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Help kids catch dreams at annual MSU benefit
MISSISSIPPI STATE – The 8th annual Catch the Vision benefit to help fund outdoor adventures for children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses promises sponsorship packages to fit every budget and fun for all who participate.
This year’s event will include the Shotgun Jamboree and banquet dinner on May 16. The funds raised at the events go directly to the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, housed at Mississippi State University. The foundation provides outdoor adventure trips for children with life-threatening conditions.
“We want this benefit to be something everyone can afford and enjoy,” said Marty Brunson, MSU Extension professor and director of Catch-A-Dream. “Everyone should get the opportunity to help these children achieve their outdoor dreams.”
The Shotgun Jamboree, hosted by the Starkville Gun Club, will feature a day of four-person team shooting. All shells and targets will be provided, and events will include five-stand sporting clays and a five-stand flush.
The banquet will be held at the Mississippi Horse Park. Guests will dine on all-you-can-eat Southern barbecue prepared by Tupelo’s Bar-B-Que by Jim. Featured speakers include Catch-A-Dream families and Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stube, a highly decorated U.S. Army Green Beret and inspirational speaker.
“We are pleased to have Sgt. Stube speak at the dinner,” Brunson said. “He truly understands the therapeutic value of outdoor experiences and is sure to inspire attendees.”
There are a variety of sponsorship packages available for purchase. Visit http://catchadream.org/contribute/ or call (662) 325-8149 to learn more about the benefit and to purchase sponsorships. Sponsorship commitments must be made by May 1.
Writer: Karen Templeton