The schedule is set for Shootout for Soldiers annual stop in California on August 10 – 11 at Dana Hills High School. The 24-hour lacrosse event begins with an opening ceremony at 9:45am on Saturday and the first faceoff at 10:00am. Games continue every hour until 10:00am on Sunday.
All proceeds are donated to American veteran charities including local, Southern California organizations Team Rubicon and Warrior Foundation Freedom Station.
Teams from across Southern California (from middle schoolers to senior citizens), and as far away as Las Vegas, will play against each other in traditional men’s and women’s lacrosse games.
The public is welcome to cheer on the players, meet the Veterans and enjoy the other activities throughout the 24 hours.
The prime-time game at 6pm on Saturday features Active Duty Service Members and Veterans and follows a ceremony honoring all Service Members and Veterans.
In addition, Shootout for Soldiers offers unique games including a Family Game (7pm Saturday) for players, parents, coaches and anyone who wants to play (equipment provided, but bring a mouthguard), a “Stick Swap” game (Saturday night at Midnight) where boys and girls will switch sticks, and the All Goalie Game (8pm Saturday) with only goalies on the field.
Registration is still open for the Special Interest Games! If you want to join the fun, register at https://shootoutforsoldiers.com/events/california-2019/.
In addition to the games, SFS includes skills clinics, food trucks, pancake breakfast Sunday morning, music and other fun activities for families. Everyone is welcome to the pre-event mixer on Friday, August 9th starting at 4pm at Hennessey’s in Dana Point,and have a chance to win prizes.
Started in 2012 by a group of Baltimore high school students from Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, Shootout for Soldiers has grown in popularity and success each year. SFS events raised over $840,000 last year and over $3 million in the past seven years.
Come out to Hennessey’s and Dana Hills HS and support the players and Veterans. Help Shootout for Soldiers California break the $50,000 fundraising goal.