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September 19, 2020 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


by Black Wire Media Sat. Sept. 19, 2020

The Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners supports 2nd Amendment-friendly non-profits, and so for the fourth year in a row did attend the Wistarburg Ruritan annual scholarship fundraising event this morning at Quinton Sportsmen's Club deep in the Pines of Salem Co. in South Jersey. CNJFO Trustees Jack Pyle and Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal were joined by CNJFO member Carmen Urso to form a 3-person squad. This Sporting Clay Shoot is held annually for sportsmen and women interested in supporting young people in their continuing education efforts. CNJFO set-up a welcoming membership booth at the event, handed out several brochures, accepted a new member today and more might be forthcoming.

Over the past few years, with help from CNJFO and all the other corporate sponsors and participants, more than $30,000.00 has been raised for the four annual scholarships. Wistarburg Ruritan hopes to continue this effort and possibly improve upon it.

The scholarships provide two thousand dollars ($2,000) each in aid to four students from the local community. Each year the Ruritan in Alloway Twp., NJ carefully review the academic records of deserving students and chooses the best possible scholars for the awards. Since the inception of the Sporting Clays fundraising event they have helped dozens of local students financially. All monies raised go directly to these scholarships, and CNJFO, New Jersey's busiest 2nd Amendment group, has been a sponsor for four years running.

The Clay Shoot:

16 stations were set up in a circular course. Most stations had six shots in "report pairs", and some were launched simultaneously (a "true pair"). Two stations had eight. The clays come into sight in various presentations & angles and in a variety of natural settings along a pine-wooded trail. The multi-acre course is a challenge and a lot of FUN. Teams of four or five circle the course for about two hours taking turns shooting, keeping score and launching the sporting clays. CNJFO fielded a 3-person squad as some of our Trustees were attending the Second Amendment Foundation's (virtual) Gun Rights Policy Council. So we did two events at once today!

An amazing continental breakfast of donuts, bakery-fresh Danish, coffee & tea awaited the shooters during registration. A 9:00 am "shotgun start" with each squad at a different station enabled a noontime lunch featuring delicious hoagies (sub sammich for you No. Jersey readers). A boxed lunch was provided to each shooter and prizes were awarded during lunch. Our Dave "Rosey" Rosenthal used his CZ Ringneck 20 gauge SxS, placing 4th & winning a prize!

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