Welcome to Shoot Out For Autism
IT’S TIME TO REGISTER for the 12th Annual SHOOT OUT FOR AUTISM (FAREWELL SHOOT) - coming Saturday June 3, 2017!
The first 50 participants to register and pay will receive 4 boxes of 12 gauge ammunition, courtesy of Fiocchi. To register, call Ozark Shooters Sports Complex (417.443.3093) or mail your registration to Ozark Shooters Sports Complex, 759 US Highway 65, Walnut Shade, MO 65771.
- Official 2017 Registration Form
This year’s Shoot Out is extra special because it will be the last year our family is directly involved in the event. The Shoot Out has been a deeply personal endeavor for us, so this decision was not an easy one to make. Our hope is that we’ve helped and inspired others on this journey. The Shoot Out has been a constructive way for our family to make a direct impact in funding research and assisting our local autism community. The Shoot Out takes a tremendous amount of work to plan and implement each year. Heather and I started this event 12 years ago. Zachary was three and had recently been diagnosed with autism. This year Zachary turns 16 and we need to focus our energy on helping him flourish as he transitions to adulthood. We have been beyond fortunate to have your support throughout the years. It is hard for us to put into words what it has meant to our family. After this year, we will be handing the reigns over to the great people at Nova Center of the Ozarks. Let’s make OUR last year together spectacular!
Your entry fee will support local individuals that struggle with autism and other developmental disabilities. Last year’s contributions totaled $18,377. With your support, we’ve now raised over $157,000.
About Shoot Out For Autism
Shoot Out For Autism has been an annual fundraiser hosted by our family, better known as “Zach’s Pack”. This sporting clays tournament has been held each spring at Ozark Shooters. Each year participants enjoy a fun-filled day of shooting, raffles, music, and food.
In 2006 we held the first “Shoot Out For Autism”. Our intent was to inspire other outdoorsman and shooting sports enthusiasts to join our cause. We wanted Zachary, and other individuals affected by autism, to have opportunities that would enrich their lives and make their futures bright. With your support, we’ve helped individuals and families affected by autism and other developmental disabilities.
Remembering the Beginning
On an October afternoon in 2006, with a homemade flyer, 30 shooters, and a party sub from Wal-Mart, the 1st Shoot Out For Autism was born. Since then we’ve grown to 150+ shooters, corporate sponsorships, gourmet BBQ, live entertainment, and wonderful raffles. That first year we raised $1,300. To date, we’ve raised over $157,000.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has ~ Margaret Mead
Who We Support
For the past fourteen years, we have raised a child with autism. While early intervention and funding research will always be important to us, our personal focus has grown to also include the need for local resources as individuals with autism transition to adulthood in our community. We are proud to announce that again this year’s proceeds will benefit Nova Center of the Ozarks. Please read the following about this wonderful organization.
Nova Center of the Ozarks
Is a local not-for-profit organization that provides many services and support for Individuals and families affected by autism and other developmental disabilities. Services include Individualized Supported Living, Community Integration, Home Skills Development, Person Care, Professional Training, Behavior Intervention & Support, and Education. For more information, please visit:
We want to thank each of you for your support over the years. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again on Saturday June 3rd!
Michael & Heather
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Walnut Shade, MO 65771-9237
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