The Lamar Area Hospice received a $10,000 check recently, compliments of a one-day sporting clays/trap shoot event sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Two Shot Goose Hunt organization.
According to Rose Ann Yates, what was to have been a simple, day-long event held in memory of her late husband, Robert “Spanky” Yates, started with only seven teams, but wound up with a total of 20, all of whom helped contribute to the $10,000 donation. “We had scheduled the event with seven, five-man teams, but all the others were on hand and at $100 per shooter, we managed to raise the funds for the local hospice because Robert was a great supporter of the group,” Yates said. The Two Shot Organization absorbed the costs of the event which was held at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn.
The check was presented to the Hospice association during the President’s Auction on November 30th which kicks off the annual Two Shot Goose Hunt. Rose Ann Yates said the sporting clays shoot will become an annual event as a fundraiser. There is no specific date set for 2017 at this point. The first event was held on October 1st.
By Russ Baldwin
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