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24-hour Shootout for Soldiers lacrosse event benefits various charities

Posted at 6:43 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 08:49:24-04

ELKRIDGE, Md. — Lacrosse teams from across Maryland are working up a sweat to help others.

This is the eighth year for "Shootout for Soldiers", which raises money for charities benefiting veterans.

The event was started by Tyler Steinhardt in 2012, when he was a lacrosse player at Boys' Latin School. Steinhardt and his teammates wanted to raise money for wounded vets.

Shootout for soldiers is now in cities and states across the country including California, Seattle, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Participants raise money to benefit Catch a Lift, The Baltimore Station and Vetlinks.org, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for veterans-related charities.

The event started June 17, at 4:00 p.m. and lasts until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at Troy Park in Elkridge.

The next tournament is in Philadelphia next week.