Man dies at Baltimore social league soccer game in Locust Point

A 25-year-old man collapsed and died at a soccer game organized by a Baltimore social sports league in Locust Point on Thursday night, officials said.

The Baltimore Fire Department was called at 8:48 p.m. to Latrobe Park, at 1700 E. Fort Ave., for a report of a man suffering a seizure, spokeswoman Blair Skinner said. He went into cardiac arrest at the scene and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, she said.

On Wednesday, the league identified the man who died as Lawrence James “Larry” Ent.

The soccer game had been organized by Volo City, formerly Baltimore Social, a company that hosts various social sports leagues in the city. The rest of the evening’s games were canceled.

A moment of silence is scheduled for Thursday at 7:45 p.m. at Latrobe Park, and a celebration of life will take place May 4 at Little Havana.

Giovanni Marcantoni, founder and CEO of Volo City, informed the league of the incident in an email Friday afternoon. The full email, which was obtained by The Baltimore Sun, is below:

Dear Volo Community,

It is with deep regret and heavy hearts that we inform you that one of our Volo Baltimore players unexpectedly passed away last night. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and teammates. At this time, we would like to respect the family’s privacy and will share details as we know more.

At times like this, it is natural for our community to show support by reaching out and sharing condolences. We will provide an opportunity to express our sympathies and support at a later time. We are all here to support each other as best we can.

This loss is especially devastating and difficult, and our thoughts and prayers are going out to our player and his family.

Sincerely,

Giovanni Marcantoni

CEO Volo City

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