Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Learn to shoot for a cause

David Lee September 20, 2017
SUPPORTING THE BREAST CANCER CAUSE… From left, Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia Shepparton Ladies Pink Ribbon Fundraiser participants, Margaret Dicketts and Wendy Russell, event organiser, Marion Barnes and participant, Michelle McQualter are inviting the community to come down for the fundraiser and learn to shoot while raising funds for a good cause. Photo: David Lee.

SUPPORTING THE BREAST CANCER CAUSE… From left, Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia Shepparton Ladies Pink Ribbon Fundraiser participants, Margaret Dicketts and Wendy Russell, event organiser, Marion Barnes and participant, Michelle McQualter are inviting the community to come down for the fundraiser and learn to shoot while raising funds for a good cause. Photo: David Lee.

IN Just a few days, men and women from across the region will get a taste of learning to shoot while donned in pink, when they take part in the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia (SSAA) Shepparton Ladies Pink Ribbon Fundraiser.

Running on Friday, September 22 from 10am at the SSAA Shepparton range, 1170 Midland Highway, Shepparton East, women, and men if they are game to wear a bit of pink, are being invited to get involved or drop down to watch, in support the Pink Ribbon Foundation.

The day is being run with three levels of competency, those who have never handled a gun, those comfortable handling a gun and experienced competition shooters, with 50 targets included per shooter.

Event organiser, Marion Barnes, who has been shooting rifles with her dad since she was young, said, “The day is open to men and women. Last year we had many men come down who said they had been touched in some way by breast cancer, and they even braved it and wore something pink.

“We can see this event growing. It’s all a bit of fun for a good cause.

“Last year we had over 80 turn up and helped to raise $2,700. We’d like to see that grow, but any donation is a bonus.

“We have 20 sponsors on board for this event, which has helped us secure two waterfront holidays as prizes. The generosity of our sponsors is massive. Without their support, these events could not happen.”

Cost is $35 per person for shooters and includes lunch, with $10 going to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, or $20 for spectators and includes lunch and a $10 donation to the foundation.

Bookings are essential. For further information and to book, contact Marion on 0438 522 082.