Annual Labor/United Way Trap Shoot returns May 14


The 13th Annual Labor/United Way Trap Shoot and BBQ will take place Friday, May 14. Last year’s event was canceled due to concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

The annual trap shoot – sponsored by the St. Louis Labor Council, St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council and Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council – is the major fundraising event for the annual Labor/United Way Campaign.

This year’s goal is for Labor to raise $25,000 to benefit the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The 2019 event raised $30,526.

United Way invests more than $1 million each week in our communities by funding 170 agencies that help people in the bi-state area.

The Trap Shoot will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Gateway Gun Club, 13547 Missouri Bottom Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044. Shooters need to be at the trap range no later than 10 a.m.

The barbecue will be held after the shoot at Machinists District 9 Hall, 12365 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton.

The $70 entry fee includes two rounds of trap, plus the barbecue. A long shot side game will be offered again this year for an additional cost collected at the shoot.

The gun club provides shotguns and ammo; however, you can bring your own shotgun.

There are four sponsorship levels.

  • 10 Gauge Sponsor – $1,000 (includes two shooters).
  • 12 Gauge Sponsor – $500.
  • 16 Gauge Sponsor – $250.
  • 20 Gauge Sponsor – $125.

Sponsors at each level will be displayed on signs at the range and barbecue. Sponsorship donations may be tax-deductible.

COVID-19 health and safety precautions will be in place. Social distancing will be practiced, and face coverings must be worn throughout the event, even if you have been vaccinated, to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. A safety acknowledgement and liability waiver and release form will be presented at the event and must be signed by each individual in attendance.

For more information, contact United Way Director of Labor Engagement Rose McCowan at 314-539-4191,; or United Way Labor Liaison Terry Knoth at 618-509-6204,


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