Chatham County Shooting Sports Club Faces Off With Friendly Parent Competition

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shooting teamChatham County has a new 4-H club to teach kids ages eight to eighteen how to safely use and become competitive in the shooting sports of archery, rifle, shotgun, and hunter skills. The Chatham County Shooting Sports 4-H Club began in April this year and has 23 kids on the roster. Club member practice is on Saturday mornings, learning safe gun and bow handlings procedures, equipment maintenance and proper techniques for accurate shooting. Parents attend all practices and it is a very family-oriented club.
On July 13, 2019, the club hosted a parent vs. kid scrimmage to prepare the 4-H members for the 4-H Central District Competition to be held on August 17, in Ellerbe, NC. Club coaches wanted families to participate in the shooting sport together and for the parents to teach the kids or vice versa. It’s a beautiful thing when families are brought together to share experiences. Needless to say, the years of experience was to the parents’ benefit. Even though it was a scorching day, everyone showed up and gave all they had. The parents won the overall competition, but many kids posted their best scores to date. First, second, and third-place awards were given out at the end of the rifle, shotgun, and archery competitions. This is the first event the club has hosted and there are plans for more.

For more information about this new shooting sports 4-H club, contact Robbie Walters at 919-548-0400 and check out the website.

Written by Laura Ann Walters, Club Reporter