Annual Trap Shoot fundraiser brings in more than $28,000

January 7, 2020


For the second time in as many years, Central Arkansas teens took home the hardware at the Annual “Pull for Arkansas Families” Trap Shoot, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, to raise funds for children, teens and families in crisis.

The Cabot High School Trap team won a first place and a second place in the annual trap shoot, while the Wonderview Youth Trap team (Hattieville, Ark.) took home a second-place trophy. The David Rhoades Youth Trap team took home first place in the first flight.

Austin Bell of the Cabot team won the highest score trophy.

The youth teams were among 26, 5-person teams that took part in the trap shoot. Several agency teens were among the participants.

The fundraiser brought in about $31,000 to support the children of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries. Held at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex in Jacksonville, the multi-use complex is the largest of its kind in the state. It includes 14 trap fields, three skeet overlays, three lit fields, two pavilions, a fishing lake, and a 5,100 square foot clubhouse that includes a learning center.

“The Trap Shoot is a fun-filled and vital fundraiser for Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries,” shared John Ross, special event director. “Thanks to the many generous donors and supporters, we touch the lives of many children, teens and families.”

Event sponsors were: Preferred Medical of Conway; Tommy Papasan of Danville; Chris Crain of Conway; Arkansas Baptist Foundation; Fence Masters of Benton; Central Baptist Church of Jonesboro; Central Baptist Church of Mineral Springs; First Baptist Church of Danville; Bob McCool of Danville; AJ Burke of Russellville; David and Elizabeth Rhoads of Bryant; First Baptist Church of Russellville; Central Baptist Church of North Little Rock.

Lunch was provided by the Grill Team Ministry of Central Baptist Church of North Little Rock. Fencemasters of Benton donated home-made chocolate chip and no-bake cookies for dessert.