Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club was the proud host for the 3rd annual Breaking Hunger Emergency Food Network fundraiser, held on August 01, 2014.
A record-breaking number of participants showed up for a fun day, raising money for Emergency Food Network while at the same time learning how to crush the clays. Not everyone was a trapshooting newbie, however…some enjoyed the day honing their previously learned trapshooting skills, impressing all by lighting up the sky with green shards of shattered clay.
In addition to trapshooting excitement, participants also had a great time picking up bow and arrow and trying their hand in the ancient art, and sport, of archery.
The Breaking Hunger fundraiser is the inspiration of Darren Schuldheiss, an Emergency Food Network Board Member, who is as passionate about fighting hunger as he is shooting clay targets. Darren saw a natural fit in combining the two, and the results speak for themselves. The funds raised from Breaking Hunger will purchase over $156,000 for food banks, meal sites and shelters in Pierce County.
Darren expresses his gratitude for Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club’s participation on the Emergency Food Network’s website, saying “The Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club (GHSC) has also been an amazing partner by hosting Breaking Hunger since its conception. “I have been amazed at the gracious reception that the Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club has exhibited since I first brought this idea to them,” says Schuldheiss. “The club really cares about the community and has a rich history of that. Le Rodenberg the GHSC President has been a fantastic resource. Mr. Rodenberg’s wife Jeannie has been a long-time volunteer at the FISH Food Bank in Gig Harbor so the club has been a great partner to work with. Members have generously volunteered to be involved in a variety of ways to make this event a success.”