Florida Launch Honor South Florida Heroes During Game against Machine

July 6, 2018 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Florida Launch News Release

WHO-The Florida Launch lacrosse team facing off against the reigning Major League Lacrosse Champions, the Ohio Machine.

WHAT-In their return to FAU Stadium, the Launch prepare to take on the Ohio Machine in the first of two back-to-back matchups against the reigning MLL Champions. After losing last year in a postseason semi-final showdown, the Launch hope to secure the win and seek redemption as they inch closer to the postseason.

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, the Launch hope to continue the festivities into the weekend with a Salute to Our Heroes night. As the Launch take on the Machine on the field, the Launch will be honoring military members, first responders, medical professionals, and educators in the South Florida community. At halftime, the Launch will honor the men and women who serve the South Florida community with a video compilation featuring heroes from various branches of service. Following the conclusion of the game, the celebration continues with a free post-game concert for fans by local country music star JessLee.

In accordance with Salute to Our Heroes night, the Delray Beach Police Department, Army recruiting office, and other local vendors will host activations as well as a physical fitness challenge outside FAU Stadium for fans to visit prior to the start of the game.

WHEN-The Launch and the Machine face off this Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for fans.

WHERE-FAU Stadium, on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

WHY-Salute to Our Heroes night honors the men and women of South Florida that serve their community every day. The Launch want to host an evening of fun for those men and women as well as their families as a thank you for their dedication to service.

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