Taurus Firearms Helps Raise More Than $255,000 for the Boy Scouts of America
MIAMI, FL –-(AmmoLand.com)- South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, held its Second Annual Sporting Clays Invitational, presented by Taurus International Manufacturing, on October 21 and 22 at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee, FL. The event raised more than $255,000 to benefit outreach programs for underprivileged youth in South Florida and the Boy Scouts’ Camp Seminole in Davie, Florida.
More than 200 guests and 44 teams participated in the event’s sporting clays tournament at Florida’s premiere Sporting Clays facility, Quail Creek Plantation. Event sponsors and guests, such as Taurus International Manufacturing, the National Rifle Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, enjoyed a special barbecue and reception on the first evening, followed by a competition the next day. The event concluded with a silent and live auction.
“The programs of the Boy Scouts of America are essential to shaping the lives of young people in a positive way, something that is very important to the future of this great nation,” said Bob Morrison, President and CEO of Taurus International Manufacturing and the Sporting Clays Invitational Chairman. “It has been an honor to help get this event started and use our contacts and resources to raise the needed dollars to keep Scouting strong and growing for the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.”
The Sporting Clays Invitational proceeds will benefit more than 3,000 youth in rural and inner-city areas who would otherwise not have access to Scouting programs. The outreach programs will contribute to the healthy development of these young people by providing them the environment they need to grow and learn, as well as teaching them essential life skills, leadership skills, values and character education. In addition, it will provide them more opportunities to participate in outdoor experiences, such as camping, survival courses and shooting sports.
South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America is a non-profit organization serving more than 72,000 youth and families in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010, the Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and value-based leadership training. For more information about the Boy Scouts of America or the Sporting Clays Invitational, visit www.sfcbsa.org.
Beginning as a small tool manufacturer in Porto Alegre, Brazil more than sixty years ago, Taurus has become a diversified, international company celebrating resounding success as one of the world’s leading small arms manufacturers. In 1941 the company produced its first revolver, and in 1984 changed the industry forever by offering customers an unqualified LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™, posting record growth every year since. For additional information about Taurus and its complete line of products, visit www.taurususa.com.