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"Gnat" shooting -RC Planes and Shotguns!

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Uploaded on Jun 13, 2010

Video and Editing by Jim Webb, TheWebbWorks

As a committee member, I was able to combine three of my favorite activities, Radio Controlled airplanes, Shotguns and helping Kinds... read on.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 14, 2010

Contact:
Merrill Stewart Director of Community Giving & Communications
The Children's Home, Inc. (813) 864-1536 mstewart@childrenshome.org




AIM HIGH WITH GENERAL H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF FOR THE CHILDREN'S HOME
AT THE 16TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC

Land O' Lakes, FL -- May 22, 2010 This year marks the 16th Annual Sporting Clays Classic to benefit The Children's Home. We invite you to join honorary chairman, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, on Saturday, May 22nd at Tampa's newest upscale Sporting Clays facility, Tampa Bay Sporting Clays.


Known as one of the premier shooting events of it's kind and the largest in the State of Florida, all participants will enjoy a delicious breakfast, complimentary ammunition from Remington Arms Company, a full round of clays, lunch and an awards ceremony. Shooters can also participate in the infamous card draw, where they can win fabulous prizes including shotguns, vacations, airline tickets and more.


New to this year's event, is the GNAT. This hugely popular shooting experience has been brought all the way from the U.K. by Verizon for a special limited engagement associated with this event. GNAT offers a new and exciting challenge for shooting enthusiasts with a target like no other, a radio controlled aircraft, capable of speeds up to 80 mph. It zips by, shows a flash of its belly and pulls up into a steep climb. With each hit, it sets off a pyrotechnic charge, a puff of smoke and keeps flying. Space is limited. GNAT will be offered Saturday, May 22nd for event participants only and Sunday May 23rd for the general public. The cost to shoot the GNAT is $25 per shooter, which includes 5 passes and ammunition.


Gun collectors will also have the opportunity this year to bid on a General H. Norman Schwarzkopf 12 gauge s/s signature shotgun, exclusively produced by Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company for The Children's Home. This shotgun is sure to be a collector's item featuring the General's signature and four stars inlaid in gold. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the gun will benefit the organization. Bidding is currently underway through May 14th at www.gunsinternational.com.


Thanks to the hard work of the volunteer planning committee and the contributions of loyal participants, this event raises much needed funds that help The Children's Home provide life changing services to over 8,000 children and adults in the Tampa bay area every year. The Children's Home was founded in 1892, and is considered the oldest charity on Florida's West Coast. Through a nationally recognized and accredited Residential Treatment Program, they will help over 120 children each year heal from the trauma of their abuse and neglect. In addition, they help children find and support forever families through the recruitment, training and support of foster, adoptive and kinship families in the community. The Children's Home also strengthens families through a number of initiatives and community programs, including Charlie's Treasures Thrift Store and Family Support Centers throughout the Tampa Bay area that help prevent the cycle of abuse before it starts.


To learn more about The Children's Home and the Sporting Clays Classic, or to register for the event, please visit www.childrenshome.org.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Location: Tampa Bay Sporting Clays 10514 Ehren Cutoff Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Time: 7:00AM Registration, 9:00AM Start

Cost: Starting at $150 per shooter
Contact: Larissa Rydin, (813) 864-1532 or lrydin@childrenshome.org
Beneficiary: The Children's Home, Inc.

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THE CHILDREN'S HOME, INC
10909 Memorial Highway
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 855-1325
www.childrenshome.org

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