Second annual Shoot for the Cure




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On the weekend of Oct. 8-9, 2011, the trapshooting community came together at Fall Creek Valley Conservation Club in Markleville, Ind., to support a special cause. The second annual Shoot for the Cure was begun as an annual event by myself and my husband Dan Fesler to raise money for cancer research. The first year, proceeds were donated to the charity of Susan G. Komen of Indianapolis.

Over the course of the weekend last autumn, the shooting community raised $9,447 which was again donated to the charity. This was accomplished through corporate donations as well as some fun activities held during the event. There was a live auction offering baked goods and other tasty treats which were bid for in excess of $150 apiece. There was also a silent auction on many donated shooting and non-shooting items.

On the line


   Thanks go to Kolar Arms, Prosoft Recoil Systems, Federal Ammunition, Wolf & Swickard machine shop, Marion County F&GA, Community Long Term Care, Barry Marcum, Jay Kitchel, Kingen GC, Indiana GC, Five Points GC, Fulton Co. GC, RDJ Embroidery, William Hunter, Mains Enterprises, Don Cook Liberty Safes, Jim Dickey, Riffey Builders, Don Smock Auction Co. and Dr. Carey McLaughlin for their very generous donations. Appreciation is expressed to everyone who unselfishly contributed because, without their support, we could not have accomplished what we did. We give a special thanks to all the shooters who attended.

Next year the proceeds will go to a fund established to help families who have been affected by cancer.

We were blessed with exceptionally beautiful weather and great shooting. We had shooters travel from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Wisconsin to participate. We appreciate their support.

Thanks to White Flyer, we were able to throw pink targets for this shoot. According many of the shooters they were great against the tree background of the club. Charlie Vise took top singles honors with a score of 199, while Keith Heeg led the handicap with a 97. Cody Sullivan was our doubles leader with 94, and John Harden took the all-around (for the second year) with a 384x400 total. [see Decemberís Gun Club Scores for the trophy listóEd.]

Watch Trap & Field, as our plans for the third annual Shoot for the Cure are being finalized and will be published soon. We hope you will be able to attend and enjoy this great shoot for an exceptional cause.

Desira Fesler




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