A- Atlanta: The home of the first Shootout for Soldiers to ever expand down South. SFS Atlanta raised $16,112 in their first year!
B- Baltimore: The city that broke $1,000,000 raised in 2016 at McDonogh High School!
C- Charlie Gressett, a Gary Sinise Foundation employee and dear friend of our Shootout for Soldiers team. Fun fact—Charlie attended all EIGHT events this summer!
D- Dana Point: The home of the first Shootout for Soldiers on the West Coast.
E- Erik Mineo: This West Point grad and faceoff specialist has played in a number of Veterans games but has more importantly given a ton of guidance and advice to our team over the years.
F- Frankie Ryan: A third grader from Boston who raised more than $10,000 leading up to the father-son game that Frankie and his friends organized.
G- GameFace Media: The home of the thousands of photos taken of each player who took the field at a Shootout for Soldiers in 2016.
H- Houston: The home of Texas’s first Shootout for Soldiers AND the city where every member of our team learned what real heat felt like.
I- I-270: Known as “The Outterbelt” to Ohioans, it’s better known to our team as the site of our flat tire incident that happened hours before SFS Ohio.
K- KOA: The campgrounds we stayed at dozens of times while traveling coast to coast in the RV.
L- Lake Pontchartrain: The Lake we went kayaking in while spending a few days relaxing in New Orleans. We luckily avoided any gator sightings…
— SFS RV- Ol’ Faithful (@SFSRV) July 5, 2016
M- Malibu Beach RV Park: The place we were planning on staying at until our wheels situation took a turn for the worse. We stayed at Malibu Beach RV Park in 2015. Rumor has it that Patrick Swayze used to stay there as well!
O- “Ole Faithful”: The RV that our team called from 2015-2016. May she Rest in Peace.
— SFS RV- Ol’ Faithful (@SFSRV) July 4, 2016
P- Pitch: The game that made hours feel like minutes while traveling from city to city in “Ole Faithful.”
Any pitch fans out there? Passing through Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/Ep3572nvT0
— SFS RV- Ol’ Faithful (@SFSRV) June 30, 2016
Q- “Quack”: The SFS crew missed the chance to see the marching ducks in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, but have it marked down as a “must see” for us in 2016.
R- Rufferee: Charlie “The Rufferee,” a staple of SFS Baltimore came for a third straight year to keep the game play fair and sportsmanlike!
— ShootoutforSoldiers (@SFSLacrosse) June 23, 2016
S- “SportsCenter Top 10.” That little segment we stayed up past 2 AM to watch the night before SFS Long Island…BECAUASE WE MADE #2!
T- Town of Oyster Bay: The host of SFS Long Island for the third straight year in 2016!
U- Under Armour: A company we’ve work with since 2015 as our official apparel supplier, but more importantly…the company that saved us once we lost everything out West.
— ShootoutforSoldiers (@SFSLacrosse) August 6, 2016