ALIFT (Assisting Loggers Immediately Fund Trust) held is first-ever sporting clay shoot fundraiser Oct. 22 at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays.
ALIFT board members Mark and Connie Ridall organized the shoot and donated the cost of the shells used for the event.
The team from Horlacher & Sherwood took first place out of 28 participants. Paul Sidorek was the high score with an impressive 93 out of 100 and LuAnn White took honors as highest female shooter.
After the competition, the shooters enjoyed a barbecue meal prepared and served up by Charlie and Terri Greenley, of Penalty Box BBQ.
The event netted over $3,000 and ALIFT has already booked next year’s shoot.
The ALIFT board wishes to thank all participants, the shooting station sign sponsors and those who donated prizes for the raffle.
The purpose of the event was to raise money for the ALIFT charitable fund. ALIFT provides financial help to the families of logging contractors involved in work-related accidents. The money is donated to help families take care of household bills immediately after an accident. ALIFT has assisted a number of families throughout Pennsylvania and events like the sporting clay shoot help generate income to help keep the charity stay funded. The ALIFT board is comprised of certified foresters, logging contractors, sawmill representatives and a CPA.