Apr 14 2016
8am - 5pm
Boot’n Shoot’n began in 2012 under the generous guidance of Stewart and Janet Hunter of Benchmark Mortgage. Looking for a way to establish a signature event in the Dallas area to support the Boot Campaign, the Hunters landed on the idea to host other patriots in one of America’s favorite pastimes: clay shooting. Add in a few crowd-pleasers like incredible food and live music and you’ve got yourself a shootin’ good time!
Threads of national pride are woven throughout the event. Each shooting team is paired with a veteran teammate, guest speakers tell their inspirational stories of service and sacrifice on-stage and the musical talent invariably sings songs rooted firmly in Americana. With several years of success on the books, Boot’N & Shoot’N is now able to expand the charitable giving resulting from registrations, raffle tickets and the live auction. In addition to donating proceeds to the Boot Campaign, Carrick Brain Centers is now a beneficiary, whose Veteran Program helps retired service members navigate through post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
More than a one-day event, Boot’N & Shoot’N aims to make a lasting impact on the veteran community. Each year features a memorial tribute to fallen service members, with past honorees including Chris Kyle, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. In addition to funds raised for charity partners, two mortgage-free home grants have been given to deserving military families and hundreds of veterans have attended the event free of charge thanks to sponsor gifts. It’s impossible to walk away without a renewed sense of patriotism and gratitude for our nation’s servicemen and women, which is exactly what the Hunters envisioned.