The second annual Benelli USA Invitational, hosted on Sept. 9, drew 214 shooters and raised more than $31,000 for the organization Freedom Hunters, which supports outdoor opportunities for active duty and combat veterans.
Attendees of the sporting clays shoot included active duty military personnel, veterans, outdoor industry members and other shotgun enthusiasts from the region. Following the event, attendees were treated to an Eastern Shore lunch and were able to participate in live and silent auctions, with all proceeds likewise being donated to Freedom Hunters.
"Benelli USA is proud to partner with Freedom Hunters to accomplish the ultimate goal of getting active duty and retired service men and women out hunting and shooting," said Benelli USA General Manager Tom DeBolt. "It is important for us all to play our part in supporting these incredible individuals and Benelli USA is honored to contribute over $31,000 to Freedom Hunters from the proceeds of our second annual Invitational Shoot."
Individual high scores for the second annual Benelli USA Invitational Shoot include Oz Khan (score 92) with the highest overall individual score and runner up Robert Crow (score 89). The team of Brandon Geweke, Marty Geweke, Joe Kukla Sr. and Joe Kukla Jr. won the overall team competition with a combined score of 327.