On Sunday, Sept. 11, Gateway Archery will host the Chris Kyle Memorial Patriot Shootout - a 3-D archery shoot honoring the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle and benefiting the American Valor Foundation - starting at 8 a.m. G.K. Lewallen Ranch outside Stephenville.
The Foundation will select a local hero and pass along the benefits to him or her during a ceremony at the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo at Lone Star Arena on Sept. 23.
Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, were gunned down at a shooting range at Rough Creek Lodge on Feb. 2, 2013 by Eddie Ray Routh, who was sentenced to life in prison for the murders.
According to Cody Faver − son of Jim and Kelly Faver, owners of Gateway Archery – “The shoot is open to male and female archers of all ages and skill levels, and there are five classes: Traditional, Open [men and women], Men’s Hunter, Novice [men and women] and Youth.”
Cy Cozart, Gateway Archery store manager, added, “Buckles will be awarded to the winners in all five categories. People can pre-register here or at our Fort Worth location at 3733 N. Beach St. – or at 7 a.m. the day of the shoot.”
Shooters will pay $35, pre-register, or $40 the day of and can start the course between 8-10 a.m. Lunch will be served up by Hard 8 BBQ after the shoot with awards, a raffle and auction to follow.
For more information on the memorial fundraiser call Gateway Archery at 254-968-0600 or visit their Facebook page.