PFLUGERVILLE, Texas, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TrackingPoint announced today a Charity Shootout Challenge. Expected to raise $25,000 for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, the shootout is an invitation only event. TrackingPoint is inviting Mr. Todd Hodnett and Sergeant Major (Retired) Pete Gould to compete against two TrackingPoint employees. Mr. Hodnett and Sergeant Major (SGM) Gould are professional shooting teachers who provide their expertise to a variety of military snipers.
"Mr. Hodnett and SGM Gould are widely respected by the top military snipers," said John McHale, TrackingPoint CEO. "To have them compete against TrackingPoint's weapons for such an important cause would benefit both military shooters and the families supported by the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation."
Should they accept, Mr. Hodnett and SGM Gould would compete as a two-man team against a two-person male/female TrackingPoint team. The TrackingPoint team will use TrackingPoint weapons while Mr. Hodnett and SGM Gould will shoot legacy weapons currently used by our military. If they miss with the military weapons, they will have an option to re-engage the missed target with TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearms without penalty. The competition will be set up to closely replicate the random nature of war. Targets will be at unknown distances, of unknown sizes and will move at unknown velocities. The shooting positions offer the same challenges often seen in war.
The date for the Shootout will be set at the convenience of Mr. Hodnett and SGM Gould. The event will be open to the public and local and national press will be in attendance. The event will be live-streamed on the Internet.
About Todd Hodnett
Todd Hodnett, President of Accuracy 1st, is considered one of the most respected and sought after instructors in the entire world. With 20 years experience, Todd has traveled the world training soldiers in the art of precision shooting. His determination, knowledge and vision has provided guidance for products to improve the accuracy and function of the sniper.
About Pete Gould
Retired Sergeant Major Pete Gould is an instructor for Accuracy 1st and is heavily involved in training our military on how to shoot at long distances. SGM Gould is a Special Forces Soldier who retired from the Army as Sergeant Major for Company D, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group, which conducts advanced shooter training for Army Special Operation Forces. During 25 years as a Green Beret, he conducted a variety of SF missions and combat tours spanning three continents. Sergeant Major Gould graduated from the Special Operations Target Interdiction Course in 1990 as the distinguished honor graduate and was subsequently assigned as a SOTIC instructor.
About the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
The mission of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is to serve those who serve us by providing meaningful, interactive experiences that enrich family relationships. The CKFF achieves this through experiences that provide time and space to reconnect after deployment, without the distractions of everyday life, power to return to the "family unit," and new common ground after military involvement. For more information, visit www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org
TrackingPoint, based in Austin, Texas, builds extreme weapons for an extreme world to supercharge the Infantry Soldier. Based on fighter jet technology, the company's Precision-Guided Firearms deliver mission dominance, force multiplication, and remarkable battle overmatch in the war on radical Islamic terrorism. To learn more, visit www.tracking-point.com.
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