Pasco Sheriff's Shotgun Shootout benefits youth programs - WFLA News Channel 8

Pasco Sheriff's Shotgun Shootout benefits youth programs

Posted: Updated:
PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco invites all gun enthusiasts to join him at his Shotgun Shootout Saturday, April 26, at the Tampa Bay Sporting Clays gun range.

The gun range is located at 10514 Ehren Cutoff in Land O' Lakes. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., with the shootout competition beginning about an hour later.

Proceeds from the event will support youth programs in Pasco County, including the Pasco Police Athletic League, the largest such league in the Tampa Bay area. Eight leagues of multiple teams feature children from the ages of 5-13 who play football or participate in cheerleading.

In a sporting clays competition, shooters fire at clay targets from a variety of shooting stations. The stations are positioned over a rural course. The clay targets are released by hidden machines and have an unpredictable pattern.

This year's shootout features three shooting courses. Shotguns will be available for rent, and vision and hearing protection is required and some will be made available. Only 12-, 20-, and 28-gauge shotguns in safe working order will be permitted.

There are different levels of sponsorship and registration available for the Shootout, which include different benefits:

$2,000 - Sheriff's Club - One 4-shooter team; ammo; cart; "special" sponsor's prize drawing; recognition at luncheon.

$1,000 - Platinum -- One 4-shooter team; ammo; cart; sponsor's prize drawing; recognition at luncheon.

$600 - Team with cart -- One 4-shooter team; ammo; cart.

$150 - Individual - Individual entry; ammo.

You can register and pay online via PayPal at PascoSheriff.com. Click on the Sheriff Chris Nocco drop-down link, and then the Pasco Sheriff's Charities link. From there, click on the Shotgun Shootout link and from that page, you can complete online registration and payment or you can print a registration form to mail in your payment.

Shooters will enjoy a continental breakfast, and a lunch of barbeque chicken, Bratwurst, potato salad, cole slaw, and soft drinks will be provided by Shootout sponsor Trinity Services Group. Prizes and awards will be presented after the competition. Awards will be presented to the top three teams, top Law Enforcement team, and individual awards to the top male and female shooters.

  • Don't Miss ItMore>>

  • Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

    Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:56:41 GMT
    Image courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamilyImage courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamily
    A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
    A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
  • Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

    Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:26:58 GMT
     A giant yellow vinyl duck joins sailing ships and motorboats during the Tall Ships Festival L.A. parade in the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. AP photo Jeff Gritchen/Orange County Register A giant yellow vinyl duck joins sailing ships and motorboats during the Tall Ships Festival L.A. parade in the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. AP photo Jeff Gritchen/Orange County Register
    The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor - the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival
    The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor - the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival
  • Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

    Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:47:33 GMT
    In this Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Maria Torero, plays with a group of 175 cats with leukemia in her home in Lima, Peru. Torero says caring for cats with feline leukemia is her responsibility. Anybody else can care for healthy animals. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)In this Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Maria Torero, plays with a group of 175 cats with leukemia in her home in Lima, Peru. Torero says caring for cats with feline leukemia is her responsibility. Anybody else can care for healthy animals. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
    At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats - 175 of them at last count.
    At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats - 175 of them at last count.
  • Most Viewed Stories on WFLA.com

  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.