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Platte River Charity Shoot back for another year

Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 5:08 PM CDT
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ALDA, Neb. (KSNB) - Hundreds of people competed at Goodwill Industries of Central Nebraska’s 28th annual Platte River Charity Shoot at Heartland Public Shooting Park on Saturday.

“It is our one and only annual event that we do with the public once a year and I have to say we keep seeing the same shooters year after year and we do appreciate that,” said Goodwill Industries of Central Nebraska CEO Tammy Slater.

22-year-old Faith Simon is one of those repeat competitors. She’s been coming out to the charity shoot for several years.

“I love to shoot and it’s fun,” Simon told Local4 News. “You win pretty awesome prizes and it’s just fun to spend time with family and friends and hang out.”

It may be all fun and games for Simon but it’s also for a good cause. That’s another reason why she keeps coming back year after year.

“It’s just a great way to contribute to the charities doing fun stuff like this,” Simon said.

All of the proceeds go to Goodwill Industries of Central Nebraska’s outreach programs. Many of us know them from their stores but Slater said they do far much more to help the community.

“We do have nine stores spread across our territory from Columbus to Scottsbluff but we’re really all about serving people that have barriers and challenges.”

Goodwill Industries has several programs for people with mental illnesses, disabilities and people seeking employment. Just this past year they served over 2,000 people throughout the 55 counties they serve.

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