SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):
In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the ISRA is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the first annual "Susan G. Komen Shoot for the Cure" benefit shooting event.
The event will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the ISRA Range located near Bonfield, IL. The gates open at 10:00 AM with activities continuing until 3:00 PM. The Shoot for the Cure event is open to all persons ages 12 and above.
All participants will be required to attend a range safety briefing and will be provided with eye and hearing protection prior to going to the firing line. All firearms used in the event will be provided by the ISRA – no personal firearms will be permitted.
Participants will be assessed a small registration fee of $30 ($20 for kids 12-18) which will entitle them to fire 30 rounds at targets set up on the pistol, rifle and shotgun ranges. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
"This is a great opportunity for folks to enjoy a day participating in the shooting sports while, at the same time, working to help eradicate this horrible disease," commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. "We're hoping that this first event will kick off a long and successful partnership between the ISRA and Komen."
Directions to the ISRA Range may be found by visiting http://www.isra.org/range
The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of over millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.
WEB SITE: http://www.isra.org
SOURCE Illinois State Rifle Association