Area gun enthusiasts are getting fired up for the second annual Statesboro Police Officers Foundation Law/AM Pistol Match, and it isn’t too late to sign up to participate.
The fundraiser is set for Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Statesboro-Bulloch Law Enforcement Training Facility on Holland Boulevard off Highway 301 North.
The fun starts at 8 a.m. Civilian entry fees are $70 per shooter, and all law enforcement and military members will pay a $45 fee, said Brannen Smith, Statesboro Police Officers Foundation president.
“This is the second year we have done this to raise money and build bridges between the community and police,” he said.
The foundation wanted to hold a non-typical fundraiser. Money raised helps the foundation provide area law enforcement with extra needs, such as trauma kits, active shooter vests, emergency funds for the families of officers killed in the line of duty, and even police dogs.
“The foundation purchased Mono, one of the Statesboro Police Department K9s,” he said.
Law enforcement officers from across the region have expressed interest, and civilians will be able to test marksmanship alongside officers and military in a five-stage pistol match. Lunch is provided for participants, Smith said.
There will be a silent auction, and each participant will receive a “swag bag” worth $100, he said. An online raffle offers impressive prizes, including a DDM4 V7 Pro rifle by Daniel Defense, valued at $2,000; a certificate for a Glock l valued at over $500; a Husqvarna 120 chainsaw from Statesboro Golf Carts worth $250; and an Ice Mules Pro Cooler priced at $115, he said. Tickets cost $10 each, with three for $25 and six for $50.
Registration and raffle ticket purchases may be done by scanning QR codes found on the Statesboro Police Officers Foundation Facebook page, or by using the following links: to register, https://practiscore.com/statesboro-poa-law-am-fundraiser-2019-1/register; and for raffle tickets, https://rafflecreator.com/pages/32418/2nd-annual-law-am-raffle.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at 912-489-9414.