The Desloge Police Department and the Lead Belt Gun Club are hosting a fundraiser for Special Olympics on April 1 and they are in need of donations to use for prizes during the event.
Desloge Police Chief James Bullock said they will award prizes at the end of the shoot, but the number of prizes will depend of what is donated.
“We haven’t started soliciting for prizes as of yet, but … we will be working all month to pick up prize donations,” said Bullock. “Then they will be awarded to the shooters as the winnings for the trap and skeet shoot.”
Bullock said they would be happy to accept donations from anyone who wants to donate a prize or make a monetary donation. He added checks should be made out to Special Olympics Missouri and they appreciate donations toward the $1,000 they are wanting to raise.
For the fundraiser, participants need to provide their own ammunition and the size shot has to be seven and a half or smaller. Bullock said the gun has to be a shotgun and it can be anywhere from a 410 bore to a 12 gauge shotgun.
“We are having a five stand shoot, which means five different locations to shoot from,” said Bullock. “It’s a combination of the trap and skeet and other targets. We rely on the public to help raise money with this event.”
Bullock explained it’s not traditional trap and skeet, but a whole different game. They set up five different locations to shoot from and also have other traps out in the field that shoot the clay birds.
“Each shooter will shoot five shots at each station and they will rotate until they have shot from each station,” said Bullock. “There will be different types of targets instead of the traditional trap that goes straight out or the traditional skeet that goes across.”
The cost is $20 to enter and registration will start at 9 a.m. at Lead Belt Gun Club. To make a donation or for more information contact the Desloge Police Department at 573-431-1463 or J.D. Hodge at 573-366-7163.
Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or email@example.com