Sporting clay shoot to benefit Combat-Injured Veterans

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The Lone Star Warriors Outdoors is a program created to thank Combat-Injured Veterans and this weekend, they are continuing that message with a sporting clay benefit at the 6S Ranch in Lindale.

The organization’s founder, Chris Gill, is a retired Army and Combat Veteran. He said getting outdoors is mental healing.

“There are parts of war that humans, in my opinion, shouldn’t even see or participate in,” he said. “The memories a lot of us have is stuff that we don’t want to remember and because of my experiences, I want to provide help for these other individuals.”

Gill uses Lone Star Warriors Outdoors as a way to give back to fellow Combat Veterans by reconnecting them to the American tradition, such as hunting and fishing.

“I’m not going to lie it makes you feel good to shoot something, there is power in it.” he said. “We’re showing them that a rifle or a shotgun is not a tool of war anymore, it’s a tool of sport.”

This weekend, September 24, that’s what it’s all about. It’s an afternoon sporting clay shoot, followed by dinner, auctions/raffles and live country music. 

“I do have 10 veterans coming in and they’ll all take part in the clay shoot, but after that we’re all going to come back here, have a good time and raise some money for Lone Star Warriors in order to take more guys out,” said Gill.

Shoot to Salute is not just for veterans, it’s an event for everyone.

Shooter registration begins at 1 p.m. and the shoot starts at 2 p.m.

For a 4-man Shooting Team, $120/person and that includes a meal ticket and concert ticket.

Concert tickets/gate fee is $20/person, featuring: Jason Cassidy, Chris Colston, Wayland Hicks and the Travelers and Belinda Blackshear.

Dinner will be served from 6-9 p.m. Meal tickets are $10/plate and $7/kid’s plate.

6S Ranch is located at 8159 County Road 313 W in Lindale.

For more information, please contact: Chris Gill, 903-253-5604 or Nina Bryan, 903-316-4187. 

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