Blast for badgers raised $6,800

— Yosemite High School correspondent

June 25, 2013 

A clay shooting tournament held June 22 at Sun Mountain Gun Club in Coarsegold raised more than $6,800 for the Yosemite High School Football Boosters.

"This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the boosters for the year and it was a big success," Pat Lynch, booster president said. "The event drew 60 paying shooters for this first year event."

The high point winner from the tournament was Nathan Green from Central Valley Guns with 95 out of 100 total. The shooters were divided into groups as they traveled from station to station much like a golf game. Each station had it's own different landscape and challenging obstacles to overcome.

The winning team of the event was made-up of Vince Galassi, Larry Brazil, Rob Robinson, Mike Dasilva, Dominic Pistoresi and Dave Bennett.

Station sponsors that donated $100 were Mike Dasilva Trucking, Cosyns Farms and Texas Environmental Products.

Silver sponsors put together a team of five shooters for $500 were Lucky Logger Liquors, Pardini's Catering, Evans Feed and Livestock Supply, Inc., Robinson Racing, Ag-Right Enterprises, Robert J. Brosi, DDS, MSB Diesel Mechanic, Function & Action and Dominic Pistoresi.

The major sponsor was green and Central Valley Guns, who donated a Weatherby shot gun and a pistol that were raffled off during the event.

Others donating to the event for the silent auction and raffle were Matthews Fine Furniture, Herb Bauer, Larry Brazil, Mike Panella, Whitney Olivas, Tom Mack, Dan Whitehead, Rob MaGee, Mono Hot Springs, Spencer's Firearms, Sportsmens Den, Miller Mountain Sports, Sun Mountain Gun Club, Jerry Pantaleo, Steve Kupina, Raley's, Vons, Pop's Restaurant, Produce Place, Todd's BBQ, Supernaws BBQ, Oakhurst Giftworks, Dot Web Solutions, Sierra Meadows and Rivercreek golf courses.

Tina Mitchell, general manager for the gun club, organized the event for the boosters.

"Tina was excited to know that we voted to do the tournament and together we put all our efforts into the success of the event," Lynch said. "We are grateful for all her work and the work of Sun Mountain Gun Club employees. Also in attendance were some members of the football team and the cheer/pep team.

After the event the cheer/pep team served a tri-tip, chicken, rice, beans, bread and salad lunch cooked by boosters John Kenyon, Mike Hanson-Sedor and Leslie Peterson.

The next event for the boosters is the annual kick-off dinner on Friday, Aug. 23 at Raupp Field at Yosemite High. The event marks of the beginning of the season for the high school and youth football teams.

"This event is open to the public and in addition to the dinner, there will be a silent auction, bounce houses, punt, pass and kick competition and a Badger intersquad scrimmage,' Lynch said.

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