Hello everyone, I have a few items to update you on…. I work hard to keep everyone informed so please do me a favor and take a moment to read and act on what you find in these emails.
Unfortunately, we are woefully behind with our iPad Raffle goals. I continue to try to find ways to fund our program; however, without the support of the team we are going to be forced to start charging a participation fee. I have spoke with coaches from across the country and most programs are costing shooters between $100 and $500. This iPad was a gift so 100% of the money raised goes right back to the team. If you have tickets out, please make arrangements to turn in your stubs and money as soon as you can. If you need tickets please let me know and I’ll send you some. I really need everyone to come together and support this raffle. We started this program in 2006 without a participation fee and I want to do everything in my power to keep it that way.
Save the date…. December 9, 2012
We will be drawing the winner of the iPad at our Holiday get together at 2PM on December 9th at Jefferson Sportsmen. To help make the event a little more exciting we will be having our first Mason-Dixon Block Shoot. A Block Shoot is done with a shotgun and you shoot at a piece of cardboard with an X across it, and the closest “bb” to the center wins. So bring your shotgun and come out and have some fun. As always, snacks and Christmas cookies are always welcome!
Final Fall Fun Shoot
Our final shoot is scheduled for 10AM Friday, November 23rd at Blue Ridge Sporting Clays. This is a 100 Target 5-Stand Competition. Due to the shoots layout, no “on station” coaching will be allowed. Given the format and coaching limitations, this shoot should only be considered by our more experienced shooters. Please contact me ASAP for more information and if you plan to attend.
Bulk Ammo Order
As many of you know, over the past few years our program has been blessed by the NRA with grants for the majority of the ammo needed to participate in our program. As like previous years, I have applied for these same grants for our 2013 season however it will be some time before we know if our requests have been approved. As a safety measure, and because many of you shoot outside of our program, I am making plans for a bulk ammo order. I must have at least 100 flats to place a bulk order and even though I have not selected a supplier, ammo should run approximately $55-$60 per flat (10 boxes or 250 rounds).
This will be the only bulk order we do as a group for next year so if you are interested please send me an estimate of the number of flats you would like. To give you some idea of the amount of ammo you may need, each discipline (Trap, Skeet, Sporting and Olympic) you participate in will require somewhere between 2-4 flats of ammo. I need this information no later than December 9th.
Thank you, I have been very pleased with our early registration. As of today we only have 4 spots remaining for the 2013 season. Having this information allows me to plan and schedule events much better than in past years. Speaking of schedules, the trap schedule is just about complete and the others will be out shortly.
I realize this is very short notice but, it looks like it’s going to be a gorgeous day tomorrow (11/10/12) so a few of us are heading down to Loch Raven Trap and Skeet. We plan to get there when they open at 10:00AM and stay until about 12:30 – 1:00PM. If you would like to join us please contact me ASAP.