The Alzafar Shriners organization hosted their first annual Pulling for Kids charity clay shooting competition on Saturday, August 25th from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.
Over 200 competitors entered the skeet, trap and sporting shooting competition to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Houston and Galveston, and the Alzafar Hospital Transportation Fund.
Highlights of the day included an awards ceremony for the winners, silent and live auctions, and numerous door prizes.
More than 700 South Texas Children are treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children each year, regardless of their ability to pay. Fundraisers like the Pulling for Kids charity clay shoot allow the Alzafar Shriners to help numerous children every year.
ABOUT ALZAFAR SHRINERS & SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN
Most know the Shriners as the jolly men sporting red fezzes, elaborate clown costumes and racing around in mini-cars during Fiesta and other area parades. However, behind the fez lies a serious business: raising funds for the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children across the nation.
- Shriners Hospitals for Children provide medical care for children suffering from burns, orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate conditions
- The first Shriners Hospital for Children was opened in 1922 in Shreveport, LA
- Worldwide, nearly one million children have been helped regardless of a patient’s ability to pay
- Texas has two Shriners Hospital locations: Houston & Galveston. The Galveston Hospital is home to the world-renowned burn center
- Alzafar Shriners are headquartered in San Antonio and are celebrating their 97th year of service with more than 2,000 members
- The Alzafar Shriners have established their presence in 24 South Central Texas counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dewitt, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Kerr, LaSalle, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Wilson, Zapata & Zavala
- Alzafar clubs are located in Laredo, Canyon Lake, Medina Lake, Kerrville, Seguin/New Braunfels and Del Rio
- Each year, more than 700 children from San Antonio and South Texas are treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children
- Alzafar Shriners log more than 40,000 miles a year transporting patients to a Shriners Hospital for Children in Texas