The Most Patriotic Day in Texas!
April 19th | Dallas Gun Club
Welcome to the 7th annual Boot’n & Shoot’n at the Dallas Gun Club! On April 19th, we welcome you to get involved and give back to our military veterans. This full day of events will begin with a morning sporting clay shoot. There will be 90 4-person shooting teams, each paired with a military veteran teammate. Last year, after the shooting course, the after-party kicked off with lunch provided by Babe’s Chicken, followed by a raffle and live auction. We end the day with a live concert, last year featuring Jon Wolfe, and the honoring of our special military guests. Last year’s keynote was delivered by special guest, Lt. Col. Allen B. West.
The Boot’n & Salute’n Dinner
April 18th | Hilton Granite Park
Dinner Attendance by Ticket or Invitation ONLY.
The Boot’n & Salute’n Benefit Dinner will be held on April 18th (the evening before Boot’n & Shoot’n). Be ready for a fantastic evening of live entertainment, gourmet dining, and honoring our veteran heroes. Last year, dinner included a keynote address by Lt. Col. Allen West, and a private concert by musical artist Stoney LaRue. Seats are limited. Purchase a Sponsorship for the shoot, and you will receive a discounted rate on a table.
Boot’N & Shoot’N began in 2012 under the generous guidance of Stewart and Janet Hunter of Benchmark Mortgage. Looking for a way to establish a signature event in the Dallas area to support veterans, the Hunters landed on the idea to host other patriots in one of America’s favorite pastimes: clay shooting. Add in a few crowd-pleasers like incredible food and live music and you’ve got yourself a shootin’ good time! Threads of national pride are woven throughout the event. Each shooting team is paired with a veteran teammate, guest speakers tell their inspirational stories of service and sacrifice on-stage and the musical talent invariably sings songs rooted firmly in Americana. With several years of success on the books, Boot’N & Shoot’N is now able to expand the charitable giving resulting from registrations, raffle tickets and the live auction. In addition to donating proceeds to The Brain Treatment Foundation, who helps retired service members navigate through post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. More than a one-day event, Boot’N & Shoot’N aims to make a lasting impact on the veteran community. Each year features a memorial tribute to fallen service members, with past honorees including Chris Kyle, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. In addition to funds raised for charity partners, two mortgage-free home grants have been given to deserving military families and hundreds of veterans have attended the event free of charge thanks to sponsor gifts. It’s impossible to walk away without a renewed sense of patriotism and gratitude for our nation’s servicemen and women, which is exactly what the Hunters envisioned.