Tug McGraw Foundation Shoots For PTSD
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The Tug McGraw Foundation's 3rd Annual Celebrity Sporting Clay Pro-AmJune 3 raised more than $153,000 to help improve the lives of military service members who have been affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Sonic Labor/Finder Team with Rhett Akins and Jerry Conway took first place, followed by the Tarver Land Team 1 with Tim McGraw and Josh Richmond, the Gamalier Shooting Supply Team with Storme Warrenand Charlie Lowery and the Mike Fisher Team with Fisher and Bobby Brooks.
A highlight of the event was attendance by 90-year old WWII veteran Henry Shaw who had just received his combat medals thanks from the help of Stand Down Nashville. Special dignitaries attending included members of the Tennessee National Guard led by Lt Col Reed. Veterans Shaun Meadows, Luke Van Dorston, and Allen Hill.
Other country music celebrities and song writers included Faith Hill, Brantley Gilbert, The Warren Brothers, Craig Campbell, Deano Brown, Ira Dean, Keith Anderson, Lance Miller, Kristy Lee Cook, Daryle Singletary, Matt Bailie, and the LoCash Cowboys, plus ESPN analyst John Kruk. Professional contingent for the event included Maximum Archery’s Andy Ross, Aaron and Steve Gould of the Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting, and Mark Weeks from the United States Army Exhibition Team.
The 23 teams consisting of four amateurs, one professional, and a music celebrity took turns at multiple target presentations simulating the unpredictability of live-quarry, each offering a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes.