Our sponsor of the month for January is Spring Creek SD Outfitters! One of our favorite raffle prizes to award at every event raffle is the trip to their Resort and Deep Water Marina, but instead of us telling you about our sponsor of the month, let’s hear it in the words of John Zanotti, one of our recent hunt winners!
"The trip was great! I brought my 22 year old son Zachary and neither of us ever hunted before.
From the time I called to make my reservation up to the end of our trip, David and Angela from Spring Creek were so accommodating. They picked us up at the airport and we stopped for lunch before taking us to our own lake front cabin. We walked along the property and lake, then relaxed in our cabin before going to dinner at the Lodge. It was there we met our fellow hunters and had an amazing home style dinner in a small relaxed environment, and then we worked our way to the bar area where Angela served us some super cocktails as we all watched the college football games on TV and would take cigar breaks on the outside deck.
The hunt started the following morning and they made us feel very comfortable by explaining what to do and what to expect. After the second day of hitting our limit, we felt like experienced professional hunters. We made some new friends that we now keep in touch with and will hunt again together.
Dave offered to have the pheasant cleaned and shipped to our homes, which I had him do. When the pheasant was delivered it was cleaned and vacuum sealed in plastic and came frozen. I quickly defrosted some and made it for dinner that night and it was AMAZING!!!!
This was an experience my son and I will never forget."
Special thanks to David and Angela for your continued support!
For more information, visit springcreeksd.com.
People really do win every year at Shoot for a Cure!
We love being able to give away so many of the industry's best products from our generous sponsors at each event. Here are some if this year's winners with their prizes!
First is Ryan Bohnet who won the Orion Cooler and the SKB Double gun case at one of our last events of the year.
Next, FJ Collins, our Yamaha yearly prize winner with his generator and power washer.
Congratulations to all of this year's raffle winners, and we can't wait to see you on the course in 2018!
Our December sponsor of the month is Leupold Optics. Leupold is the #1 most trusted name in riflescopes and outdoor optics and is a longtime supporter of Shoot for a Cure. Based in Beaverton, OR, Shoot for a Cure features their Made in the USA VX-1 riflescopes at each of our event raffles, and the VX-3i riflescope and their new LTO Tracker in the yearly raffle.
Many thanks to the team at Leupold for their ongoing support.
For more information, visit Leupold.com.
It means so much to us each year to have the support of these incredibly generous sponsors, and we love getting to announce the winners of our yearly raffle. Here are this year's - Congratulations to you all!
Blaser F3 Shotgun - Dennis Burns - IL
Yamaha Camo Generator & Power Washer - FJ Collins - MD
Stack-On Gun Safe - Rick Slayton - TN
Dan Wesson .45 Pistol - Eric Wright - CA
Laporte Clay Machine - Lonnie Sheppard - TN
Leupold VX3 Scope & LTO Tracker - Greg Caniglia - CA
MEC Shotshell Reloader - Ellen Deleganes - TX
Buck Custom Knife - Scott Russell - GA
Silver Stag Custom Knife - Paul Schulz - CA
Our November Sponsor of the Month is Lincoln Traps! Lincoln Traps, one of our newest sponsors, is proudly Made in the USA right in Lebanon, PA. Shoot for a Cure is excited to demo their awesome Rabbit/Chandelle machine (the best in the industry) in our world famous Shoot for a Cure Flurry at each event. Special thanks to Rod and Kris for your support. For more info, visit LincolnTraps.com lincolntraps.com.
Braving 30 MPH winds, Shoot For A Cure wraps up the 2017 season on a very special note…
Jason Comer worked as a Paramedic for Medic Ambulance (Vallejo, CA) for 16 years. Jason delivered 4 babies and saved count- less lives during his career. He worked with the High Schools in the area and helped put on “Every 15 Minutes” which educates teenagers in the dangers of drinking and driving. Jason was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in July of 2016. Once treatment started he went into a downward spiral. He was scheduled to go to Stanford for a Stem Cell transplant, but never made it due to his MDS progressing to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He is survived by his wife and two young sons.
On Saturday, October 14th we hosted the first annual Jason Comer Memorial Shoot at Quail Point Hunt Club in Zamora, CA with the goal of setting up two trust funds for his sons, Jackson and Travis. When all was said and done, due to the generosity of all of our good friends, we were able to net $28,000 for the Comer family. That’s $14,000 each to start trust funds for Jason’s two young sons!!!
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Keira Comer, Sean Hoover, the Comer family, Jim Pierson and Medic Ambulance, Fremont Bank, Quail Point Sporting Clays, and of course all of our sponsors, shooters and volunteers. You are all a part of one big, very loving, sometimes dysfunctional family and we pulled together for something very special. We love you all!!! Please see a few pics below and the event scores here.
We're extremely sad to have to share the news with you that our dear friend Noah Jeffries has passed away. From the moment we met Noah, we knew he was special. A polite, kind, funny, and extremely talented young man, Noah was always a joy to have around and was always a great help at our Florida events. We truly believe he was too good for this earth, and though our loss, we know he has been called home to be with God. Noah's light will be greatly missed by so many. Our love and prayers go out to his family during this terrible time.
Noah Jeffries, NSCA Master Class, Junior. Noah began competing in sporting clays in January of 2010 at the age of 13. He entered a local charity event, The Trinity Sportsman’s Shoot, never having tried his hand at the sport. He won the Junior division and came in 3rd overall with a 45 out of 50. It was at this event that more seasoned competitors noticed him and he began his journey into competitive sporting clays.
Between 2010 and 2015 Noah progressed from Sub Junior classification to Juniors and turned Masters ranking in March of 2013 at the age of 16 having won the Florida State title in Sub Juniors in 2012, Juniors title in 2013, and Masters Open in 2013 as well as the Over-All Champion in the State .28 gauge event. At Nationals in 2013 he placed Runner-Up in Sub Juniors and 9th in the Men’s Open. In 2014 Noah was Runner-Up in the Florida State Title, Junior Champion in the Georgia State Title, Junior Champion and Overall Runner Up in the Southern Side x Side Nationals.
Noah was also recognized as one of the strongest teens in the world, holding several world records in lifting and Old-Time Feats of strength in performance strongman events. He had been teaching strength feats and training since the age of 16 at coaching seminars in the US. He performed and spoken at Anti-Bullying Assemblies in public and private schools in a US Strongman Tour entitled, “Stop Bullying NOW!” He was also competitive in Jiu Jitsu, and was an avid fisherman in both fresh and salt water.
He worked as a range officer and clays consultant for the state of Florida’s range, Tenoroc Shooting Sports in Lakeland, FL and was working on his NSCA coaching certifications and Promatic course design and target setting while he continued to compete and promote charity sporting clays events to support the community and others.
Our October Sponsor of the Month is LongRANGE controllers. When you think of clay machine controllers, there is only one name and that's LongRANGE. Their wireless transmitters and receivers work flawlessly and they save you the time, effort, and expense of running long cords across your clay fields. Their state of the art MT4300 is the controller of choice for the world famous Shoot for a Cure flurry. Many thanks to Neil and Jeremy at LongRANGE. Your continued support is instrumental to the success of our program.
For more info go to www.longrangellc.com.
Our September Sponsor of the Month is one of our newest sponsors, MEC Shooting Sports. MEC (Mayville Engineering Company), has been around since 1955 and is one of the most respected Made in the USA clay machine and shotshell reloader companies in the industry today. Along with our other clay machine sponsors, Shoot for a Cure is featuring the 408XP1 (Standard trap) and a 300EW1 (wobble trap) in our world famous “Shoot For A Cure Flurry” and we're giving away a 9000GN12 MEC Shotshell Reloader in our yearly raffle!
Special thanks to Shawn and Simon at MEC. We love the new machines!
For more info, visit mecshootingsports.com.
Our August Sponsor of the Month is one of our brand new sponsors, Wild Hare Shooting Gear. Wild Hare Shooting Gear is one of the premier shooting vest, gun case, and range bag companies today. We are featuring their Premium Shell Pouch, Sporting Clays Bag and their Gun Slip in our event raffles coast to coast. In addition, all of our Shoot for a Cure staff are now wearing the top-of-the-line Wild Hare Range Vests. Many thanks to Michael at Wild Hare - Your support means the world to us!
For more information, go to www.wildhareshootinggear.com.
