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Boilermakers USA shoot hits fundraising high

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Erica Turney, a secretary with the IBB International (top), and daughter Evie Turney take turns busting clays. Evie, who competed in the youth category, also went on to capture the HOA ladies title.

Event raises $160,000, draws 186 shooters

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance (USA) 8th Annual Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot raised more than $160,000 to set a new record for all USA shooting events Sept. 24. The event, held at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas, attracted 186 participants. Representing the Boilermakers union were 23 teams from various locals and from the International. A total of 38 teams participated.

The money raised from the shoot will support the USA’s conservation mission, according USA CEO and Executive Director Scott Vance. “Proceeds from the shooting program are critical to funding the mission of the USA,” he said. “Funds raised at USA shoots help fund conservation projects, member programs, and the day to day operations of the organization.”

A team of Boilermakers Local 83 retirees took top honors as the high overall (HOA) team with a notable score of 467. L-83 retiree team member Kevin Jacobson achieved the HOA Individual award for a second year in a row by busting 100 clays. Other L-83 team members included Shobe Smith, Jamie Adams, Pete Schrler and Justin Sturgon.

Evie Turney, participating on a team from the IBB, and also a youth shooter, earned the HOA ladies title with a score of 50. Dillon Gercone, shooting with Team Roofers International, went home with the HOA youth award, earning a score of 93.

“As we near our 10th anniversary and work to complete our 100th conservation project, we want to thank the IBB and all of its members for their dedicated support of our cause,” said Vance. “The IBB was one of our original charter unions, and its annual Kansas City shoot is one of our longest running events and continues to break fundraising records.”

Membership in the USA is free to all Boilermakers, thanks to the union’s status as a charter organization. To find out more about the USA or to join, visit http://unionsportsmen.org

Reporter  V56N1
Published on the Web: January 31, 2017

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