In conjunction with the Decew Gun Club and the NPPC we held our third "Shoot for Abbi" on July 7, 2018. A charity shoot for Abbi Monaghan, an 11 year old St. Catharines girl, living with Cystinosis, a rare, incurable disease that slowly destroys the organs in the body. Abbi is the only known case in the Niagara Region and our purpose was to raise funds on Abbi’s behalf for Cystinosis research because a large percentage of money for research comes directly from donations and fundraisers. A total of $11,320.25 was raised in 2019, a 35.66% increase over the previous year.
For the low price of $20 each person got a practice target, a competition target, lunch and a raffle ticket. Guests were also able to fire different kinds of exotic guns for a small fee. The shoot was open to everyone in the community (adults and children alike) and no shooting experience was necessary. St. John's Ambulance graciously lent their support in case of any medical emergency. We had many great volunteers manning the firing line, providing a very professional and safe shooting line. There was no charge for spectators.
In the three years we had hosted this event we had raised over $25,000 for Cystinosis Reasearch and 100% of the money raised has been donated to “The Canadian Cystinosis Research Foundation” to fund ongoing research for a cure. A big shout out to all those that supported this great cause by attending, sponsoring and volunteering.
Once again thank you to all those that supported this great cause by attending.
A big shout out to all our volunteers who put in many hours before and after the shoot.
Special thanks to all our sponsors who made the shoot possible.