A group of past and present Mount Union men's lacrosse players took part in a charity event -- Shootout for Soliders -- July 12-13 in Columbus.
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 sport of lacrosse as a platform to engage communities to support veterans.
Since its inception in 2012, the group has raised over $3 million dollars and the Columbus event is one of a number of events that is held annually around the country.
Shootout for Soldiers has been in Ohio since 2015 and this year's event raised a record $74,271.80.
"Shootout for Soldiers is important to me because it has shown me the difficulties our veterans go through after serving and these events give them the chance to build connections through the sport of lacrosse, commented 2018 Mount Union alum Brent Greenberg (Gaithersburg, Md / Quince Orchard) was a four-year lacrosse letterwinner, has been an intern with Shootout for Soldiers and currently works in the athletic communications office at Boston College.
"I wanted to get Mount Union involved because the lacrosse program has numerous personal connections to the military, said Mount Union seventh year head coach Brian Stewart, who himself is a veteran of the Navy and former lacrosse coach at the Naval Academy Prep School. "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."
For more information go to https://shootoutforsoldiers.com/