Annual event continues to help Butler welding students
The Jeremy Brown Fun Shoot has raised more than $18,000 for Butler Community College’s welding department. Brown’s best friend Seth Kelly started the fun shoot to honor Brown, a welding student who passed away in 2012 from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Brown enjoyed sport clay shooting.
The event, which featured 149 shooters and 30 sponsors, was held at Lynbrooke Sporting Clays, rural Augusta, and featured a 50-bird target course, 13 different stations, shooting games, raffles, and door prizes.
The results from this year’s fun shoot are:
Top Male Shooter - Steve Julian, shot 41 out of 50
Top Female Shooter - Kylee Hutchinson, 33-50.
Bottom Male- Gunner Daugherty, 4-50
Bottom Female - Amy Crane, 2-50
Top Team - Everett Kimball, Steve McHone, Kiev Yankee, Dave Kimball, Delbert Roth, 182-200
Bottom Team - David Mefford, Dave Mefford, Dylan Jared Rutliff, Jeremy Palmer, 68-200
Flurry Team Winners - Shea McDougal and Cody Russell, 32-50.
“Thank you to all that came out to participate and volunteer to make this event happen,” Kelly continued, “Also making this day special was that we’re able to donate $6,000 to support the Butler welding department.”
The money raised for the welding department is split between an endowment fund and at the discretion of the welding instructor Matthew Galbraith.
Galbraith shared that all of the money used by his department has only gone toward helping welding students on an individual basis.
“Sometimes the money goes toward the purchase of helmets or simply paying gas for a student to get to class and gain lifetime skills,” he added, “Jeremy would like that it has helped the students.”