This year’s second annual benefit tournament — the “Pull” Together Sporting Clay Tournament” on June 20 at the Natchitoches Parish Shooting Range — carries more urgency since the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake April 25 in Nepal. That quake has been followed by thousands of aftershocks and another major quake on May 12 measuring 7.3 in magnitude.
“The proceeds from last year’s tournament went to provide scholarships for girls in Nepal,” said Causey, “and the money was raised for the elementary, junior high, high school students or further. This year we’ll use some of the money for earthquake relief.”
Entrants in this year’s tournament have the choice of making their checks ($125 individual registration or $400 for four-person team) to ENG (for scholarships) or ENG “Earthquake Relief.” Women and girls in Nepal, according to a United Nations report, are disadvantaged, and in the aftermath of a disaster, the risk of sexual violence, exploitation and abuse, trafficking and forced prostitution and marriage may be heightened.
What: “Pull” Together Sporting Clay Tournament
When: Saturday, June 20
Where: Natchitoches Parish Shooting Range, 635 Tauzin Island Road
Benefit: Empower Nepali Girls Foundation (scholarships and earthquake relief)
Sponsor: United Methodist Men of First UMC, Natchitoches
Registration: 8 a.m. (form: tinyurl.com/pulltogethertournament)
Shooting: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; shooters under 17 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian
Four-person team: $400
Individual registration: $125
Father-child cost: $200
Non-shooter lunch: $10
Contact: Nolton Causey, 318-352-6182
The Form: Pull Together Entry Form 2015