by Randy King
Gather up your guns and ammo, it is time again for the Hannah Bates Memorial Rock Chuck Derby in Bliss. Each spring, the Outlaws and Angels Saloon hosts the benefit.
Shooters from across the country and Canada gather in Bliss to see who can shoot the most gross weight in rock chuck in a given day. The world record is an amazing 15.8 pounds. The winners are awarded prizes like guns and gift cards.
While the winners might get cash and glory, the true reason for the derby is much more profound. It was established in order to help raise money for the Hannah’s Hope for Life Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Over the past five years, the derby has raised more than $200,000 in support of pediatric cancer patients, local schools and the needy. Last year alone, the derby donated $4,800 to Toys for Tots.
Registration for teams and individuals is open until Friday, April 27. Get out the guns and go raise some money for a good cause.
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