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Shootout aims to raise another $50,000

The fifth annual Shootout at Little Harbor, 7190 Dam Run Road, is happening from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday near Salladasburg.

With 40 teams of five people participating, founder Daniel Roupp will have his hands full with competitors and visitors from across the state and beyond.

“We have a lot of people coming — from as far as Florida,” he said. “This is our fifth year and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.”

The competition has about 12 different positions that the teams play in.

“I try to assign three teams to each position. I try to get them all on the course to get started then spread them out,” said Roupp.

The teams that register pay $100 per person and some teams that compete in other divisions can buy billboards for $1,000.

Roupp explained that local gas companies and businesses will come to the event, sometimes with multiple teams, to compete and buy a billboard to go with their spot. The money that Roupp brings in from the teams’ registration payments and billboards is a larger part of what the event raises for the PA Wounded Warriors, a non-profit that works to help military veterans get their physical, mental and emotional health to a stable place.

Last year the event made just a few hundred dollars short of $50,000. The goal this year is to make just as much, if not more. Overall, Roupp hopes to make at least the same amount and give 100 percent of the proceeds to the PA Wounded Warriors Inc.

“Our goal is to the sky,” said Roupp.

The Shootout’s main sponsor is Budweiser which provides the social means of advertisement including billboards and banners.

The opening ceremony will start around 9 a.m. followed by a crash-course on safety from Roupp.

The competition will go from 9:15 a.m. to about 2:30 p.m., ending with a barbeque-style lunch that includes pulled pork sandwiches, fried chicken, salad and coleslaw, and desserts.

There also will be a live auction after lunch is served. Some items up for grabs include jewelry, pistols, youth rifles and more.

“We have a little bit for everyone,” said Roupp. “I think everyone just likes to have fun and compete amongst themselves in teams and just have some fun competition.”

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