The upcoming Remington Great Americans Shoot (RGAS15), “The Most Money Ever Raised with Guns,” returns to Rosharon, Texas September 26, 2015 to benefit the Special Forces Charitable Trust and other Special Ops nonprofits.
The event coordinators claim that 100% of all monies go directly to providing meaningful and sustainable support for the Special Operations Community and their Families.
The Remington Great Americans Shoot returns for a second year this September, aiming to raise more than $1,000,000 to support truly great Americans, the men and women who are serving and have served in United States Special Operations Community.
The founder and Chair of the Remington Great Americans Shoot is Texan entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Reynolds. Reynolds said, “I continue to be amazed by the number of Americans who support us in our efforts to provide real assistance for Special Operations Forces and their Families. It’s the ultimate ‘thank you’ to those who go to battle and the families they leave behind during deployment.” Twenty teams of five shooters each will gather on Saturday, September 26 at the Providence Plantation in Rosharon, Texas. Each team chooses a military charity about which they are passionate, and the team will have to raise a minimum of $50,000 in cash and pledges to gain entry into the shoot. The general public can donate to this cause here.
Among the folks returning for RGAS15 are 84-year-old Laura Berry of “Lady Laura and the Hot Smokin’ BB’s,” Nicole Feratta of “Good Guns” and Sara Walker of “The Quiet Professionals.” And lending his support again is Mark Owen, former Navy SEAL and bestselling author of “No Easy Day,” and his latest book, “No Hero.” In addition, a “6th Man,” an active-duty or veteran representing a service branch, will join each team. Last year’s shooting display was by “6th Man” Ivan Castro, an active-duty Green Beret blinded in combat.
On the day of the competition, each team shoots at 50 clay pigeons, and competes for prizes, including an R-4 Remington Gas Piston Carbine, a Remington XM2010 Sniper Rifle System, a Remington 1100 American Classic 12G and various other Remington products.
Half of the proceeds go to the SFCT, and the remainder is split among the charities designated by the top five fundraising teams.