Welcome!

News Feed Item

The Remington Great Americans Shoot To Raise $1,000,000 For Special Forces Charitable Trust And Other Participating Military Non-Profits

-- Olympic Athletes, Celebrities, and Patriotic Americans Pay Homage to our Men and Women in Uniform by Participating in the Largest Money Shoot in Non-Profit History --

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Remington Great Americans Shoot (RGAS) announces its inaugural kick-off event September 20, 2014 at the Cypress Valley Shooting Preserve just north of Austin. This national shoot, sponsored by Remington Arms and The Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT), will bring together competitors from all over the country to honor and bring attention to the needs of our finest military warriors and their families.

For more information on the Remington Great Americans Shoot and to donate, visit their website at: http://rgas.dojiggy.com

RGAS is a totally unique and new format shoot. There is not another like it in the country. The different aspects of this format and the amazing prize packages (unrivaled by any in the shooting world) result in some amazing fun and competition, but most importantly go directly to our soldiers.

RGAS "Founder" Mike Reynolds - "Years ago I had the opportunity to spend a week with a group of young Special Operations soldiers in an event called Maximum Warrior. Spending a week together, I was amazed, actually FLOORED, at the training required for these young men in order to be a part of their elite forces. I don't think any of them had less than six deployments, some more. I've never met a finer group of young men. I've been inordinately blessed in life and have grown to realize that. I wanted to be able to say a 'THANK YOU' for what they do to help protect the freedoms of this country that has been so good to me. I wanted to shine a brighter light on the fact that these families ALL…100% of them. . . face the everyday challenges of family, education, finances and society. . . and then add the high stress of combat and constant threat of injury, some catastrophic. THEY ARE GREAT AMERICANS...and they do it for us.

I'd like to also thank SFCT for introducing me to Otto Weigl a retired Marine who helped the Remington Outdoor Company select SFCT as their military charity. Without Remington's help, this shoot would not have happened."

The Team Captain List is "varied"!

  • Todd Lodwick: 4 time World Champion and 6 time Olympic Nordic skier. Elected by 2013 Olympic teammates to carry the flag at Sochi brings Team Colorado!!
  • Mr. Top Secret: The FIRST Captain volunteer - A renowned American, author, soldier and philanthropist. Sorry we aren't allowed to publicly release his name (but you know him). Brings Team Top Secret.
  • Mr. Jim Porter: New President of the National Rifle Association. Captaining his diverse team, THE GOOD GUNS, (Good guns, doing good things).
  • Mrs. Laura Berry: 84 year old hotshot shooter, construction magnate and renowned philanthropist (Lady Laura and The Hot BB's).

Additional team players/captains: International financiers, Marines, a "Beauty and the Neast" team, doctors banker…. From CO, FL, NY, WY, CA, DC and more.

"6th Man" Shooter- Each team will have attached a volunteer active duty or veteran to represent their service branch at the shoot, and laugh at the misses.

The RGAS format is quite simple – 20 teams of 5 shooters will shoot AT… 50 clay pigeons. Using a fundraising site, DoJiggy, each shooter solicits pledges from friends, family, and business associates  for EACH BIRD THEY ACTUALLY BREAK. If the get a pledge for $5 per each bird they break. . . and hit 30 out of 50…that pledge is $150.There will be both individual and team champions. The single shooter that raises the most amount of money in pledges will be the "winner" of the shoot.

The Grand Prize
2014 Jeep Rubicon

With Remington serving as the national sponsor, they will be working with their national marketing group to promote the RGAS and to work towards getting national coverage. This shoot will make history. As the sponsor, Remington will be providing a series of prizes as well for the competitors. (Prizes will be showcased at a later date.)

The RGAS is more than just showing up and competing for prizes. Each team will also be asked to choose a military charity they are passionate about. The first $500,000 of the total will go to support host, SFCT. THE REMAINDER will be split between the top five fundraising teams, with 30%, 25%, 20%, 15%, and 10% earmarked to their charities. This makes the competition a win-win for all. The money raised by each shooter is as follows: Each shooter shall raise $10,000. This makes the shoot minimum $1,000,000.

Want to help? Go to http://rgas.dojiggy.com. Select a team and make a donation. All donors of $100 or more will receive the specially designed event commemorative challenge coin!

The Special Forces Charitable Trust provides sustainable and meaningful support to the Special Forces Community and their Families. For additional information go to www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org. Like us on Facebook.

For media information, please contact DRIVEN Public Relations: Rob Knoll, 951-719-1040. (Rob is a former Marine as well) or [email protected].

For more information on the Special Forces Charitable Trust, visit their website at: http://www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org

 

http://rgas.dojiggy.com for more information on how to donate." border="0" alt="The top fundraiser of the Remington Great Americans Shoot will win a custom 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Visit http://rgas.dojiggy.com for more information on how to donate." align="middle" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140812/135697"/>

 

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140812/135696
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140812/135698
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140812/135697

SOURCE The Remington Great Americans Shoot

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be muc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., focused on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what do...
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.