Honors Military Heroes
Nashville, TN -(Ammoland.com)- The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) 3rd Annual SMART New Jersey Sporting Clays Shoot held on May 2 at Red Wing Sporting Clays in Port Republic, NJ, shattered the previous year’s gross earnings by $10,000, raising $75,000 to support the USA’s conservation mission.
It also broke its previous participation record with 125 shooters and guests, including five youth and 14 active duty and retired service members. Event sponsors donated an additional 34 shooter positions to service members for USA shoots throughout the year.
As title sponsor, the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) International and its leadership play a significant role in the event’s continued growth by securing additional sponsors and encouraging them to donate shooting spots to wounded veterans or active duty military men and women. The crowd gave a standing ovation when SMART General President Joseph Sellers, Jr. and General President Emeritus Joseph Nigro gave speeches and recognized the sacrifice of the military service men and women in attendance.
“The support SMART General President Joe Sellers, General President Emeritus Joe Nigro and other SMART leaders continue to give this event is immeasurable. Its record-breaking success can be directly tied to their title sponsorship and unwavering dedication to the USA’s conservation mission,” said USA Executive Director Fred Myers.
“The New Jersey Shoot brought together the young and old, men and women, novice and experienced shooters, active service members and veterans, members of all different union trades and union partners, through a shared passion for the outdoors and the shooting sports,” said Sellers. “Thanks to those who participated, USA and our sponsors for another great event, all in support of this worthy cause.”
The USA’s nationwide shooting tour will bring the union community together this year at more than 21 sporting clays and trap shoots across the country while raising funds to support the USA’s mission to unite the union community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage.
For more information, visit www.unionsportsmen.org/events.
About the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is a union-dedicated, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose members hunt, fish, shoot and volunteer their skills for conservation. The USA is uniting the union community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage.