Lacrosse marathon raises $175K for wounded veterans

Teams from around the region played lacrosse for 24 hours as part of an event that raised $175,000 to benefit wounded U.S. military veterans.

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The event, entitled Shootout for Soldiers , started as a senior project at Boys Latin three years ago and broke the record for the world’s longest lacrosse game.

Nearly 5,000 people watched it happen, and the even has grown over the years, moving to McDonogh School in Owings Mills this time around where two fields of games ran simultaneously from 9 a.m. Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday.

Event organizers expected the marathon to raise more than $100,000 and well exceeded that goal, bringing in $175,000 to benefit the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, Semper Fi Fund, Gary Sinise Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project.

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