Organizers of Shootout for Soldiers lose everything when their RV catches fire

Posted at 8:40 AM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 08:40:54-04

It's not the way the guys and gals of Shootout for Soldiers wanted to end their national tour raising money for wounded veterans.

While traveling from Colorado to California for the last tournament of the summer, their RV caught fire. According to their fundraising page, everyone inside the RV made it out safely, but everything left behind was destroyed and the RV is now just a charred shell.

They lost laptops, cameras, TVs and their personal belongings.

RELATED: Shootout for Soldiers surpasses $1 million mark in fundraiser's five-year history

The group started a page on the fundraising site CrowdRise to cover the costs needed to get through the last tournament in California and get back home. The $40,000 they're hoping to raise doesn't cover their personal property, like laptops and cameras.

Shootout for Soldiers started in 2012 with a small group of lacrosse players from Boys Latin. They organize 24-hour lacrosse games where teams raise money for charities that benefit wounded veterans. The program has expanded to seven states from coast to coast.

During the Shootout for Soldiers tournament in Baltimore at St. Paul's school this year, the group hit the $1 million mark.

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