Roc E6, a member of the US Lacrosse Urban Lacrosse Alliance (ULA) based in the Rochester, N.Y. area, had the opportunity to participate in the Shootout for Soldiers event at Canadaigua Academy in late July.

“It creates exposure for the young men and young women who are in our program that typically would not be able to participate in things like this, not have this experience to be in this beautiful setting, this wonderful environment,” said London Booker, vice president of E6.  “Not only be exposed to competition, but exposed to the laughter and the fun side of lacrosse.”

ROC E6 Lacrosse from US Lacrosse on Vimeo.

Founded in 2005, Roc E6 has grown from a small youth team with 22 players to now fielding five teams with over 120 players while helping advance the sport in the Rochester City School District.

As part of the ULA, Roc E6 receives annual benefits from US Lacrosse each year. US Lacrosse also held a Sankofa Clinic with Roc E6 in 2018 to help players develop their skills and the organization has supported Roc E6 with other financial grants over the years.

Shootout for Soldiers is a series of 24-hour lacrosse games that raise money for wounded American veterans. Since its founding in 2012, the organization has raised over $4 million for veterans.

The final Shootout for Soldiers event of the year will be held in Jacksonville on the weekend of Nov. 10-11.