Those who like aim and shoot are in for a great day this Sunday. NAS Guns and Ammo is hosting their 2nd annual handgun/rifle shooting competition for Autism awareness.
Aim for Autism is taking place this Sunday , April 30 at the shooting range at the Practical Shooters of Algoma range located off Highway 17 north, near Brande’s gravel pit.
Registration is at 11am with the competition starting at noon. The competition will run until 5pm. Participants are asked to park their vehicles on the side of the highway and will be shuttled into the shooting range area.
The event will feature a bunch of games and competition for great prizes.
“It’s a bring your own gun event but we will have ammo for purchase” said Brandon Printess, manager of NAS Guns and Ammo. “no license is required and we will have a few firearms for those who don’t have one to use”
“Anyone who purchases a ticket for the games is automatically entered into the main prize” Printess said.
Printess said safety is paramount for an event like this, with a member of the Chief Firearms office present as well as multiple range safety officers overlooking the event.
“Autism is a great charity” Printess said. NAS Guns and Ammo opened last year with a similar event.
The event is open to the public as well as children. Youth long rifle and Adult long rifle competitions along with games like tic-tac-toe, poker and battleship. Food and refreshments will also be available.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the gate the day of the event for $15. All proceeds to the Algoma Autism Foundation.