COAC Donates $10,000 to First Responders’ Bridge and $25,000 to Save A Warrior

COAC Board Members presented Mick Yinger, Executive Director, and Mike Pavolino, Vice President, of First Responders’ Bridge with a check in the amount of $10,000. This donation assists in supporting their Bridge Retreats for First Responders, their significant others, and caregivers. COAC Board Members also presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to Larry Turner, Asst. Director of Programming for Save A Warrior. This donation will support participation by Veterans and First Responders in SAW’s innovative, evidence-based program which provides a powerful healing experience for participants. These donations were made possible by the excellent turnout and participant support at the 2023 Patriot Shoot held at the Cardinal Shooting Center. 

You can learn more about these two excellent organizations and donate to support them by visiting www.firstrespondersbridge.org and www.saveawarrior.org.

2023 Patriot Shoot – Thank You!

The 2023 Patriot Shoot was held on Saturday August 26th at the Cardinal Shooting Center’s Sporting Clay courses. The weather was beautiful and there was a large turnout. We had 113 shooters participating in this year’s event. COAC would like to thank all the participants for their generous & ongoing support of the Patriot Shoot and the organizations benefiting from this year’s event. Save The Date – next year’s Patriot Shoot will be held Saturday August 24th, 2024 at the Cardinal Shooting Center. Mark your calendars!

Registration is now open for the 2023 Patriot Shoot! Register today!

Registration is now open for the 2023 Patriot Shoot to be held Saturday August 26th at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH.  See the current 2023 Patriot Shoot Flyer for event details and sponsorship levels.  Register to participate today in the Events section!

This year the Patriot Shoot is benefiting the following great organizations focused on supporting veterans and first responders: First Responders’ BridgeFinally Home Farm and Save A Warrior.  We highly recommend visiting their websites to learn more about the great work being done by these organizations!

COAC Board Members Present $40,000 Donation to Save A Warrior

On December 19th COAC Board Members presented Jake Clark, Founder of Save A Warrior (SAW), with a check in the amount of $40,000. This donation was made possible by the excellent turnout and participant support at the 2022 Patriot Shoot held at the Cardinal Shooting Center.  The donation will support participation by Veterans and First Responders in SAW’s innovative, evidence-based program which provides a powerful healing experience for participants.

Jake provided COAC Board members with a tour of the new National Center of Excellence on a donated 400+ acre property in Hillsboro, OH. This location allows SAW to significantly increase the number of participants who participate in their life-saving program.  You can learn more about this excellent organization and donate to support by visiting www.saveawarrior.org.

The 2022 Patriot Shoot was a smashing success!

The 2022 Patriot Shoot was held on Saturday August 27th at the Cardinal Shooting Center’s Sporting Clay courses. Over 130 shooters participated in this year’s event. COAC would like to thank all the participants for their support of the event and the organizations we support. Save The Date – next year’s Patriot Shoot will be held Saturday August 26th, 2023 at the Cardinal Shooting Center. Mark your calendars!

Registration for the 2022 Patriot Shoot is now open! Register your Team today!!

Registration is now open for the 2022 Patriot Shoot to be held Saturday August 27th at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH.  View the current 2022 Patriot Shoot Flyer for event details and sponsorship levels and visit the Events page to register a Team or yourself for the event. You may also Sponsor a participant if you wish. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday August 27th!

COAC Board Members Present $35,000 Donation to Save A Warrior

On December 16, 2021, the Board of Directors of COAC met with Jake Clark, founder of Save A Warrior (SAW), to present him with a $35,000 donation from COAC.  This donation was made possible by the excellent turnout and participant support at the 2021 Patriot Shoot held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in August 2021.  The donation will support participation by Veterans and First Responders in SAW’s innovative, evidence-based program which provides a powerful healing experience for participants.

Jake Clark provided COAC Board members with an update regarding the sale of the original Warrior Village property located in Heath, OH. SAW has opened a new national center of excellence on a donated 400+ acre property in Hillsboro, OH. This new location allows SAW to significantly increase the number of participants who participate in their life-saving program.  You can learn more about this excellent organization and donate to support by visiting www.saveawarrior.org.

2021 Patriot Shoot A Smashing Success!

The 2021 Patriot Shoot saw 25 teams of shooters come out to support the event and our 2021 beneficiary – Save A Warrior.  Participants enjoyed great weather, a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by Master BBQ chef David Waun, and exciting action during the general & gun raffles. There were several silent auction items to bid on, and participants had the ability to purchase raffle tickets to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle from the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association Chapter 12-1.

During the event opening participants got to hear personal, emotional stories from veterans Matthew Dowling and Tony Hernandez, both who discussed their battle with PTS and their life-changing experiences going through the Save A Warrior program.  Their emotional words reminded us why the Patriot Shoot is an important fundraising event and why we do what we do. The list of trophy winners is shown in our Gallery

The Board of Directors of Central Ohio American Charities (COAC) would like to thank everyone involved with the Patriot Shoot: from the participants who support the event, to the volunteers who run the event, and the staff at the Cardinal Sporting Clays Center.  We hope to see everyone again next year!  Help spread the word and invite someone new!

From the Board of Directors at Central Ohio American Charities:

We are writing to provide an update on this year’s COAC Patriot Shoot originally scheduled for Saturday August 29, 2020.  We have come to the difficult conclusion that we must cancel this year’s event, despite its significant fundraising power and appreciated opportunity for fellowship.  The event itself would not be feasible, or quite honestly, very enjoyable with current COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines.

The Patriot Shoot is the primary fundraiser for Central Ohio American Charities:

  • Because of this annual event, we were able to give $30,000 last year to Save A Warrior, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the staggering suicide rate plaguing our veterans, active-duty military and first-responders.
  • In total, we’ve raised more than $500,000 for the veteran-focused organizations we’ve supported since COAC’s founding in 2008, including The Resurrecting Lives Foundation, The Wounded Warrior Project, and Save A Warrior.

Although we will not be together in person this year, we hope you will still consider sending a tax-deductible donation which will again benefit our wounded veterans.  As a plus, because we will not have the expenses of an actual event to deduct from your donation, the entire amount will go toward our important initiatives.

Please be assured that we remain committed to the next Patriot Shoot — our 13th sporting clays event — and we will keep you posted as we know more about the date and time.  We thank you in advance for your continued support.  Let us know if you have any questions and please send your valued donation today!

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