The countdown to register for the Light Up To Live Valor Clay Shoot is on. There are only a few teams left. So, if you’d like to join and help our Veteran’s sign up today!
The Light Up To Live is a charity, which was founded by Randall and Sherry Reed, has teamed up with Operation Rock the Troops to help raise funds for our Military men and women who are battling PTSD, TBI, depression, anxiety and other issues after returning home.
The Valor Clay Shoot event features raffle prizes, participation gift bags, and competitions. A few 4-man team slots are still available (while spots last).
Space is limited, so don’t delay signing up for this exciting event. The entry fee includes breakfast, lunch and a participation gift bag. You will also receive a cart (as part of a 4-man grouping), 100 clays per shooter, and one golf ball per shooter for the Shotgun Golf. Reservations are accepted on a space-available basis. Entry fees are not refundable.
The complimentary breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m – PULL! The first clay will hit the sky. The awards, complimentary lunch and the Scott Beretta Show take place from noon to 1 p.m.
Event Prep Tips
Here are a few quick tips from America Outdoors that may help you get ready for the event:
- When shooting (or practicing your swing/mounts), position your feet so that a line extending from your rear heel to your leading foot points to where you will break the target. Keep your stance relatively narrow. This position encourages a smooth swing and a good follow through.
- When pointing your gun, focus on the target and not the gun barrel or bead. Point, don’t aim. Aiming slows your swing and causes you to shoot behind. Since a shot string is 10-14′ long, use it to your advantage by pointing slightly more in front of a target. If you miss crossing targets, you are probably shooting behind. Try to “miss” in front by doubling your lead, and if still missing, try doubling the lead again.
- When shooting simultaneous (true) pairs, decide ahead of time which target you will break. Generally, shoot the behind or lower target first, unless one target is quick to disappear behind cover or is decidedly more difficult. Shooting the lower target first allows gun recoil to bring you automatically to the upper target. Shooting the back target first allows your swing to continue smoothly to the front target.
- When you’re experiencing a missing streak, change something. Change one of your postures. Double your lead. Or, give yourself less think time by moving your gun hold point and target view point closer to the break point. Pull the trigger the instant the gun is mounted to your face and the target is in focus.
The Scott Beretta Show
Scott Robertson has been a professional shooter with Beretta for over 20 years, has 23 years of experience in shooting clay sports, and he has won eight National Sporting Clay Championships.
Sponsorships to Support Our Veterans
If you aren’t into breaking every clay you miss or are unable to attend, you can be involved by being a sponsor for the event. You can even support our heroes by choosing to sponsor a Veteran player, a 4-man Veteran team or you can sponsor a 1st responder. Learn more about being a sponsor for the Valor Clay shoot at Light Up to Live Clay Sponsorship opportunities.
Light up to live is a non-profit charity dedicated to assisting military men and women in active duty and those returning home. Light Up to Live offers monitory support, medical consultation and life-changing assistance to those suffering with conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This mission to assist Veterans is captured in a documentary called Light Up to Live: The Movie. It reveals insights into the lives of American Veterans who struggle with numerous battlefield injuries, the drug-free options they can utilize and their journey to regain hope and health.
The Elm Fork Shooting Sports Range
To register and learn about the foundation, visit, LightUpToLive.org. Start practicing those shooting skills and we hope to see you on Thursday, November 29th at the Elm Fork Shooting Sports range.