The Second Annual Patrick L. Newman Scholarship Shoot was held Saturday, April 20 at the Geiger Shooting Complex. A total of 20 shooters participated while 6 others provided stand sponsorships. While the numbers are still being crunched, it’s estimated that this event will bring in over $1,000 for the scholarship.
Those who attended the event were treated to a great day of competition, fellowship, food and prizes. Bob Moore, MM Three Dogs said, “Any time you can get out to Camp Geiger is always a good day; any time you can come out and shoot with some good friends, it’s even better.”
As this is the second year of holding this fundraiser, its popularity and attendance are still growing. The total 26 donors is an increase from the inaugural shoot held in 2012. The scholarship committee is already looking forward to an even greater turn out in 2014. Event Chairman, Mike Robertson said about the event, “We doubled the event in size from last year, and we’re looking to grow even further next year.”
This fundraiser supports the Patrick L. Newman Scholarship Fund, which has awarded a total of twenty $1,000 scholarships to Tribesmen since 2003. Dick Boehner, Chieftain Sees the Sun notes that, “The scholarship was created in honor of Patrick L. Newman, MM Wet Firesticks by his friends. During his lifetime, Newman was an avid champion of the achievements possible through education and often imagined a Mic-O-Say scholarship to support younger Tribesmen in that effort.”
Along with the Shotgun Shoot held every spring, there is a golf fundraiser held every fall. Keep in touch with our calendar and upcoming events page throughout the summer for details about how to get involved with the annual golf fundraiser.
Click here for more information on how you can support or apply for the Patrick L. Newman Scholarship.
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