Woburn Sportsmen’s Association: Take Aim at Cancer Event Supports Dana Farber Cancer Institute

October 22, 2015

 

Posting the totals in pink during WSA's fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute - Courtesy image (c) 2015 all rights reserved
In pink, posting the totals during WSA’s fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute – Courtesy image (c) 2015 all rights reserved

Submitted by the Woburn Sportsmen’s Association

Take Aim fundraiser - Courtesy image (c) 2015 all rights reserved
Take Aim fundraiser – Courtesy image (c) 2015 all rights reserved

On Sunday, October 4th, Woburn Sportsmen’s Association (WSA) held their 3rd annual “Take Aim at Cancer” trap shooting fund raiser which is an Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) sanctioned tournament to benefit Dana Farber Cancer Research in fighting breast cancer.

After covering minor tournament expenses, a check for $23,537 will be sent to Dana Farber.  In addition, Federal Premium Ammunition has been a major sponsor, and anticipates donating additional funds from sales of their Top Gun® pink shells program  to breast cancer research in support of the shoot.

This year’s tournament featured side events which allowed both ATA registered shooters and non-ATA shooters to participate.  This year WSA partnered with Minute Man Sportsman’s Club (MMSC) in Burlington, MA in order to accommodate the growing participation. The 2013 and 2014 tournaments were held at WSA with 39 and 62 participants from MA, NH and CT.  This year, thanks to the expanded venue at the Minute Man club, the event sported 123 shooters from MA, NH, CT and RI.  Alan Harrington, a resident of Bedford, MA and a WSA member, was the winner this year.

Despite the cool weather and blustery winds, shooters persevered, competing for prizes supported by generous donations and entry fees. In addition, funds were raised by holding opportunity drawings for many donated merchandise prizes like Bruins tickets, a two day trapshooting clinic and a 50 inch TV set among many others.  Additional funds were raised by soliciting sponsor signs.

Woburn Sportsmen’s Association and Minute Man Sportsman’s Club pride themselves on being partners in our communities.  Initiatives include this benefit tournament, local high school scholarships and firearm safety classes.  In addition, WSA has programs for Veterans residing or being treated at the Bedford VA Hospital, Red Cross blood drives, hunting  safety classes, an annual “Ladies Day at the Range” and an “Open House”.  For more information you can visit their websites at www.woburnsportsmen.com and www.minutemansportsmen.com.

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