A group of past and present Mount Union men's lacrosse players took part in a charity event -- Shootout for Soliders -- July 21-22 at Fortress Obetz outside of Columbus, Ohio.
Shootout for Soldiers (SFS) is a 24-hour lacrosse event to raise money for wounded American veterans. The mission of Shootout for Soldiers is to use the platform of lacrosse to engage communities with their local veterans and support their healthy and successful transition into civilian life by raising more than $3 million since its inception in 2012. The Columbus event was one of a number of events that have been held around the country this summer.
Shootout for Soldiers has been in Ohio since 2015. The event was held at Fortress Obetz, home of Major League Lacrosse's Ohio Machine, in Obetz, Ohio. In 2018, the event raised $71,493.32 and has raised over $210,000 since the event was brought to Ohio.
Recent Mount Union graduate Brent Greenberg (Gaithersburg, Md / Quince Orchard) was a four-year lacrosse letterwinner and has been an intern with Shootout for Soldiers.
"Shootout for Soldiers is important to me because it has shown me the difficulties our veterans go through after serving and SFS gives them the chance to build connections through the sport of lacrosse, commented Greenberg. "I wanted to get Mount Union involved because the lacrosse program has a personal connection to the military through former student coach, Mike Gadzalski, who graduated in 2016 and currently serves overseas in the Navy. It is also a great opportunity for the student-athletes who participate to see how much of an impact they make by giving back to our veterans."