Remington has announced the company’s Great Americans Shoot will return to Rosharon, Texas on Sept. 26. The sporting clays event, dubbed “The Most Money Ever Raised with Guns” benefits the Special Forces Charitable Trust and other Special Ops non profits, according to a release.
The event was held for the first time in September 2014 outside of Austin, Texas. This year, event organizers hope to raise more than $1 million. Last year’s event raised a total of $1.2 million.
There will be 20 teams, each composed of five shooters. Each team has to raise a minimum of $50,000 in cash and pledges that will go to a military charity of their choosing before they will be admitted entry to the shoot, which will be held at the Providence Plantation.
Each team will also be joined by “a Sixth Man,” who will be an active duty or veteran representing a branch of the service. Last year, Ivan Castro, an active-duty Green Beret who was blinded in combat, gave an awe-inspiring shooting display.
Each team will shoot at 50 clay pigeons, competing for prizes like an R-4 Remington Gas Piston Carbine, a Remington XM2010 Sniper Rifle System, a Remington 1100 American Classic 12 gauge, and other prizes.
The shoot will be hosted by the Special Forces Charitable Trust , which provides financial support, programs, and services to the U.S. Army Special Forces community.
“I am so proud to be joining The Special Forces Charitable Trust and Remington again in 2015 for this great event. In 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,” said the founder of the Remington Great Americans Shoot and entrepreneur Mike Reynolds. “It’s the ultimate “thank you” to those who go to battle and the families they leave behind during deployment.”