WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The 19th Annual Med Camp Fun Shoot is raising $80,000 this weekend to benefit children with disabilities and chronic illness.
"We've got 20 stations," says Med Camp of Louisiana Director Caleb Seney, "each station mimics a different type of flying bird or rabbit."
Seney calls this type of sporting clay shooting, "golf with a gun." He says many of the same 5-man teams come out every year to participate.
"Lots of guys get together and have a good time and raise a lot of money for a good cause," says Seney.
About $80,000 a year, to be specific, is raised from this two-day shooting event. Another $20,000 comes from the annual Battle of the Badges. The donations fund the summer-long Med Camp for children with chronic illnesses or disabilities.
"It feels pretty amazing," says shooter Brittani Gray, 18, "I get to shoot with my friends and my grandpa, and I just have fun with it."
For some, it's just a hobby, but for the children it benefits means everything.
"I'm going to go shoot sporting clays and enjoy it, and send a kid to camp at the same time," says Seney about the participants, "or I'm going to get in the boxing ring and slug it out because I enjoy boxing, but I'm going to raise money for kids while I'm doing it."
To find out more about Med Camps of Louisiana, visit the website here.