The first Southeast Texas Youth Shooting Sports Association Scholarship and Fun Shoot held Saturday at the Greater Houston Sports Club was a success, according to Barbers Hill 4-H Shooting Team manager Sean Wilchek.
The shoot, a fundraiser for the team raised $23,000 in scholarships and was able to meet its pre-event financial goals.
“Several youth 4-H shooters from across the state competed in this event along with several adults and companies from our surrounding communities,” Wilchek said.
A number of 4-H youth awards were given out including 12 high-over-all buckles and 24 trophies apiece for winners, runners ups and third-place finishers in various events.
There were also adult awards given out including five high-over-all buckles and five trophies for the individual top three finishers.
A total of 187 awards were given out.
Thirteen scholarship winners received monetary awards ranging from $5,000 to $500.
“We had a vision and even though we ran into a few glitches here and there, I think the shoot was a success.” Wilchek said. “We wanted to give back to these kids, and parents as well. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and everyone who was involved in helping us put this shoot together. Plans are already in place to make next year even bigger and better.”