If you live in the Midwest long enough, you know there’s always that special, first Spring-like day of the year in which the temperatures reach 60’s and 70’s. Sunglasses pop on. The great outdoors look a lot more friendly than fearful. And as luck would have it, this occasion also happened to fall on the very day of one of our favorite charitable traditions: The 4th Annual Runzel Brothers Spring Shoot.
Jointly sponsored by Lake Cable and Shattuc Cord Specialties, Inc., this event was generously supported by the efforts of brothers (and company owners) Bill and John Runzel.
In late April, Lake Cable and Shattuc welcomed over 80 participants to the picturesque Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation in East Dundee, IL, where Single and Five Man Teams competed in a variety of shooting skill categories, from Sporting Clays to Flurry to 5-Stand.
Best of all, we’re proud to report our participation for the Spring Shoot was the highest we’ve had to date, which in turn drove a great many donations toward a cause we’re very passionate about: The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This non-profit organization is one of the world’s largest sources of funding toward medical research and early detection of childhood brain tumors. Their tireless efforts continue to raise public awareness of this devastating disease and give hope to the families of children affected.
Every entry fee collected for this year’s competition went toward supporting the Foundation. So not only did we have a lot of fun on a perfect Spring day but it also felt great to come together for a larger purpose - when delivery for a cure matters more than ever to kids in need.
From all of us at Lake Cable and Shattuc, we’d like to thank the many sponsors of this year’s Spring Shoot, all who attended the event as well as those who couldn’t attend but still donated to The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. In fact, if we missed you at the Spring Shoot and you’d still like to donate to the Foundation, don’t worry – you’ll be glad to know we’re keeping our event registration site active for the next month so you can do just that. Considering the month of May also happens to be Brain Tumor Awareness Month, it couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. To donate toward The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, simply follow this link:
You can view all the photos from a wonderful day on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/13i4CU9