CONROE – Montgomery County Food Bank (MCFB) will its annual Shootout Hunger clay shoot tournament, the Joey Bolton Open, on August 26, 2016 at Able’s Gun Club in Huntsville. This special event will benefit the Food Bank’s efforts to provide nourishment to children, adults and seniors who are food insecure in Montgomery County through its direct programs and critical partner agencies.
Breakfast will be provided to kick the day off and lunch will come after a fun morning of friendly competition out on the range. Hosted by worldwide shooting award winner and Montgomery County’s own Joey Bolton, shooters will enjoy a challenging round of sporting clay stations at one of the premier shooting ranges in Texas.
“This year’s event will be a great opportunity for shooters of all levels to experience a fun and challenging morning of sport and support a meaningful cause,” said Craig Horan, chair of this year’s tournament. “The Montgomery County Food Bank makes a tremendous impact in our community, and this shoot is a wonderful way to help even more neighbors affected by food insecurity. We look forward to a fun-filled morning with our sponsors and guests and appreciate the support of our friends at Able’s Gun Club.”
Early bird registration is currently open and extends through July 29, after which regular registration continues. Shooters’ packages include breakfast, ammunition, lunch and more. Additionally, sponsorship packages are available at varying levels. To find out more about registering your team, becoming a sponsor, or volunteering the day of the event, visit http://mcfoodbank.org/event/shoot-out-hunger/.
Created by a group of volunteers in 1985 to serve disadvantaged families in Montgomery County, MCFB distributed nearly 8.1 million pounds of food which represents 6.75 million meals in 2015 to those in need. As the county has grown, so has the need for the MCFB’s assistance. At conception MCFB was a door-to-door operation run out of car trunks. They now distribute more than 6.6 million meals to more than 35,000 unduplicated low-income children, adults and seniors per year and works with 52 partner agencies throughout the county from its warehouse off of Texas 242, north of The Woodlands. MCFB is 501(c)(3) chartered by the state of Texas and is a member of the Texas Food Bank Network and Feeding America.
For more information, to book a tour or volunteer at the MCFB facility, visit mcfoodbank.org.