Monongalia 4-H Shooting Club Seeking to Attend National Championship

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Local youths from the Monongalia 4-H club are striving to be national champions. The 2015 shotgun team won the state championships and are looking for funds to continue their journey.

“The West Virginia state shotgun shooting championship for trap and skeet and five stand. I was the first in the state, my team scored first overall, and we’re trying to raise money, we’re raffling off guns and tickets to get to Nebraska,” said Brady McMaster, Monongalia 4-H shooting team.

They have been preparing for Nebraska since the win in October.

“We’re shooting more and we’re having people sponsor us and buying tickets for the gun,” said Zack Keener, Monongalia 4-H shooting team.

Friends of NRA decided to step up and help the teens make their way to the championships.

“Actually we’re having a dinner on May 1. The friends of the NRA are having a dinner and during one of our meetings, one of the guys donated the gun, and we just decided to help out the 4-H team,” said Jim Ridgway, Friends of NRA.

The goal of the Friends of NRA is to fundraise for the future of the shooting sports.

“We’re going to help them go to the nationals and we’re actually raffling this gun off to help them get there,” Ridgway said.

“We’re going to go out there and shoot against every 4-H team in the nation for shotgun,” McMaster said.

The championships that they are preparing for will be held June 21-26.

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