Big Shot Shootout Set to Raise Funds to Build Homes for Heroes

Big Shot Shootout Set to Raise Funds to Build Homes for Heroes

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The Dallas Builders Association and Frisco Gun Club have once again teamed up to raise funds for Operation FINALLY HOME. The Texas-based organization provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to combat wounded veterans and widows of the fallen who have sacrificed to defend our country and way of life.

The 2nd Annual Big Shot Shootout will take place on July 26 at the Frisco Gun Club. The area’s premier indoor shooting range will host the marksmanship competition between two-person teams competing with both pistols and rifles.There will be two flights, with the first flight starting at 3 p.m. and the second flight at 6 p.m. Registration is $100 per person or $200 per two-person team.

To ensure a level playing field, no outside firearms will be permitted for use in the competition. Competitors will be able to choose from two competitive divisions, experienced and novice. Awards will be presented for the top experienced and novice teams as well as the top scoring all-female team.

All proceeds from the event will benefit future projects for Dallas-area veterans and their families. The Dallas Builders Association hopes to raise enough funds to help purchase a lot and kick-off a project in the Irving area later this year.

Former home recipients will be onsite and competing in the event and representatives from Operation FINALLY HOME will speak about the organization’s mission.

Friends and family gathered as Sgt. Sackett cut the ribbon to his new home at the dedication ceremony last August.

“We think Operation FINALLY HOME is a wonderful charity. For every dollar raised, a dollar goes to build a home. That doesn't happen in the nonprofit world very often,” said Jane Turner.

Michael and Jane Turner of Classic Urban Homes have been heavily involved with the nonprofit since building a home for Sgt. James Sackett and his family in Oak Point last year. Jane adds, “The Big Shot Shootout helped raise a considerable amount of money last year that gave us the opportunity to furnish the home for the Sackett Family. They were so excited that they could sleep in their new home on the day of the dedication,”

Many Dallas area companies and individuals have partnered with organizers for this event, including Cognoscape, Dave James, Bull Sit Outdoor, SiEnergy and Audio Video Innovations. Additional partnerships are available.

"These heroes have given so much to preserve and protect the American Dream," said Dallas BA Executive Officer Phil Crone. "Our partnership with Operation FINALLY HOME is aimed at providing these heroes and their families with the American Dream of homeownership.”

Operation FINALLY HOME is the preferred charity of the Dallas Builders Association. To date, the Dallas BA and its members have been involved in providing five veterans and their families with a home to call their own and plan to continue this mission with more homes throughout the area.

For questions, contact Misty Varsalone at 214-615-5012 or Misty.Varsalone@dallasbuilders.com.

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