Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


March 2, 2014

MARTINO: Volunteers are key for youth shooting sports

Kids Fishing Clinic Benefit Concert is coming up March 8


The continued growth and popularity of this class has led to one major concern. Our county’s shooting sports program is in need of more adult volunteers. Instructors are needed in the areas of archery, pistol and rifle. In an effort to maintain complete safety, a course will not be offered unless a certified 4-H instructor is present. Adult volunteers serving as assistant instructors do not have to be certified. The program also has an opening for a range safety officer.

If you have experience or training in these important roles and want to do your part in educating children while helping provide a safe learning environment, you are encouraged to contact the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Here is an opportunity to do what’s right.

Becoming an adult volunteer is a true opportunity to help preserve shooting sports though proper training for our next generation. If you are interested in playing an important role in this worthwhile program, you can contact the Purdue Extension Office at 765-456-2313 or local shooting sports coordinator Ron Carter at 765-453-9577.


Bobby Jones and the Rendition Band will headline this year’s 11th annual Kids Fishing Clinic Benefit Concert. The event will take place March 8 beginning at 7 p.m. at Celebrations Banquet and Conference Facility.

In addition to the sounds of classic rock and country, patrons will also be eligible for door prizes. A silent auction featuring numerous outdoor related items will also be available.

Funds from the concert will be used to purchase fishing equipment and safety related items for the 135 children who will take part in this summer’s popular youth event.

Tickets are modestly priced at only $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Craig Carter at 765-438-1193.


Ivy Tech will be sponsoring a certified IDNR Hunter Ed. Class. The program will take place at the Kokomo Event Center. The class will be held March 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again March 16 from noon to 4 p.m.

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