Shoot for Autism is an annual charity shoot in support of the Southern Autistic School, Victoria.
Southern Autistic School, Victoria provides specialist education for children whom suffer from Autism and has continued to grow in enrolment since being built in 2001. With an original plan to cater for 88 students, growing rapidly, the school now has over 180 students attending.
This brings a number of financial challenges that are unique to specialist schools. The school employs speech therapists, occupational therapists, a social worker and a psychologist.
Shoot for Autism was established as a charity to raise funds for Southern Autistic School, Victoria to provide specialist educational opportunities for students with autism.
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The 20th May 2017 saw the 4th Annual “Shoot for Autism” charity event proudly sponsored by Nightforce Optics & the Fitzroy / Caulfield Rifle Club take place at the Grantville Rifle Club, Victoria Australia. This event is now one of the premier prize meetings in Victoria if not Australia outside the Queens Prize.
The charity raises funds for the Southern Autistic School Victoria who provides specialist educational opportunities for students with autism.
Early fog hampered the commencement of proceedings with a record number of entries eager to begin shooting on our new electronic targets. Once the sun broke through conditions were ideal and a swag of excellent scores were shot on the day.
Competitors from across Victoria attended the shoot helping raise $5300, much needed funds for a STAR Program for the School. Ben Carpeggiani kindly volunteered to shave his head & beard to raise further funds for the charity.
Nightforce continued their sponsorship (3rd year) providing a NXS 8 – 32 x 56mm scope, which raised $2075. Organisers would like to congratulate winner, Allan CARLI. A big thank you to Jamie DENNIS from Light force situated in SA, who is the Australian importer of NF scopes & arranged the sponsorship.
The event is growing annually & the prizes are second to none with over $3000 of prizes up for grabs.
Charity organisers look forward to the ongoing partnership with Nightforce Optics, Grantville R.C., Carpeggiani Family, Brewster Barrels, ADI, Master AFC, Winterhalter, Marum & Cumming families, ZTE & Brumbies Bakery Eden Rise.
Event organisers would like to thank Rod Gray, Tom Donaldson & Ben Carpeggiani for their tireless work ensuring the electronic targets were ready for the event.
Justin Walsh Vice Principle of Southern Autistic School attended presentations thanking all sponsors & competitors for their kind support of the event.
Brad & Hayley STEER
Charity Organisers / Founders
Shoot for Autism is conducted in accordance with the current Standard Shooting Rules at the Grantville Rifle Club, Bass Highway, Grantville.