The 2018 Seafood Shoot PITA Trapshooting Tournament was a hoot! September 21 – 23, 2018 58 trapshooters came together, along with their coveted support staff of spouses, significant others, children, family members, friends, and four legged friends to compete in our annual 3-day event.
As usual, September's weather in Washington State was unpredictable. This year we had great shooting weather on Friday, not so great to difficult shooting weather on Saturday, and then were blessed with sunshine and great weather again on Sunday.
This year we had the honor of celebrating the 100,000 target milestone for Dean VanNostern. Dean has been a trapshooter for 30 years, supporting clubs throughout Washington and Oregon. After gathering for our delectable seafood dinner we honored Dean with two cakes, one which was decorated with his signature propeller beanie cap, and shared some fun-facts about his shooting career. Dean has been a significant contributor to the fun of the sport, and has made many friends, and fans, over the years. Thank you, so much, Dean, for all you have contributed to our sport!
Speaking of dinner, this year's seafood buffet was another huge success. Our amazing shoot administrators, along with an abundance of volunteers, continue to delight everyone with the fantastic job they do putting on a delicious dinner that is enjoyed by all. Clams, cod, salmon, and oysters, along with plenty of side dishes tickled the fancy of the ravenous diners, many of who had worked hard building an appetite shooting in what we like to refer to as “sporty” conditions on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the feast, and no one left hungry.
Our many fantastic sponsors contributed over $4,000 in added money, bringing a smile to the faces of several winners who had the thrill of thinking about how they were going to enjoy their winnings. Congratulations, sharpshooters!
Please think of supporting our sponsors next time you are in need of their product or service:
Glen Cove Repair, LLC - "We do quality repairs at a reasonable price." - 253-884-1838
Colvos Law - (253) 229-0708
Erin Abrigo - Edward Jones Financial Advisor - 253-858-0052
JP’s Hy Iu Hee Hee - 253.851.7885
Magnum Enterprises - Year Round Services - 907-617-6265
MKR Tactical Solutions - "On the Other Side of Fear Lies Freedom" - 360-627-7197
Port Orchard Ford - "Car Buying Made Simple!" - 360-876-3000
Soundview Barbers - 253-851-2850
Sportco - Warehouse Sporting Goods - 253 - 922-2222
Tacoma Dodge - Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, SRT - "Prices and Service that Can’t be Beat" - 253-475-7300
The Float Pub & Grill - "Loved by Locals" - 253.857.3897
Tracy's Quality Painting, Inc. - "Quality Homes Deserve the Best" - 253-858-8242
Wind Walker Express - Transport Service Company - 253-884-6018
Many, many thanks go out to the club shoot administrators, the many volunteers, the sponsors and last but far from least the trapshooters and supporters who chose to spend their valuable time at the Gig Harbor Sportsman's Club 2018 Seafood Shoot. Thank you so much to all! Please plan on joining us again next year, for the 2019 Seafood Shoot.
Event winners were as follows: