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Shootout Against Cancer 2012 - News Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Don Stohr   
Monday, 25 June 2012 09:13

OELWEIN, Iowa – Shooting sports enthusiasts from across the upper Midwest will come together Sunday, Aug. 12 at Fayette County Conservation Club for the fifth annual Shootout Against Cancer.

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The Shootout will feature a 100-target sporting clays course, lunch on the grounds, special shooting games, raffles and prizes -- all to raise funds for cancer research supported by the University of Iowa Foundation.

All the day's events will be held on the club's grounds at Oelwein. Cost for the sporting clays course and lunch is $50.

The Aug. 12 sporting clays shoot begins at 9 a.m. and is open to all. The course is designed for all levels of shooters from novices to veterans.

All participants will register on the club grounds the day of the shoot. Event organizers encourage shooters to register in three-person teams. Individual shooters can also register and be assigned to a team.

All teams must be registered, entered and on the field by 1 p.m.

The Fayette County Conservation Club extends a special invitation to people of all ages who are interested in learning about and taking part in the game of sporting clays.

The Fayette club grounds are located on the west edge of Oelwein off County Highway C50 (West Charles Street).  On the day of the Shootout Against Cancer, signs will be posted with directions to the grounds and parking areas.

The annual Shootout against Cancer has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research. The 2011 Shootout drew 144 shooters and raised $7,810 for University of Iowa Foundation cancer research funding.

The 100-target sporting clays course will be designed and set up by sporting clays range designers Targets On The Move. The course will offer a variety of targets and will be fun for both veteran and novice shooters said Hugh Curtis, Fayette County Conservation Club member and organizer of the annual Shootout Against Cancer.

Raffle tickets for a Beretta A400 Xcel 12 gauge semi-automatic sporting clays target shotgun will also be available on the grounds for $10 each or three for $20.

“The Shootout Against Cancer is a fun event for shooters of all ages and ability levels,” said Don Stohr, club member and Shootout organizer. “In addition to raising funds for the fight against cancer, this is also an opportunity to get more people involved in the shooting sports."

For more information, contact Stohr, telephone 319-283-0217.

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