Dan Bokinskie, President; Chad Regnier, Vice President; Dave Olson, Treasurer; Shawn Flavin, Founding Member, Denny Olson, Founding Member and Amanda Othoudt, Secretary  for Shoot for the Troops presented a check in the amount of $18,000 to Major General Jon Trost (Ret)  and Dennis Angel on behalf of the Minnesota Military Family Foundation (MMFF).

Shoot for the Troops is a 501 (c)(3) organization founded by Chad Regnier, Shawn Flavin, Dave Olson, and Denny Olson. The Annual Shoot for the Troops trap shoot event was held on September 18, 2018 at LeBlancs Rice Creek Game Farm in Little Falls, MN. This event was established as a way to give back to our service men and women that have sacrificed their own lives for our freedom.

Dan Bokinskie, President; Chad Regnier, Vice President; Dave Olson, Treasurer; Shawn Flavin, Founding Member, Denny Olson, Founding Member and Amanda Othoudt, Secretary  for Shoot for the Troops presented a check in the amount of $18,000 to Major General Jon Trost (Ret)  and Dennis Angel on behalf of the Minnesota Military Family Foundation (MMFF).

In addition, Dan Bokinskie, President; Chad Regnier, Vice President; Dave Olson, and Founding Member, Denny Olson presented a check to St. Cloud Stand Down in the amount of $7,000 to Bob Behrens and members of their affiliation.

It can be tough to imagine being separated from your family and friends for lengthy periods of time, or being sent to distant, dangerous locations in order to defend our Country and our Freedom. It’s a sacrifice that very few of us have experienced.  The family members that loose the active presence of a parent through separation face significant challenges and financial stress due to the job that their deployed family member left behind.

The majority of the money raised from this Shoot for the Troops event has gone to support military families that are in need of a little extra help during times of financial hardship. Over the past 9 years, the Shoot for the Troops event has raised nearly $100,000! The Minnesota Military Family Foundation has been the major beneficiary of the funds raised at this event.

Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, shooters and volunteers that participated in this very successful event.  We couldn’t have done it without you! This year’s event will be held on September 17th 2019 at LeBlanc’s Rice Creek Game Farm.

To learn about the Shoot for the Troops event visit our website at www.shootforthetroopsmn.com  from there you can link directly to our Facebook page. For more information regarding our signature recipients you can visit their websites:

St. Cloud Stand Down: https://www.facebook.com/stcloud.standdown
Minnesota Military Family Foundation (MMFF): www.minnesotamilitaryfamilyfoundation.org.