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About 400 to take aim at cancer during 32nd annual shoot

May 11, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - About 400 people will be targeting the treatment and detection of cancer in the community at a weekend archery shoot benefiting Summit Health.

Scheduled for May 26 to 28, the 32nd annual event promises to draw a crowd of area and out-of-state residents to the Greencastle Sportsman's Club.

There, archery enthusiasts will find several types of competition, including a 900 round (when 90 arrows are shot at one target) and a 3-D animal shoot (with animal statues).

"Last year we wrote out a check for $6,000," said Jim Carbaugh, who is treasurer of the local archery club.

Money is raised through registration fees, food sales, raffles, an auction and T-shirt sales, Carbaugh said. Generally, ages 8 to 80 participate in the shoots, he said.

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Volunteers from the association, club, ladies auxiliary and junior membership pull the event together, with the youngest helpers selling soda and candy on the course.

Some participants camp at the club in Antrim Township, Pa., while others book rooms at area hotels and motels, according to Carbaugh.

"Some of the guys who shoot in the 3-D competition shoot all over the country," Carbaugh said.

The event began as a tribute to a young Waynesboro, Pa., man whose parents operated Trojan Archery Shop there, Carbaugh said. It has since evolved into the Cancer Memorial Shoot, he said.

Proceeds benefit Summit Health's cancer and hematology services, radiation oncology & Greencastle health services.

For more information, call Carbaugh at 717-597-9266.

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