Shoot for Coop benefits area graduates, honors namesake

Shoot for Coop fundraiser is May 18, 2019

The 2019 Shoot for Coop fundraiser is Saturday, May 18, at Copperhead Creek Shooting Club, 7030 RR 1431 East in Marble Falls. Proceeds go to the Cooper DeSpain Memorial Scholarship. Along with a clay shoot is a barbecue dinner, live music, a prize drawing, and a live auction. Visit the Shoot for Coop website to register. Courtesy photo by Craig Lusinger

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Cooper DeSpain Memorial Scholarship benefits at least eight Highland Lakes high school graduates every year. A big reason it can do so is the annual Shoot for Coop Sporting Clay Fundraiser.

The 2019 event is Saturday, May 18, at Copperhead Creek Shooting Club in Marble Falls. The fundraiser starts at 11 a.m. with the shooting winding down by 5 p.m. Registration is $500 for a four-person adult team, $250 for a four-woman team, and $250 for a four-youth team made up of ages 15 and younger.

Teams will rotate through 15 shooting stations.

The scholarship honors 9-year-old Cooper DeSpain, who passed away in an ATV accident in August 2014. Cooper’s family created a scholarship for graduates of Marble Falls, Burnet, and other area high schools to be used for camps, colleges, or career skills certifications.

People don’t have to shoot to support the scholarship fund. Sponsorships are available. There is also a prize giveaway for a 2019 Ranger 900 UTV with a trailer. Other prizes are a Beretta A400 Excel 20-gauge shotgun, a Legendary Arms .22-250-caliber rifle, and a Ruger 10-22 Takedown Lite rifle. Tickets for the giveaways are $20 each with only 2,500 sold.

Shoot for Coop also features a live auction and a barbecue dinner. The dinner is included for shooters and sponsors and is $10 for everyone else.

The event is come-and-go.

For more information or to register, visit the Shoot for Coop website.

Copperhead Creek Shooting Club is located at Hidden Falls Adventure Park, 7030 RR 1431 East in Marble Falls.

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