Annual Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-Out Supports At-Risk Kids
Tournament was "filled to capacity with enthusiastic participants ready for all kinds of exciting activities."
The 11th annual Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-Out took place at Addieville East Farm on September 22. More than 400 guests who came out to take part in clay shooting, 3D archery, fly fishing and 4-wheeler rides by Kawasaki.
The Hot Shot Contest drew a record crowd as New England Patriots Marcus Cannon, Rob Ninkovich and Stephen Gostkowski; former players Troy Brown, Dan Koppen and Matt Chatham; Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhokova; and comedian Lenny Clarke tested their skills against each other. Koppen ultimately claimed victory over the competitive bunch.
New to the event this year, Light brought trick shooters from the Randolph Engineering Ranger Professional Shooting Team, and Josh Richmond and Mark Weeks.gave the audience a thrilling demonstration before taking the course.
Funds raised will benefit the Light Foundation. The non-profit organization gives at-risk kids a better chance at leading healthy lives by using the great outdoors to learn and grow. The foundation purchased and developed 400+ acres of Ohio land as the site for Chenoweth Trails facility, where it holds its outdoor leadership camp, Camp Vohokase, every summer. A hand-selected group of young men from around the country are taught the values of hard work, responsibility and accountability. Light and his team follow these kids all year round to ensure they stay on track. The main mission: to provide them opportunities to reach their highest potential and become mentors to their peers. The Light Foundation also establishes partnerships with other nonprofits to better serve the needs of the greater community, and holds a variety of onsite programs at Chenoweth Trails. In addition, the organization provides academic scholarships to deserving young student leaders in Ohio and New England.
The Light Foundation holds several major fundraisers throughout the year to provide kids opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to get outside and take on a challenge or to strive for excellence in their academic pursuits.
Photos courtesy of Jeff Adams Photography