A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all our sponsors, our shooting participants, the vendors, donors, volunteers and all the celebrities who came out to make it the great day that it was!It was a fantastic event that raised a lot of money for The Light Foundation!
Once again, the tournament was filled to capacity with enthusiastic participants ready for all kinds of exciting activities in the morning, like: fly fishing with Thomas & Thomas, Vital X 3-D Archery and Bass Pro Shops, the Nerf Big Kid’s Zone, courtesy of Hasbro, and Mike Higgins’ chainsaw sculptures.Our Exhibition Tent showcased gun companies like Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Sig Sauer, Remington, Kimber, Thomson Center and other vendors like Gooseman Gamecalls, Randolph Engineering, Krave Jerky, Brian Fox Studios, Thomas & Thomas, Swarovski Optik, and Kawasaki.
The Shoot-Out runs on Dunkin’!!The Dunkin’ Donuts booth was set up early to get everyone revved up at the Registration Kiosk. Thanks, Dunkin’, for the coffee and donuts!
The Hot Shot Contest drew a record crowd as celebrities like Troy Brown, Dan Koppen, Marcus Cannon, Rob Ninkovich, Matt Chatham, Stephen Gostkowski, Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhokova and Lenny Clarke tested their skills against each other with Dan Koppen claiming victory this year!
And *new* this year, a special surprise with an exhibition from the Randolph Engineering Ranger Professional Shooting Team, featuring Josh Richmond and Mark Weeks.Everyone was wowed by their shooting trickery!
Lunch was new and different this year – graciously donated by Tom Mrva, and provided by his twin brother Mike Mrva of New York-based Smokey Legends BarBQ…amazing!Thank you, Mike!
Everyone headed out on the course after Stephen Gostkowski lit the cannon for the ceremonial start to the tournament.
After the tournament, country music recording artist Matt Stillwell took the stage as appetizers provided by Prezza and Wicked Kickin’ Savory Cheesecakes were devoured by all.Thank you, Anthony Caturano and Sean and Katie McKenna!Matt and Lenny kicked off the Live Auction while drinks flowed from our longtime vendors, Three Olives Vodka, Harpoon, Cabin Fever Whisky, Keel Vodka, Pepsi and Hint Water.Dinner, once again, was very generously donated by Chris Scott and The Capital Grille – thank you Chris! Everyone enjoyed their signature steak and lobster mac and cheese…unbelievable!
Winston Flowers helped spruce up our décor with rustic centerpieces that included Nancy Gutfarb’s homemade gourmet candied pecans.
After the silent auction closed, we topped the night off with the best fireworks display ever courtesy of American Fireworks!
A special boomingthanks to our generous Sponsors:
Smith & Wesson
Dan Lyons & At Bear Tree Lodge