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Shootout for Soldiers' Fundraiser:

Shootout for Soldiers Needs a Little Help

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THE STORY:

To start: We’re all OK. From there, I’m not really sure how to continue.

To make a long story short: On our way from Colorado to California for the last Shootout for Soldiers of the summer, we ran into a little trouble. Put more precisely, our RV blew up and caught fire. Seriously.

We’re not really sure how it happened. But it happened fast. As we were traveling over the mountains in Utah, we pulled aside after smelling gasoline. Within seconds of checking on the gas tank, we noticed a flame below the RV and quickly rushed for safety. Within a few moments, the entire RV was encapsulated in flames with dark smoke rising to the sky.

I’ll be frank, it was tough to watch.

We all lost everything, from our laptops and cameras to our bags of clothes and toiletries. In less than five minutes,” Ol’ Faithful” was burned to a crisp with just ashy remnants. We are lucky to be alive.

The good thing is, we’re all OK. Special thanks to the Salina, UT FIre Department for putting out the fire and keeping us safe.

However we do need a little help. Over the last two months as we traveled for Shootout for Soldiers, we have always covered our own costs in order to make sure that all the money we raise goes directly to those who serve our country. But as we spend the night in a Marriott outside of Salt Lake City, we are keenly aware that the next few days will be a challenge. The RV was both our shelter and transportation, meaning that at the very least we will need to find new places to stay, rent a car to CA and then also get flights back east. Not to mention getting new clothes for everyone, toiletries and a host of other items we had on board.

We’re hoping to raise money to offset these costs and help with the in-between period before insurance comes through. This figure doesn’t cover personal property lost (multiple laptops, GoPros, drone, TV...) it will simply just help us execute the last week of our summer tour and get everyone home OK. 

Thank you so much to everyone who contributes or helps spread the word, it’s deeply appreciated as we handle this new challenge.

Sincerely,

Tyler Steinhardt

Brendan Owens

RJ Kaminski

Brett Roberts

Rachael Rennie

 

*If you are able to provide any help with our stay in California, navigting the insurance process or more, please email tyler@shootoutforsoldiers.com

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*Update: We are blown away and humbled by the support we have received so far. We changed our fundraising goal due to the overflowing support and will channel all additional funds to our existing work.

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To This Fundraiser

$41,350

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alvaro Valdivieso

    $10

  • Air Force Lacrosse Family

    $50

  • Ray D

    $50

  • Kevin Roth

    $30

  • Laura & Lou Pakula

    $100

  • Jeremy and Jennifer Nodelman

    $50

  • Bichsel family

    $50

  • Rod Wittstadt

    $100

  • Mark Golenzer

    $100

  • Kristen

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • The Moxley Family

    $250

  • The Little & Corrigan Families

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John McDermott

    $50

  • BORIIN family - Worthington Ohio

    $25

  • Charles Forman

    $20

  • Jackie Hayes

    $100

  • Dakota Whitson

     

  • The Torres Family

    $100

  • Randy Wong

    $100

  • Don & Linda Sullivan

    $50

  • Stuart and Katie Gray

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dan Lutz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Larry Johnston

    $200

  • Jason & Allyson Rushing

    $50

  • Trident Lacrosse Coaches

     

  • Mateo Adams- Great Oak High School

    $25

  • Greg "Clark" Katz

    $50

  • The Turner Family

    $50

  • Dana Purvis

    $100

  • Brendan Homire

     

  • Bill

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Diane and Roger Spiegel

    $50

  • Kathy and Steve Weinberg

    $50

  • Joe Olson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Aarion Franklin

    $50

  • Christine Morse

    $25

  • Kathie and Steve

     

  • Susan B

     

  • Meghan Layug

    $25

  • Hudson Crosbie

    $50

  • Rick Sorrells

    $50

  • Dan carucci

    $50

  • Jim C

    $100

  • The Garcia Family - Worthington, OH

    $50

  • Kristi Reiff

     

  • Ohio friends

    $50

  • Jake and Mark Maser

    $100

  • Parkville Adaptive Lacrosse

    $25

  • Kyle C.

    $50

  • Fred wade

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lance Rogers

    $100

  • Donna & Jose

    $40

  • Laurita Family

     

  • Donnelly Family

    $50

  • Kestler Theinert Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pinkner

     

  • The O'Neill Family

    $50

  • Duke Ballard

    $100

  • Kramer family

    $50

  • Randy Smail

    $50

  • Bruce & Emily Pickering

    $35

  • Matt Lewandowski

    $25

  • Rachel Houghton

    $25

  • Ocho Nico Barefield

    $25

  • Jeff/Maya Pinkner

     

  • Evol

    $25

  • Tracy Kelleher

     

  • Hairston Family

    $100

  • The Hall Family

    $50

  • Rachel Mygatt

    $100

  • Ralph & Mary Wright

    $50

  • Michael Nathan

     

  • Bill Jenkins

    $25

  • Erin M. O'Grady

    $75

  • Pete Bickford

    $100

  • Laurence Redican

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Kirleis Family

    $25

  • Betty G.

    $50

  • Mark & Tina Roberts

    $25

  • Bill Grindle

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • The Cooper Family

    $25

  • Jayne and Joel Whitaker

    $50

  • Albright family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jack Farley

    $100

  • Evelyn Zink

    $50

  • Katherine

    $50

  • Rabalais Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Margaret McClean

    $25

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92% Raised of$45,000 Goal

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The Team: $41,350 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Shootout for Soldiers

Amount Raised

$40,875

 

91% Raised of$45,000 Goal

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Diane Truncellito

Amount Raised

$175

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Jennifer Vandenberg

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$175

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Maria Winiarski

Amount Raised

$25

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Patrick Hart

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Lisa Piazza

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Donor Comments

Margaret McClean

Margaret McClean

DONATION: $25

Blessings 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Rabalais Family

Rabalais Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Katherine

Katherine

DONATION: $50

Thank you for all that you do! 3 years ago

Evelyn Zink

Evelyn Zink

DONATION: $50

In honor of all who serve and of the Neale Family 3 years ago

Jack Farley

Jack Farley

DONATION: $100

Two thanks: for the lacrosse tradition and for the soldiers 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Albright family

Albright family

DONATION: $50

Good luck getting new wheels under your feet. Thanks for all that you guys are doing... 3 years ago

Jayne and Joel Whitaker

Jayne and Joel Whitaker

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Cooper Family

The Cooper Family

DONATION: $25

Thank you for all of your efforts. May the rest of the journey be safe and successful! 3 years ago