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Healing Arenas Hosts Benefit Trap Shoot

Escalon Sportsman’s Club at 25195 E. River Road, will be the site for the Saturday, Oct. 19 benefit for Healing Arenas, Shooting for the Stable.

This will be the fifth annual trap shoot competition and benefit auction event, complete with a dinner and raffle drawings.

Trap shooting competition begins at 2 p.m. with a 6 p.m. social hour and 6:30 p.m. start for the dinner, auction and gun raffles.

A portion of the proceeds from this annual event benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Additionally, proceeds go to all Healing Arenas Projects including scholarships for The Stable Survivors Veterans Project, Stable Responders for EMS, fire, police and healthcare practitioners, and the Retired Racehorse Project.

Dinner tickets, featuring tri-tip and chicken from L&M Blodgett Catering, are $45 for adults (discounts for kids 12 and under and military/first responders with ID) and can be purchased at


You can also call 209-900-7917 for more information.

“It’s our fifth annual Benefit, raising funds to help ex-racehorses find new careers, who in turn, help veterans, first responders and at-risk populations find their way in life,” said coordinator Julie Baker. “We are still seeking local sponsors and have several tables for eight available.”

Teams will compete for the Justin Williams Perpetual Team Trapshooting Trophy, in memory of HM3 Justin A. Williams, who passed on May 24, 2015.

Trapshooting divisions are for Men, Women, Youth and Teams, $30 for youth under 16, $40 adults, $125 for youth teams and $175 for adults teams; teams have five members.

Healing Arenas, Inc. is a non-profit charitable 501c3 organization.