USA and Boilermakers Shoot Raises $125K
Bringing together union members, shooting enthusiasts, and guests of all skill levels, the event raised more than $125,000-a 27% increase over 2011's shoot-to help support the USA's conservation efforts to protect hunting and fishing access, preserve wildlife habitat and mentor a future generation of sportsmen and women.
Hosted by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the shoot was sponsored by 26 union locals and organizations including Boilermakers locals spanning eight states from as far south as Texas all the way up to Pennsylvania. The event also garnered support from corporate sponsors like Bank of Labor, Union Insurance Group and ULLICO as well as nearly 20 contractors and companies.
Competing with nearly 30 teams representing 11 trade unions, members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 2 took home the top team award with a score of 412, while team member Steve Griffin busted 89 clays to earn the high over all individual trophy. Kyle Evenson of the Boilermakers International and Bob Pennington of Boilermakers Local 363 took home trophies of a different kind as the winners of a Remington 770 and Remington Versa Max.
"The Kansas City Shoot was one of the USA's inaugural shooting events back in 2009, and it's truly incredible to see how it's grown bigger and better each year with the dedicated support of the Boilermakers," said USA Executive Director Fred Myers. "This event is a prime example of how effective shoots are in raising funds for USA's important conservation work when union locals, consultants and union-related groups unite for a worthy cause."
Each year the USA's nationwide shooting tour brings the union community together at more than 25 sporting clays and trap shoots in 17 states-including Alaska, California, Nevada, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana and more. For more information or to find out how you can get involved, visit www.unionsportsmen.org/events.
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The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) is a union-dedicated outdoor organization whose members hunt, fish, shoot and volunteer their skills for conservation. The USA is uniting the union community to expand and improve hunting and fishing access and wildlife habitat while passing on our national outdoor heritage. For more information, visitwww.unionsportsmen.org or www.facebook.com/unionsportsmen.
Kate Cywinski, 615-332-4900, email@example.com