The Great American Shoot & Donations for the Special Forces Charitable Trust (100% of all donations go back to SFCT)
September 30, 2017
The Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) is hosting a sporting clay fundraiser, called The Great Americans Shoot, in California on September 30th, and I thought that you might be interested in hearing about it. We will also be posting pictures as the event continues!
Funds from the Shoot will help support the entire Special Operations Community and their Families. In the past three years, this Shoot has raised over $3.5 million, and we are predicting that this year’s Shoot will bring in over $1 million, making it the most significant shoot in American history.
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In addition to the funds raised, this is also the largest clay shooting fundraiser in the world, and it has an incredibly unique platform that makes the event a great time for everyone involved. There are several teams competing in the Shoot; each team consists of five people and one “6th man” from the Special Operations Community, and each has committed to raising a minimum of $50,000 for the event. Every team will also select a Special Operations military charity that they wish to represent. The Special Forces Charitable Trust will be the recipient of the first 50% raised. The chosen charities of the top five fundraising teams will receive 30%, 25%, 20%, 15%, and 10% of the remaining 50% respectively.
The individual winner and the winning team are those who raise the most money for the Special Operations Community, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t awesome prizes for those who shoot the most clays out of 50 either! The prizes this year can be found on the website at: http://greatamericansshoot.org/2017-prizes/ ; you should check out the Toyota Tacoma 4X4 last year’s winner took home as a Grand Prize!
This year, I am proud to say that I was invited to be a "6th man" again for the 4th year on behalf of the SFCT. I am so enthusiastic to take on this opportunity and to truly make the lives of Special Operations Forces Soldiers and their Families, who do so much for our nation and the world every day, better with this level of fundraising. Not to mention that TGAS in California is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Becoming a part of The Great Americans Shoot is a really incredible opportunity, so I wanted to reach out to you. There are many ways in which you can become involved with this unique event, and each of them are very meaningful contributions. I encourage you to visit the event sites: http://greatamericansshoot.org/ and or contacting me at 270-871-2953 me if you have any questions. 100% of all donations go back to SFCT. Whether you’re interested in giving support to my team’s fundraising goals or joining my team in the Shoot, I didn’t think that you would want to pass up on this opportunity, which is why I wanted to invite you personally.
There is a lot more information that the Special Forces Charitable Trust office can give you about The Great Americans Shoot 2017. Please feel free to contact the Special Forces Charitable Trust office at: 860-767-1510 or firstname.lastname@example.org , with any questions regarding the Shoot. I would love to talk to you more about it, because this event is going to be pretty impressive! Thank you in advance for your support!
Recipient of: Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor
THE GREAT AMERICAN SHOOT
Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:15 AM: Safety Brief9:30 AM: The Great Americans Shoot begins!!!!
Sunday, October 1, 2017
9:00 AM – Noon: Three-Gun Competition to include teams from the Special Operations and Law Enforces Communities at Oak Tree Gun Club.
Year four! The Great Americans Shoot is hosted by The Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT) and will take place on September 30, 2017 at the Oak Tree Gun Club, an incredible and beautiful setting in the hills just north of Los Angeles, in Newhall, CA. Check out the Oak Tree Gun Club. The Great Americans Shoot is the brainchild of shoot enthusiast and philanthropist, Mike Reynolds. Over the past three years, he has created a totally unique shoot format, which yields unprecedented results. Mike brought this unique format to the SFCT to support the entire Special Operations Community and their Families. In the past three years, the shoot has raised $3.5 million dollars that have benefited eight military charities.
Nate Boyer, Former Army Special Forces
John Croft, Retired Marine Reconnaissance
George Severence, Retired Navy SEAL
To read about our incredible Co-Chairs, visit: Meet Our 2017 Co-Chairs!
The Special Forces Charitable Trust is the “go-to” organization for assistance and support when a Special Forces member is in need.
The Special Forces Charitable Trust delivers critical, enduring support through comprehensive programs and services to the United States Army Special Forces Community - past and present - and their Families in order to improve their quality of life and enhance mission readiness.
United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets)
Known as the “Quiet Professionals”, the Special Forces Soldier maintains a proud history of not seeking recognition for their deeds, but recognizes that they are accountable to the American public. Special Forces will continue to represent the very best of the U.S. Army while serving as the lead for U.S. security interests by either setting conditions to prevent crisis or enabling decisive military operations.
The Trust provides support in the following three areas:
- Education and Motivation
- Family and Command Support
- Veterans, Advocacy, and Heritage
EDUCATION AND MOTIVATION *
- Merit-based scholarships for children of active-duty Special Forces personnel in conjunction and association with the Special Forces Scholarship Fund.
- Recognition Award(s) in conjunction with the Family Readiness Group at each group.
- Tuition Assistance for active-duty Special Forces personnel.
- Scholarships for dependent spouses.
FAMILY AND COMMAND SUPPORT *
- In coordination with the Green Beret Foundation, the Special Forces Association, and others, during a time of tragedy, the Trust provides financial support to assist those left behind with items not funded by others or the Federal Government
- Command functions for dependents of deployed active-duty Special Forces
- Resiliency Programs
- Assist with special family needs while spouse is deployed
VETERANS AND HERITAGE *
- VA Issues
- Funding assistance with advocacy, memorials and monuments
- Transition Assistance
We serve a total military population of 15,500 plus soldiers along with total family members estimate at 10,750 families. Incorporated within the family are 14,261 dependent children. We work with the Special Forces Association, a fraternal organization, and their 9,500 member to support our Special Forces Veterans.
Leadership – Board of Directors
An all-volunteer board of directors consisting of six (6) governing members and three (3) honorary members. Since inception of the organization in 2010, 100% of board members have annually financially contributed to the organization.
Our Executive Director has over 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit world including the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Coast Guard Foundation. He continues to provide the SFCT with the professional operational and organization leadership along with the plans and benchmarks to build a sustainable military nonprofit organization.
The Special Forces Charitable Trust is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations made to the Special Forces Charitable Trust via The Great Americans Shoot are fully tax-deductible.