Hurley Medical Center

The Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club is gearing up to support breast cancer patients at Hurley Medical Center with a special shooting event.

On Sept. 19, the club will host its annual Bust ‘Em for Breast Cancer charity shoot at its 80-acre property in Grand Blanc Township. The event will feature skeet and sporting clay target shoots, along with trophy presentations for top teams and a catered lunch for all participants.

The skeet shoot will start at 9:30 a.m., followed by sporting clay shoots at 10:30 a.m. and another skeet shoot at 11 a.m. Shooters will be organized in teams of four to six members and will proceed around a course with 14 stations to fire at targets.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Hurley Medical Center’s Breast Cancer Navigation Fund, which supports families of breast cancer treatment patients who are experiencing financial hardship.

Since it began a decade ago, Bust ‘Em for Breast Cancer has raised over $90,000 for breast cancer-related charity. Hurley’s Breast Cancer Navigation Fund has been the recipient of the charity shoot since 2017, receiving over $30,000 in the past three years.

Bob and Judy Jones, longtime members of the Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club and key organizers of the charity shoot, said that Bust ‘Em for Breast Cancer originally benefited the American Cancer Society. But four years ago, the club decided that it wanted to switch to a local charity source and donate to Hurley Medical Center’s breast cancer patient fund.

“The great thing about donating to Hurley is that 100 percent of the funds go directly to patients,” Judy Jones said. “There are no overhead or administrative costs that Hurley takes out. Every dollar we raise goes to a patient in need.”

Bob Jones said that experienced shooters and newcomers alike are welcome to take part in Bust ‘Em for Breast Cancer, adding that novices will enjoy the shoot just as much as seasoned club members.

“It’s a good way of being exposed to the sport of clay target shooting,” he said. “Some people who have never shot before really enjoy it and take it up as a year-round hobby after they come to the fundraiser.”

All entrants will receive ammo as part of the entry fee but will be required to be bring their own firearms. Shooters also will have to wear safety glasses and earplugs.

Due to COVID-19, all participants will have to adhere to social distancing and wear facemasks.

The cost to enter the Bust ‘Em for Breast Cancer charity shoot is $100 per person or $150 to participate in both the clay and skeet shoots. Participants who enter before Sept. 1 will get $10 off their ticket price. To receive a registration form, contact Judy Jones at jjones1255@yahoo.com.

The Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club is at 9046 South Irish Road, Grand Blanc.

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