Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate invaded the Tenoroc Shooting Sports and Training venue in Lakeland for the Fifth Annual “Get On the Good Foot” Benefit Shoot.
Over 100 shooters joined the 35 Krewe members and 22 cadet volunteers from the Zephyrhills HS Jr. ROTC who provided a Color Guard while the National Anthem was sung by Ms. Kaylee Jaggie. The Krewe took in more than $23,000 with all net proceeds to be used by the Krewe for the benefit of amputees and their families. We are proud to say that one hundred percent of the profits from this event will benefit amputees, their families and organizations that work with amputees.
With a continental breakfast provided for the shooters, the morning got off to a fine start with overcast skies and new and old friends meeting again in support of this great cause. One of the children that the Krewe had helped, Lexi Fuchs, along with her sister, Kaili, and father, Marty, joined us before the Shoot got started. Lexi was one of the first amputees that the Krewe provided with a custom tricycle. She surprised everyone by riding her tricycle into the group and proceeded to thank everyone for making it possible for her to have the tricycle.
Mark, of Tenoroc Shooting Sports and Training, provided the safety talk and then the shooters, both men and women, took to the course with guns (and safety always on their minds). When it was all over and the scores tallied, Bruce Jones of Masters Construction and Development in Tampa took home the Top Male Shooter Award and Kaylee Jaggie took home Top Female Shooter. The team of Mike Thompson, Mike Thompson, Jr., Huey Kight and Stan Williams took home top Team Award with the team from Masters Construction and Development taking second place.
The 50/50 was drawn first and won by Andy Snow of Plant City. A presentation of the money is being planned for the near future. As door prizes and Chinese Raffle Items were being announced the shooters all enjoyed a fully catered lunch provided by Mike’s Smokehouse BBQ and sponsored by Terry and Shirley Huber. It was unanimously agreed that the lunch was great; the shooting, prizes and awards worth the cost; and, above all, the charity focus of the Krewe was one that everyone could support.
Many pictures were taken and are posted on the Krewe website. Click here to see pictures. The Krewe members would all like to thank the many businesses and organizations that helped to make this event such a success. The full list of sponsors can also be found on our website at either Sponsors or Web Links.
Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate has teamed with the Rough Riders to present a “Combined Cup” with cash prize. Those teams that shot with the Krewe on Feb. 27 are invited to the Rough Rider Sporting Clays Shoot to be held at Fishhawk Sporting Clays on Saturday, April 10. The top team to shoot at both events will be awarded the 1st Annual Combo Cup as well as a cash prize. More information on the Rough Riders Shoot can be found at http://www.tampa-roughriders.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=122&Itemid=110