The Remington Great Americans Shoot (RGAS15) “The Most Money Ever Raised with Guns,” will be returning to Rosharon, Texas this September 26th.The shoot, which benefits the Special Forces Charitable Trust and other military non profits, netted $1.2 million last year, breaking all known charitable shoot records. In 2015, the organizers hope to shatter that record once again. It’s not about guns or even about the shooting competition, say organizers: it’s about real people raising money, all of which goes directly to organizations that directly serve our nation’s Special Ops community.
RGAS15 will be hosted by the Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT), which provides meaningful and sustainable support for the Special Operations Community and their Families.
The founder and Chair of the Remington Great Americans Shoot is Texan entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Reynolds. “The original idea was to find a way to allow normal citizens the opportunity to sit with some of these truly amazing men and women and say more than just a thank you. It’s a chance for us to put our arms around someone who has been to battle for this country, whose family has given so much, and say how much we appreciate the security you bring to my family’s life.”
The Remington Great Americans Shoot is a one-of-a-kind format. Twenty teams of five shooters choose a military charity and raise a minimum of $50,000. Half of the proceeds go to the Special Forces Charitable Trust; the remainder is split among designated charities of the top five fundraising teams. Other designated military nonprofits include The Marine Corps Association Foundation and Lone Star Veterans Association. Another team is shooting on behalf of the Special Forces Charitable Trust.
Returning for RGAS 15 are 84-year-old Laura Berry of “Lady Laura and the Hot Smokin’ BB’s,” Ron McCan of “Disk Dusters” and Sara Walker of “The Quiet Professionals.” Lending his support again is Mark Owen, former Navy SEAL and bestselling author of “No Easy Day” and his latest book, “No Hero.” Each team also includes a “6th Man” from within the Special Operations Community, who joins the shooting competition as an honorary team member.
Top shooting teams compete for amazing prizes including: R-4 Remington Gas Piston Carbine, Remington XM2010 Sniper Rifle System, a Remington 1100 American Classic 12G and various other Remington firearms and products.
The Special Forces Charitable Trust and Remington invite you to donate and say “thanks.” Donors of $100 or more receive a special Challenge Coin from the Special Forces Charitable Trust. Donations came be made at www.remingtongreatamericansshoot.org.