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Shootout for Soldiers: Charitable Lacrosse Marathon To Support Vets

Event Benefits U.S. Troops, Honors Vietnam Veterans with Medals & Features a Parachute Landing

 Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board will host the 10th Annual “Shootout for Soldiers” 24-Hour Lacrosse Benefit Game at the Town of Oyster Bay’s John J. Burns Park, located on Merrick Road in Massapequa. This year’s event begins on Thursday, July 11th from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and continues on July 12th from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The event benefits veterans and active-duty military personnel. The Long Island Air Force Association will conduct a special ceremony on July 12th at 11:00 am to honor hometown Vietnam War Veterans and present them with medals that commemorate their service to our nation. There will be a parachute landing on the field conducted by the “All Veterans Group,” which will deliver the official ball on Friday at 6pm.

Supervisor Saladino stated, “Shootout for Soldiers is a wonderful event that provides local lacrosse players a chance to enjoy a sport they love in a unique way while also raising charitable funds to support the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Whether you enjoy lacrosse or are just looking for a fun family event, I invite residents to be a part of the festivities.”

The charitable funds raised at Shootout for Soldiers will benefit the Team RWB, the Long Island Air Force Association, Strongpoint Theinert Ranch, and The Warrior Ranch Foundation.

The event features 24 1-hour sessions. The score is cumulative, resulting in unique scores for a lacrosse game with totals reaching into the hundreds. Participants include children, adults, seniors, youth, high school, college players and veterans. Teams that accommodate players with special needs are also scheduled to play.

For more information, please visit http://shootoutforsoliders.com or contact Harry Jacobs at [email protected] or at (516) 315-3002.

Information provided by the Town of Oyster Bay.

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