Fun Shoot, Dinner, and Auction to Benefit Out Beside You
On August 10, there will be a fun shoot, prime rib dinner, and auction, benefiting Out Beside You (OBY; outbesideyou.org) and The Blair Youth Sports Foundation. The event will be held at Pheasant Bonanza Hunt Club & Kennel, 3097 County Road O, in Tekamah. The fun shoot will last from 1 to 5 p.m., featuring trap, skeet, sporting clays, etc. A happy hour will be offered at the clubhouse immediately after the shoot until dinner at 6 p.m. A silent and live auction will follow with items such as guns, gear, vacations, and more. The cost of admission is $200 per person, which does not include firearms, ammunition, or drinks.
One hundred percent of proceeds going to OBY will support a project being organized in memory Matthew “Matty Lu” Lucero, the late friend, teammate, and fellow Recon Marine of Dustin Davis, president of OBY. Matty Lu was laid to rest on July 1 in the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.
“Men traveled across the country to put this man in the earth,” said Davis. “During our time there, we talked about Matty Lu and the others we’ve lost. Before parting ways, we discussed how to further make veteran-to-veteran support real and effective during our transition back into civilian life.”
Matty Lu’s family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, folks would make tax deductible donations to OBY in order to assist transitioning military members.
Out Beside You raises money (mostly privately) to bring veterans and their families to the Midwest for hunting, farming, and fishing. The purpose of this is to offer a private and relaxed setting where transitioning veteran families can have fun doing something purposeful and offer an environment that lends itself to some good old fashioned story telling. To support this effort, go to outbesideyou.org or contact (402) 680-1922 / firstname.lastname@example.org.