Here's the kind of charitable event you don't hear about every day.
On Sept. 7, the will host 100 shooters for the inaugural Breaking Hunger Trap Shooting Tournament to raise money for the . The Lakewood-based organization distributes food to 67 shelters, food banks and hot-meal sites across Pierce County.
The tournament, one of the few fundraising events of its kind in the Northwest, was created by EFN board member Darren Schuldheiss, who hopes to bring in enough to purchase $250,000 worth of food.
In teams of five, each shooter will have the opportunity to break 50 clay pigeons. Participants pay an entry fee of $100 per person or $500 per team and are encouraged to find friends and family to pledge money to support their efforts.
“I have been amazed at the gracious reception that the Gig Harbor Sportsman's Club has exhibited since I first brought this idea to their board,” Schuldheiss said in a statement. “The club really cares about the community and has a rich history of that."
Schuldheiss said that anyone can shoot; participants will range from some of the top shooters in the state to beginners. Prizes will be awarded for the top shooters and top fundraiser (individual and team).
There will also a barbecue, drinks and music.
“The goal of Breaking Hunger is to have a safe, fun event that raises enough money to put $250,000 worth of food on Pierce County tables," Schuldheiss said.
To register for Breaking Hunger, or learn more about the event, visit www.efoodnet.org.