Reel Thanx is a non-profit started here in the Permian Basin that takes wounded soldiers on an all-expense paid fishing trip to Lake Amistad. This weekend will be their 21st group of soldiers. They take 4 groups of six wounded soldiers fishing every year. Proceeds go to airfare, food, and other expenses related to the soldiers.
At the sporting clay shoot there will be two rotations; the morning rotation beginning at 9:30 am and the afternoon rotation beginning at 1:00 pm. Lunch will be served between the rotations at noon. 1 in 10 shooters will be a gun winner. Awarding of the prizes will be at the conclusion of the afternoon rotation, after 4:00 pm. Auction, gun boards, raffle, and giveaways will also be held at that time. Registration is open to anyone wishing to participate in this event. Please see attached forms. Cost is $160.00 per shooter which includes a hat, lunch, and shooting. Teams consist of six shooters each. Register early to secure your team's spot! Sponsorship opportunities are available! If you or your organization are interested in volunteering at this event, contact Alan Means at (432) 664-7052 for more information. Visit our website at www.reelthanx.org.
During the awards portion of the shoot probably starting between 4:30 and 5:00PM Mr. Joe Galloway will be speaking to the crowd. Joe is an award winning combat journalist, photographer and author of several books including "We Were Soldiers Once and Young" which was made into an movie starring Mel Gibson. In addition we will hear from Reel Thanx and Reel Wives alumni Lane and Penny McKinney. The shoot is completely sold out, however come out to hear from our guest speakers.
Friday and Saturday nights the South Plains Bull Riding Challenge will happen at the Levelland Event Center and all proceeds will be donated to Reel Thanx and Reel Wives. The bull ride will begin at 8:00PM, come out to the shoot and the bull riding event!