For a Great Cause: Aftermath Attends Johnson County KS Sheriff’s Shoot Out for Special Olympics
Last Saturday, Aftermath Services was invited to attend the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Annual Shoot Out, hosted at the Mill Creek Rifle Club in De Soto, KS. The mission of the event was to raise money for Special Olympics Kansas. This was the first time Aftermath attended the charity event; Jeremy Lemon, the Field Supervisor for the Oak Grove, MO Aftermath office, was on hand to represent the company.
Jeremy described the event as positive, with a great crowd. “The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office approached us after we met at one of our marketing visits,” Jeremy explained. “The Shoot Out is a great opportunity to create contacts at the law enforcement level. Also, it supports a great cause.” During the day long event, over $12000.00 was raised for the Special Olympics Kansas Charity. According to the organization’s website, “Special Olympics Kansas provides individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to be an athlete…and more…through acceptance, inclusion, physical fitness, health and nutrition programs, and leadership development.’
All told, over 272 shooters completed in the events, and there were 29 4-person teams for cooperative competition. Categories included: Open, Stock, and Limited, with divisions for civilian and law enforcement, and male and female competitors. There was a tremendous amount of support from local law enforcement agencies and multiple sponsorships from well-known firearm manufacturers. Most attendees had participated in previous years.
Aftermath did not have a booth at the Shoot Out, but door prizes were arranged on tables and numbers were drawn from the registrants. Over the course of the day, Aftermath awarded two 5.11 tactical bags with PPE kits, water bottles, and other fun prizes. In addition to the drawings, Jeremy mingled and spoke to the participants. Attendees included members of the De Soto, KS Fire Department, Gardner, KS Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas City, MO Police. Almost all those Jeremy spoke with were familiar with the Aftermath name.
Aftermath would like to thank Kevin Cavanaugh, Johnson County Undersheriff, Captain Richard Newson, and Corey Neal, CERT team leader with the Sheriff’s Department, for this great opportunity.
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