Handgun competition supports Relay For Life

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 03:54 AM

The winners of the second annual Relay For Life Shooting for a Cure event were recently announced by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

The event, which took place on Saturday, April 19, was sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office, Butler’s Jewelry & Loan and the Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club in Bostic, which hosted the fundraiser.

Due to the rain that afternoon, shotgun trap games were canceled and participants were only able to compete in the handgun competition.

Although the Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club holds many of its own handgun competitions, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office organized a head-to-head pistol competition.

The competition included a horizontal steel plate rack, a vertical steel shooting tree and steel popper targets.

Justin Moore earned first place honors, Ted Bell came in second and Bill Funderburke placed third.

The Relay For Life Shooting for a Cure event raised more than $1,200 in funds for the American Cancer Society.