The Jackson County 4-H Shotgun teams concluded their season Oct. 17 at El Reno with the State Contest. And as usual, they went out with a bang. Carson Miller, Cole Wagner, Tori Booker, and Hunter Pence made up thefirst place trap team. Baylee Pence, Lane Petzold, John Harrold, and Byron Ford made up the second place trap team. Both teams have worked very hard this season.
Jackson County also had two individuals that placed in the top five in the state for their age group. Carson Miller was the first place Jr Division Overall Shooter and Hunter Pence was second in the Overall Intermediate Division. We are very proud of all these individuals for their hard work. A big thank you also needs to go out to the coaches that help these kids as well. Jerimy Pence, Shawanna Pence, Chad Miller and many other parents spend many hours with these kids training, teaching, and supporting these kids. The Oklahoma 4-H shooting sports project as a whole teaches many valuable life skills and the volunteers that spend time helping these kids are held to a very high standard. As the 4-H Educator for this county I am so glad to have such caring individuals to help with this project club.
The Jackson County 4H Shooting Sports Program wants to extend a big thank you to the NRA Foundation Friends of NRA Program. The program received a $5,956.71 grant this year and several prior to that to help fund and operate the program. The program has grown in participation again with several new young shooters enrolling and being trained this past year. The program is active in shotgun and air rifle and air pistol.
Friends of NRA, is a grassroots, community-minded program supported by gun owners, sportsmen and friends that conducts banquets and other fundraising events to generate income for the NRA Foundation. Each year the Friends of NRA awards numerous grants to youth organizations to help support these important youth activities where life skills are learned. The NRA Foundation is a nonprofit arm of the National Rifle Association and is dedicated to promoting and funding firearms safety, education and training programs nationally.
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