Support a worthwhile charity while having a great time and introducing skeet to some novice shooters at the 22nd annual Ladies Charity Skeet Classic. The 2016 shoot on April 8-10 will be the fifth and final event at Fairfax Rod & Gun Club (Manassas, VA) before moving to a new location.
The upcoming event will benefit wounded warriors from all wars and their families through the Fisher House Foundation, which provides a place to stay for wounded warriors and their families near military treatment facilities across the country.
In addition to a four-gun registered shoot for experienced shooters, newcomers can get an introduction to skeet and enjoy breaking their first clay targets.
Come ready to buy raffle table tickets and participate in a live auction on Saturday evening. You can also support the event with your donation for the auction or raffle tables. To donate, contact Rebecca Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-323-8321.
The Ladies Charity Skeet Classic began in 1993 when a group of shooters brainstormed a ladies event to encourage more females to shoot skeet. Someone then suggested that it benefit charity, and the successful first event at the St. Augustine (FL) Rod & Gun Club provided $4000 to the Betty Griffin House, a shelter for abused women and children that had recently opened. Over the next several years, the shoot rotated to several Florida clubs, providing funds to local charities helping women, children, and those recovering from substance abuse.
In 2003, it moved to the Memphis (TN) Sports Shooting Association where it had a seven-year run, raising as much as $125,000 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in some years. In its five years at Fairfax Rod & Gun Club, the Ladies Charity Shoot Classic has benefited Fisher House Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project.
To learn more or register for the 2016 Ladies Charity Skeet Classic, you can download the Ladies Charity Skeet Classic registration.