Each year over 5,000 campers attend at least one of the events sponsored by Maranatha Bible Camp (MBC). Some campers’ families can’t afford to pay the full cost of registration, but MBC’s goal is that nobody be turned away due to lack of resources. MBC’s Scholarship Fund is used each year to help campers with scholarships until those funds are exhausted. The annual Powder Creek Sports Scholarship Shoot has raised up to $16,000 per year. Every dollar raised goes to scholarships to create opportunities for kids to participate in a Christ-centered, life changing camp.
Each shooter is asked to raise a minimum of $250 for the Scholarship Fund. Many shooters raise $500 or more. Bring your own team of four shooters, if you don’t have a team we’ll assign you to one.
–Terry Jensen, Director (308) 870-2745
From 7 to 10 shooting stations are arranged in various locations on the course. Each shooter will shoot at a total of 100 rocks from inside these stations. Teams are made up of 4 shooters who move from station to station until they have completed the course.
Each station has two completely different ‘presentations’ which are thrown from remote controlled ‘throwers’ but all have an instruction card telling:
- how many rocks will be thrown (usually 10 to 12)
- describing the ‘presentation’ of the rocks (i.e. left to right, incoming, overhead, rabbit, etc.
- whether the rocks will be thrown as ‘true pairs’, ‘report pairs’.
When a shooter is ready, he steps into the station (gun unloaded), chambers his shells, takes his gun off ‘Safe’, then calls for the rocks by saying ‘Pull’. When the shooter has fired his 10-12 shells he immediately leaves the station (gun in ‘Safe’ mode and unloaded) and the next shooter (who is to be ready and waiting outside of the station with unloaded gun in hand) repeats the process, shooters moving steadily in and out of the station so as not to slow up the next group of shooters coming from the previous station.
All event expenses are paid by the shooting station sponsors.
No alcoholic beverages on grounds.
Eye and ear protection required.
12:00pm • Lunch (burgers)
1:00pm • Scholarship Shoot begins
4:00pm • Steaks / Awards / Presentations (ON SITE)
5:30pm • Thank You / Adjourn