TAKES AIM AT RAISING NEEDED FUNDS FOR SCOUTING
The two-day fundraiser, held at Desert Hills Shooting Club and Carter Powersports, blended competition, outdoor adventure, and fun in a challenging yet friendly environment.
The event kicked off with a reception and auction at Carter Powersports. The 20,000 square foot showroom was the perfect venue to mix and mingle among the firearms, outdoor products, vacation trips, and motorsport merchandise on display and open for bid. Good food and good company combined to make for an exciting evening as almost $40,000 was raised for our area scouts.
On Saturday the four-person teams competed in a variety of shotgun events and then to keep things interesting, “fun events” such as crossbows, knife and tomahawk throwing, .22 caliber arcade shoot, and 9mm handgun steel challenge events were thrown in. More than $30,000 in prizes was given away with 4 shooters winning Smith & Wesson firearms, and one lucky winner going home with a brand new Browning Citari shotgun.
The PJ’s (pararescue jumpers) from Nellis Air Force Base provided an excellent live demonstration of a simulated rescue of a downed pilot amid the chaos provided by the detonation of live explosions. Bruce Rowe, event chairman, ran a super event and the day culminated in an award ceremony and trophy presentation to the winning teams in three flight categories.
This year’s event helped raise more than $120,000 for local Scouting. The event is limited to 75 teams of four with three sponsorship levels; $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000 per team. The entry donation is tax deductible and all donations will go to benefit nearly 20,000 boys and girls served by Scouting in
For more information please call Randy Andreasen at 702.968.8153 or e-mail Joanne Ruyle at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports quality youth programs, including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing. Scouting serves young men and women in every part of the country through more than 300 local council service centers. Boy Scouts of America will be celebrating its 100th year of scouting in 2010.