Thursday, May 11, 2017

Carmi Rifle Club Annual Youth Sportsfest Camp, June 3, 2017

Photo Caption: The Carmi Rifle Club will be sponsoring their annual NRA Day Youth Sportsfest Sat. June 3rd and safety, safety, safety will be the theme for the day. NRA Instructor and Range Safety Officer, Mike Rowe, instructs a young shooter in the fun sport of trap shooting.

Saturday, June 3rd, the Carmi Rifle Club will be hosting their annual  NRA Day Youth Sportsfest Camp for youths ages 9 - 18 years of age.  The Carmi club is proud to continue Southern Illinois' rich heritage of firearm ownership and sport shooting.  The camp, funded by a grant from the Friends of the NRA Foundation, is a unique opportunity for local youth to learn about the importance of firearm safety and to participate in a wide variety of shooting sports.  The day long camp begins at 8:30 am with registration, includes firearm safety orientation, instruction in the fastest growing sports in the nation - trap shooting with shotguns and steel challenge with .22 target pistols, bench shooting a wide variety of rifles and centerfire pistols including cowboy action revolvers.  The youths will have an opportunity to shoot paper targets, reactive targets such as spinners and steel plates as well as clay targets.

The Carmi Rifle Club, a not-for-profit organization, hosts the camp as a community service and provides lunch, hearing and eye protection, all the firearms and ammunition.  This will be the 12th annual youth event hosted by the club and members encourage both boys and girls to participant in this educational and fun camp. All activities are supervised by NRA certified instructors, range safety officers, and experienced club members.  NRA safety rules are strictly enforced.  The event will be held at the Carmi Rifle Club at the north edge of Carmi just off Hwy 1 on County Road 1250 E which is across the road from Vibracoustic Industries.

Attendance is limited to the first 25 youth to register. Youth who have attended this event in the past as well as new participants are welcome to attend.  The fee for the day is $30. To receive a registration form or for more information please contact Valinda Rowe at 618 Nine Six Three-Two Seven Eight Eight , email VRowe (at) mvrowe (dot) com.

Courtesy of Valinda Rowe, Carmi Rifle Club

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