Since its inaugural event five years ago, the Jeremy Brown Fun Shoot has raised about $18,000 for the Butler Community College Welding Department.
Started by Seth Kelly to honor his friend Jeremy Brown, the event was organized “to get people together for a good cause,” Kelly said.
Brown was a student in the BCC Welding program in 2003 and 2004. He enjoyed sport clay shooting. Brown passed away due to a ATV accident in 2012.
The Jeremy Brown Fun Shoot will be Sept. 15, at Lynebrooke Sporting Clays at 1419 S.W. 120th St, just north of Augusta.
At the event will be a 50 bird target course, 13 stations all different, five person teams and flights that start at 9 a.m. and noon. There will also be shooting games for prize money.
Registration for the event is $35 until Wednesday. After Wednesday the fee raises to $40. There will also be door prizes and raffles. Raffle items include a Pit Boss Pellet Grill, a cooler and some donated firearms. Lunch is included in the registration costs.
The money raised for the BCC Welding program is split between an endowment and money used at the discretion of the Welding Instructor Matthew Galbraith.
Galbraith uses that money to help students with day to day needs, student needs or whatever he deems necessary.
In the past five years the endowment has accumulated over $12,000 and this year a scholarship of approximately $500 will be awarded.
T-shirts for the event are also on sale. Youth to adult xl sizes are $12. Over 2xl are $15. Preorders are being taken until the end of August.
To register call Kelly at (316) 323-4767 or visit Jeremy Brown Fun Shoot on Facebook.