Last weekend, Hometowne Auto Repair & Tire was one of the sponsors for the Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation’s family shoot out fundraiser in Fredericksburg.
More than 77 people attended the fundraiser, doubling last year’s numbers.
According to Jerry Saggers, 80 percent of the shoot out fundraiser participants were related to the Boy Scouts organization.
24 of the participants took part in the skeet and trap shooting portion of the day.
“One of the winners of a big prize was a girl – probably about 8-years old. She won the top gun shoot of .22 and bebe gun shooting,” said Saggers.
Many of the Boy Scouts we helped sponsor at the fundraiser were able to begin work on their rifle shooting merit badge.
“Nobody got a [merit] badge, they got partials, because we didn’t have time to do the whole entire merit badge – there are two parts to it. One is the classroom part, the other one is the hands on shooting portion of it,” Saggers commented.
The Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation was able to raise $4,500 at the event, which they will use for their programs.
“The money’s going to be used for two purposes…one is for habitat resource projects, and the other is for our youth and outreach program,” said Saggers.