Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma, USSA, Host 5-Stage Local Benefit Match, part of the 3GN Club Series Program
Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma (WVO), in partnership with the U.S. Shooting Academy, will host its first 3GN Club Series match of the season this Saturday, Feb. 17, in Tulsa. As always, all proceeds from WVO events will benefit veterans and first responders from the state of Oklahoma.
Competitors can expect four, large bay stages and one 3GN Classifier; round count is expected to be roughly 100 rounds of pistol and rifle each, along with 50 birdshot and five slugs. 3GN Rules and scoring will be in effect. The match fee is $40; onsite sign-in/registration will being at 8 AM, with first shots expected at 9 AM.
On of the top venues in the country, once home to the 3GN Pro Series, WVO stepped up to carry on 3GN-style events once the organization moved operations to VIR.
“I got together with the board of directors for the Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma and talked to the owner of USSA, and everyone agreed that we could start running 3-Gun matches at USSA, with all profit going to WVO,” said Match Director Garrett Grover. “Unfortunately we lacked a lot of the stuff needed to put on a 3-Gun match and the money to get it, so we went on a huge campaign that literally spanned the entire country, and were able to raise enough money and get enough stuff donated to host our first match. Luckily, the match made a little money, which we invested back into the match, and continued to host matches ever two to three months.”
For Grover and others to be able to formulate a plan, raise money, and hold top-notch local 3-Gun events, it’s obviously an accomplishment in itself. However, to do so with a greater purpose and vision, ultimately donating money to veterans and first responders, is commendable on several levels. 3GN is proud to be associated with WVO and USSA in this great partnership and commitment to not only the shooting sports, but to those who serve.
“All of the money we receive from the match and the raffle we do at every match goes directly to the Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma, a non-profit, and is use where needed to provide access to outdoor activities for veterans and first responders, who for whatever reason can’t otherwise participate,” Grover said. “The organization takes disabled veterans on hunts, fishing trips, expeditions, machine gun shoots and, of course, to competition shooting matches.”