Challenged Air Rifle And Air Pistol Marksmen Event March 19-20

Challenged Air Rifle And Air Pistol Marksmen Event March 19-20

Vienna, OH – -( On March 19 & 20, 2009 at the Vienna Fish and Game Club in Vienna, OH, two of the most unique shooting sports events in the United States will take place. The 19th will see the presentation of the Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital 600 with the Buckeye 600 conducted the following day.

Visitors to the indoor range will witness thirty of the top precision air rifle and air pistol marksmen from across the nation, displaying their skills in two days of high level competition. What makes these events so interesting is that because of the physical challenge, all of the shooters will be performing from wheelchairs utilizing adaptive marksmanship techniques and equipment.

In addition to the competition events, both days will see the appearance of the two most experienced adaptive shooting sports innovators in the nation, Bob Robertson and Dave Baskin.

Bob Robertson is a two-time United States Paralympic Team coach, while Dave Baskin managed the National Rifle Association’s Disabled Shooting Services Department from it’s inception in 1994, until his retirement in 2007. The two shooting sports experts will be available to answer visiting sportsmen’s technical questions on how to hunt and shoot with a physical challenge.

These unique events for challenged marksmen have grown in stature over the past ten years due to the support of the Ohio Gun Collectors, Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association, Buckeye Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital of Warren, OH.

The competition programs will commence at8:00AM on Thursday the 19th of March, and at 7:30 AM on Friday the 20th of March 2009. Each day’s events will end at 3:30 PM. Visitors are welcome at the range and no charge for admission.

For more information and directions to the range call Colleen Connelly of the Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital @ (330) 841-3845.