Still time to register for the 10th Annual Labor United Way Trap Shoot & BBQ April 27

TAKE AIM FOR UNITED WAY: There’s still time to register or sign up as a sponsor for the 2018 Labor/United Way Trap Shoot and Barbecue April 27 to help raise funds for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. – Labor Tribune photo

Shooters, sponsors needed to make the fundraising event a success

Bridgeton, MO – There’s still time to register for the 2018 Labor/United Way Trap Shoot and Barbecue fundraiser, the kickoff event for the annual Labor/United Way Campaign. Sponsors and shooters are needed to make this event a success.

The trap shoot will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 27, at Gateway Gun Club, 13547 Missouri Bottom Road in Bridgeton, MO, testing your skill hitting clay targets while helping support the important work of the United Way.


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

Supported by the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, Greater St. Louis Labor Council, Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council and St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council, the annual trap shoot and barbecue is a great opportunity to test your skill, blow some clay pigeons out of the sky and enjoy some tasty barbecue all the while benefitting a good cause.

Last year’s trap shoot surpassed its $25,000 fundraising goal, raising $27,166 for United Way program

The United Way works hand-in-hand with Labor organizations in Missouri and Illinois to provide working families with necessities and opportunities.


The entry fee for shooters in $70 and includes two rounds of trap plus the barbecue. Gateway Gun Club will provide shotguns and ammo, though you may bring your own shotgun if you prefer.

The Long Shot side game will be offered again this year for an extra cost. The indoor pistol/rifle range also will be available for extra cost. You can bring your own gun for the indoor range or rent one. No steel-core ammo.


There are four sponsorship levels:

• 10 Gauge Sponsor for $1,000 (includes 2 shooters).

• 12 Gauge Sponsor for $500.

• 16 Gauge Sponsor for $250.

• 20 Gauge Sponsor for $125.

Sponsors at each level will be displayed on signs at the range and barbecue. Sponsorships need to be in by April 16 in order to be listed on the signs. Sponsorship donations may be tax-deductible.


From the west, go east on I-70 to Highway 370 and continue to Missouri Bottom Road. From the east, take I-270 to Highway 370.

Shooters need to be at the trap range no later than 10 a.m.

The registration sheet includes a list of safety rules and procedures that participants must read. To get one, or for questions, contact United Way Labor staff Terry Knoth at 618-509-6204 or Sonja Gholston-Byrd at 314-539-4192.


    • They prefer to have registration before the event, but they probably won’t turn you away. To make sure, contact United Way Labor staff Terry Knoth at 618-509-6204 or Sonja Gholston-Byrd at 314-539-4192.


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