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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Mail a check payable to Central Ohio American Charities to:

COAC

P.O. Box 307601

Columbus, OH 43230

 

COAC Board Members Present $30,000 Check to Save A Warrior

On January 30, 2020, the Board of Directors of COAC visited the Staff Sgt. Dick Wood Warrior Village located in Heath, OH to present Save A Warrior (SAW) with a $30,000 donation.  This donation was made possible by the great turnout and participant support at the 2019 Patriot Shoot held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in August 2019.  The Board members were able to witness the closing session of an active “cohort” (the week-long SAW program).  It was a very moving and emotional experience which reinforced the need to continue to support great organizations such as SAW and reminded the Board why we do what we do.

The Staff Sgt. Dick Wood Warrior Village is a 47-acre property which allows SAW to increase the number of veterans who participate in their life-saving program.  This innovative, evidence-based program provides a powerful healing experience for active duty military, veterans and first responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.  You can learn more about this excellent organization and donate to support by visiting www.saveawarrior.org.

2019 Patriot Shoot a Smashing Success!

The 2019 Patriot Shoot saw 135 shooters come out to support the event and our 2019 beneficiary – Save A Warrior.  Participants enjoyed great weather, a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by David Waun, and exciting action during the general & gun raffles, and some serious bidding for the bourbon baskets in the silent auction!

During the event opening participants got to hear a personal, emotional story from veteran Mike Cruthers, who discussed his military experience, his battle with PTS, and the life-changing experience of going through the Save A Warrior program.  His emotional words reminded us why the Patriot Shoot is an important fundraising event and why we do what we do.

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!

2019 Patriot Shoot Registration Now Open! Click now for info!

Registration is now open for the 2019 Patriot Shoot to be held Saturday August 24th at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH.  Review the  2019 Patriot Shoot Brochure for complete event details.  Register your team now by visiting the Events section or by completing & returning the registration form in the brochure.

This year the Patriot Shoot is once again benefiting the Save A Warrior organization and supporting their new facility outside Newark, OH.  Their innovative, evidence-based program provides a powerful healing experience for active duty military, veterans and first responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.  You can learn more about this excellent organization by visiting www.saveawarrior.org.  Don’t wait – register your team today!

COAC Presents Save A Warrior with a $25,000 Donation!

On September 13, 2018, the Board of Directors of COAC attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the official opening of the Warrior Village located outside Newark, OH.  During the ceremony COAC presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to the Board of Directors of the Save A Warrior organization (SAW), the beneficiary of this year’s Patriot Shoot event.  The Warrior Village is a 47-acre property which allows SAW to increase the number of veterans who participate in their life-saving program.  This innovative, evidence-based program provides a powerful healing experience for active duty military, veterans and first responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.  You can learn more about this excellent organization by visiting www.saveawarrior.org.

2018 Patriot Shoot was a Clay Busting Success!

Once again a large crowd turned out August 25th to support the Patriot Shoot and the Save A Warrior organization.  Under cloudy skies with rain threatening 120 shooters fanned out across the Red & Blue  courses of the Cardinal Sporting Clays facility in Marengo, OH to show their support for the Patriot Shoot and this year’s benefiting organization – Save A Warrior.

An excellent BBQ lunch of Pork, Brisket, Dirty Rice, and Peachy Beans was once again provided by David Waun from Lorain, OH.  This year he was assisted by Brent, a good friend and fellow BBQ’er.  David’s food is always the talk of the event and this year was no exception!  David provides similar BBQ preparation services to numerous veteran and disaster related functions throughout the year – just his way of giving back.  Thanks again David & Brent!

To see a list of this year’s winners please visit the Gallery page.

The 2018 Patriot Shoot once again benefitted the Save A Warrior organization.  This innovative, evidence-based program provides a powerful healing experience for active duty military, veterans and first responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.  You can learn more about this excellent organization by visiting www.saveawarrior.org.

2018 Patriot Shoot Registration Now Open! Click now for info.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Patriot Shoot to be held Saturday August 25th at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH.  Review the 2018 Patriot Shoot Brochure for complete event details.  Register your team now by visiting the Events section or by completing & returning the registration form in the brochure.

This year the Patriot Shoot is once again benefiting the Save A Warrior organization.  This innovative, evidence-based program provides a powerful healing experience for active duty military, veterans and first responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.  You can learn more about this excellent organization by visiting www.saveawarrior.org.  Don’t wait – register your team today!

COAC Presents $30,000 Donation to Save A Warrior

On November 5, 2017, the Board of Directors of COAC presented a check in the amount of $30,000 to the Board of Directors of the Save A Warrior organization (SAW), the beneficiary of this year’s Patriot Shoot event.  The check was presented at the future home of SAW’s Warrior Village located outside Newark, Ohio.  This 47-acre property, once operational in 2018, will allow SAW to significantly increase the number of veterans who participate in their life-saving program.  This innovative, evidence-based program provides a powerful healing experience for active duty military, veterans and first responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.  You can learn more about this excellent organization by visiting www.saveawarrior.org.