Mark Your Calendars for Irlene Mandrell’s Celebrity Charity Shoot

Irlene Mandrell will be hosting her Annual Celebrity Charity Shoot,…

Irlene Mandrell will be hosting her Annual Celebrity Charity Shoot, benefiting Wish Upon A Star and the Boy Scouts of America, this June 24th through 28th. This always fun-filled event will be held this year at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, located in southwest Pennsylvania.

Celebrities will be aplenty at this year’s shoot!  Stars from movies, TV, radio.  Singers, comedians, and politicians.   Stars of every stripe take part in the shooting action and you can be alongside them!  Plus, Irlene will be reunited with her sisters, Country “Hall of Fame” inductee Barbara, and Louise, from the well-loved and so popular The Mandrell Sisters TV series. Go to www.IrleneMandrellShoot.com to view the current roster of celebrities participating.

Over the course of the event, the main competition will consist of 200 rounds of Sporting Clays.  Side competitions on Friday, June 25th, include 9mm pistol, paintball challenge, wobble trap, 5 stand, tomahawk throwing, .22 revolver, Gamo air rifle, two man flush, terrible teal, and cotton ball drop.  Everyone is eligible to compete in these exciting events!  No hard-core experience necessary—just have fun!  Shooting competition concludes on Sunday, June 28th, with the grand, Celebrity Calcutta Shoot.

“Kid’s Day” will take place on Thursday, June 25th.  Girls and boys from ages 6 through 17 are encouraged to participate.  First-timers, have-shot-a-little-bit, experienced shooters; all will be welcomed.  Strictly supervised, participants will try their hand at a wide array of shooting disciplines—from handgun, to rifle, to shotgun, to archery, and more.

Irlene Mandrell has long been associated with the shooting sports.  Irlene can aptly be categorized as a shooter extraordinaire.  You wouldn’t want to compete against her.  Let’s put it this way, Irlene took down a gemsbok at 748 yards in Africa with her CZ rifle.  She is equally accomplished with handgun and shotgun.  Irlene is a spokeswoman for the industry, frequently appearing on TV and radio.  She is as dedicated to our sport as anyone.  Irlene is a loving Mom to 3 wonderful children, Deric, Vanessa, and Christina.  Her many accomplishments in the entertainment industry include singer, percussionist, actress, comedian, as well as spokeswoman for several excellent shooting sports companies.  Irlene has been deeply involved in many charities over the years, but Wish Upon A Star and the Boy Scouts of America remain closest to her heart.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Wish Upon A Star is an independent charity whose mission is to grant wishes to children ages 3 to18 who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life threatening illness.  This organization is rather unique in that 100% of donations for wishes go directly to make wishes come true for these stricken kids.  Since its inception, Wish Upon A Star has granted nearly 200 of these special wishes, everything from dream hunting and fishing outings, to trips to Disney World, to meeting Michael Jordan.  This is why Irlene Mandrell has been so dedicated in supporting this charity.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, site of the 2009 shoot, is located approximately 1 hour out of Pittsburgh, in the Laurel Highlands area of Pennsylvania.  Situated on 5,500 beautiful acres, Seven Springs Mountain Resort is home to one of the premier shooting facilities in the country.

Mark these dates on your calendar—June 24th through the 28th!  Get on a jet, board Amtrak, pack up the car, bring the kids, and join Irlene Mandrell and the many celebrities for Irlene’s Annual Celebrity Charity Shoot.  You’ll have a great time!  You’ll be contributing to a great cause!  To register your participation or for more information, visit www.IrleneMandrellShoot.com  or www.7Springs.com or e-mail TMeyers@7Springs.com

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