Whitetail Preserve is sponsoring a sporting clay shoot to benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter on Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5.
Coordinating the event is Dr. Edward Miller. Miller has a practice in internal medicine at the Franklin Medical Center, Lehighton.
The event includes 100 targets. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day for "high over all individual shooter" and to the first, second and third place teams. First, second and third place teams also receive individual trophies and the last place team receives a Bragging Rights Award. The high overall shooter will win a Beretta TYNKS 391 shotgun or equivalent.
Shooter registration includes attendance at the entire event and shells to use at the event. For the shooters, breakfast starts at 8 a.m. at Whitetail Lodge. Competition starts at 9 a.m.
The event isn't just about shooting, as it is a great place for nonshooting participants and wives to meet new people and have fun. The event includes a cooking demonstration at 11 a.m. hosted by Chef Lou Giovanni for the wives and nonshooting participants followed by a social gathering. Cocktails and dinner will be served after the shoot. Awards will be presented at that time. Entertainment will be provided by Dream Come True Chorale.
For additional information or to register, see the Website at whitetailpreserve.com or call Dr. Miller at (610) 377-6225.
Whitetail Preserve was established in 1988 by six hunting enthusiasts after returning from a South Dakota pheasant hunt to recreate the experience they had there by developing a continental style pheasant hunt. Today, the preserve offers field hunts, sporting clays and trap and skeet shooting. It also supports and works with children with special needs.
Dream Come True is a local all volunteer organization which fulfills dreams of children who are seriously, chronically and terminally ill and reside in the Greater Lehigh Valley area. See the Website at www.dreamcometrue-brc.org.
Whitetail Preserve is outside of Hazleton, in the Conyngham Valley.
Last year's event was a very successful; the event raised over $20,000 to help many children fulfill their dreams.
Dream Come True is an all volunteer organization that was founded in 1985 as a tax exempt nonprofit organization which seeks to fulfill the dreams of children, who are terminally or chronically ill. See the Website at www.dreamcometrue-brc.org.
"Your help is needed for a successful shoot this year," said Dr. Miller., "Let's all get involved to make Dreams come true for the children with terminal or depilating illnesses. Please take the time to join us on June 4 and June 5 for weekend of fun, renewing old friendships and the wonderful feeling that comes with the knowledge that you will be helping to make dreams come true for of these children."
More than four years ago at a B-Cap shoot Larry Richards from ARRIS and Dr. Ed Miller from Lehigh Valley decided to start this fundraiser to help these children.
"It is our way of giving back" said Dr. Miller. "Of course none of this would be possible if it was not for friends like you."