“We created this event not only to raise funds, but to ultimately increase awareness that will help families like mine who are also affected by muscle disease," said Kelly Goodwin.
Shreveport, LA. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014
The fourth annual Oilmen Against Muscular Dystrophy Shootout event has its target set on raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday, May 10 at the Los Paloma Sporting Range and Event Center in Benton, La.
Oilmen Against Muscular Dystrophy was formed by Kelly Goodwin, an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys shooting sporting clays competitively. Goodwin and his family created the OAMD Shootout event as a way to raise awareness for his son and nephew, who are affected by neuromuscular disease, while helping other families served by MDA.
"The tremendous amount of support we have generously received over the past few years has been above and beyond our expectations,” said Goodwin. “We created this event not only to raise funds, but to ultimately increase awareness that will help families like mine who are also affected by muscle disease. The Shootout tournament is an exciting and fun way for people in our community and surrounding areas to fight back and help to find a cure.”
Individuals can register prior to the event at http://www.oamdclays.com or the day of the event beginning at 7 a.m. All registrants must attend a safety briefing on location before participating in the tournament. This year’s event features an ATV give-away for a perfect score, sponsored by Louisiana Power Sports.
Sponsorships for the event are also available. Contact MDA Area Director Tiffany Jones at (318) 742-3632 for more information and to register for the event.
Oilmen Against Muscular Dystrophy was formed in 2010 as the vision of Kelly Goodwin and his family to put together an event to raise money for MDA. OAMD Shootout has raised nearly $100,000 since its inception. As parents of a child with muscular dystrophy, the Goodwin’s know first-hand how challenging muscle disease can be. They decided the best way to raise money and awareness for the cause was to put on an event that they knew would be fun for all. All proceeds benefit the Ark-La-Tex MDA.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.
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