a better place (Kyle Andrews, Jason Feinstein, Cam, et al.)  I play for my community and my boys and girls (Outlaws, Mainax & Rebels).  What these soldiers have relinquished makes going to our community and asking for donations a small task, especially weighed against what they have given to us.  They deserve our efforts, our compassion and our support.”

Cynthia Fortner (Volunteered at apparel stand for 4 hours at SFS Baltimore)

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“I volunteered to show my support for our veterans,” Fortner said.  “It was a humbling experience that I will never forget.”

Eric Simmons (Famous for playing goalie for the first time in his life at SFS Baltimore)

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“I participated in Shootout for Soldiers for fun and to honor the millions of veterans that serve our great country. I plan on attending and volunteering as often as I can!”


We hope to see you at a Shootout for Soldiers this summer.

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