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Shooting Match Raises Money for Cancer
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 13, 2013 @ 9:38PM
Created on April 13, 2013 @ 6:00PM

Some people in Upshur County decided to enjoy the sunshine by having a shooting match Saturday. Both kids and adults came out to see who had the best aim.

This shooting match has been going on for a while now, but members of the Heaston United Methodist church recently found a way to turn the event into something more. It's now a fundraiser for Upshur County's Relay for Life.

How it works is the adults shoot 12,16, and 20 gauge shotguns, while the kids use 410. The one who gets the most holes in the target wins.

Each time someone shoots, they have to pay $1.50.  Fifty cents pays for the bullet, and the dollar is split between the Relay and the winner. They usually raise about $300-500 for the American Cancer society through this event.

The organizer is a cancer survivor and knows the decision to get involved with this cause is an important one.

"We have several members of our church who've had cancer and are survivors. We have a few that we've lost to cancer. One of our Relay for Life team members said that he wanted to be part of making the dollar that found the cure for cancer. That's the way we feel, too," said Daisy Hunt, Relay for Life Team Captain.

Even the kids at the match knew it was about more than just fun.

Grace Snider said, "So, we're trying to raise money for Relay for Life, so the cancer people can get better. If there's like a potion they need to do on people, we might have the money to give them that."

If you want to be in the Relay for Life event, head over to Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School at the end of July.

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