Twin Falls shooting fundraiser to benefit youth with special needs

Published: Jul. 13, 2018 at 4:19 PM MDT
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Tristan Howard is an athlete with a love for outdoor sports. So when it was time for him to decide on a senior project it was a combination of the two.

"I play sports, football and rugby and I sometimes see in the crowd kids that are in wheelchairs that don't have the opportunity to do that,” he said. “And I just wanted to give them the opportunity like this."

Tristan’s senior project is a fun shoot at the Twin Falls Gun Club Saturday, July 14, starting at 9 a.m.

"We're going to raise money and it's going to go to a charity called Wheelin' Sportsmen from the National Wild Turkey Federation,” he said. “They just basically help kids have the opportunity to go hunt and fish."

The details of this fun shoot are simple. Anyone at any level of shooting can participate by buying a ticket and participants will be put into five extreme scenarios.

"What we are going to do is we are going to have a lot of fun out here,” he said. “We're just going to be doing a couple different scenarios, we're going to try to make this as fun as possible."

Three of those include shooting clays from a couch, out of a car door, while sitting on a toilet seat and two more secret activities.

"If you can't come on Saturday just go check out our flyer and it will have all the information you need to go donate and help," he said.

Tristan wanted his senior project to be meaningful, and share the emotions he gets from hunting and fishing with others.

"Just the thrill of doing it,” he said. “Having the opportunity to do it and just that special feeling you get when you do it."

There will be raffles and special shooting packages for sale as well as lunch catered by Big Fatty's BBQ.

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