The Gateway Area Chapter recently partnered with the National Rifle Association and Winchester to hold a sporting clays event, “Shoot For The Vets” that raised funds to support veterans activities. On Oct. 13, more than 125 shooters participated at the NILO hunting and shooting preserve. Teams of four shot in two flights, morning and afternoon, and enjoyed a buffet lunch. Thanks to Winchester’s generosity, veterans shot for free. A $50 gift certificate was awarded to the highest score from each branch of the service and a non-veteran. Former NRA president, Pete Brownell and Steve Skold, SCI President-Elect, were guest speakers.
Event proceeds will be donated to an organization that promotes hunting for veterans.--Dave Stokes, Gateway Area Chapter President