Our June sponsor of the month is the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). The NSSF's mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers and industry organizations. The NSSF provides countless resources for beginners and industry leaders alike, and they've been an impactful and generous supporter of Shoot for a Cure since 2014.
Special thanks to Larry, Trevor, Zach and Jake. We couldn't do what we do without you and SFAC is proud to be an NSSF member!
For more information, visit nssf.org.
Our sponsor of the month is one of our brand new sponsors, Leatherman tools! Made in the USA, Leatherman tools have been proudly made in Portland, OR since 1983. Their Multi-Tool has been the industry standard that all others have been inspired by since their very first creation. This year, Shoot for a Cure will be giving away the new Signal Multi-Tool and the innovative Leatherman Tread Multi-Tool Bracelet.
Special thanks to Scott from Leatherman! We look forward to promoting your fine products all across the country this season.
For more info, visit leatherman.com.
We are so grateful to have been honored by the Instituto Laboral De La Raza as their 2016 National Community Services Award winner at the "Summit of Solidarity" National Labor Community Awards event on February 18th in California. We couldn't be more humbled by this recognition.
Here are some pictures from this wonderful evening!
Our sponsor of the month for February is Stack-On Gun Safes! Stack-On's safes are the best in the industry in style and quality, and are our storage solution on the trailer and in our homes.
Check out what's in our raffle from Stack-On this year: The Stack-On Total Defense 40-Gun Safe is fire resistant up to 1400 degrees for 17 minutes, 4-Way locking with seven 1.5” live-action locking bolts and three 1”dead bolts for 10 total locking points, and more.
Special thanks to Chris at Stack-On. We're so grateful for your continued support!
For more information, visit stack-on.com.
We're excited to announce the first Sponsor of the Month for 2017, Remington! For more than 200 years, Remington has been building revolutionary firearms that capture the spirit of a rich American sporting heritage. We're proud to feature the 1100 Sporting and VersaMax shotguns to demo on our shoot trailer. Plus, our event raffles give our shooters a chance to win their very own VersaMax.
A generous sponsor of Shoot for a Cure and our mission for many years, we're so grateful for all that the team at Remington does for us.
For more info, visit Remington.com.
Our December Sponsor of the Month is one of our newest sponsors, Carhartt. Carhartt high-performance hunting gear is built with a higher purpose of sharpening your connection with the people, places, and time-honored traditions that make hunting one of the great American legacies. Still Made in the USA, they currently employ 2,300 American workers, over 1,000 of which are UFCW Union members. Shoot for a Cure features their USA-made Duck Detroit Jacket in all of our event raffles.
Special thanks to Brian and Erica at Carhartt!
For more info visit carhartt.com.
Wonderful news! We are being honored in February by the Instituto Laboral De La Raza as their 2016 National Community Services Award winner. The "Summit of Solidarity" National Labor Community Awards event will take place on February 18th in California. We couldn't be more humbled or grateful for this recognition. Click the image to read the event details!
Big thanks to Rickey for letting us know how his hunting trip went, and that SFAC hat looks good on you too, buddy! Here's Rickey's report:
"I won a Shoot for a Cure hunt during their event at Montgomery County Shooting Complex in Clarksville, TN. I was shooting with the Machinists Union District 711 Local 1296. The hunt was for a 2-day 3-night pheasant hunt in Pierre So. Dakota with Spring Creek. I got my limit each day so the hunting was great! The food they served was excellent and the people were helpful and friendly. My cabin was clean and had all the modern conveniences. I would certainly recommend this hunt to everyone. This is a hunt story I will tell for years to come." -Rickey Rye
One of our most favorite times of year is upon us, the time to announce our Yearly Raffle Winners!!! Congratulations to these lucky 8 people who get to take home some incredible prizes from our generous sponsors:
Letty Hulleman - Silver Stag Knife
Austin Mullins - Laporte PC75 Clay Machine
Dave Svetlick - Yamaha Generator and Pressure Washer
Dave Svetlick - Leupold Scope
Rick Matthews - Buck Knife
Rick Jackson-Stack - On Gun Safe
Gianni Restaino - Dan Wesson .45 Pistol
Bill Bryan - F3 Blaser Shotgun
Each of you will be getting a call from Mark in the next two weeks to work out the details of your prize.
Big thanks to everyone who supported us this year and always!
See you on the course again soon,
the SFAC team