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CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park Hosts Several Company Charity Events in 2024

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama is not only proud to be one of the most advanced outdoor facilities in the country but also a frequent host of organizations supporting meaningful causes.

In early 2024, the CMP facilitated several charity events that brought in over 330 people to CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park and raised thousands of dollars in total.

“The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Talladega Marksmanship Park gives nothing less than a memorable experience,” said Antonio Davis, CMP’s marketing specialist who works closely with the charity event partners at Talladega. “With our attention to detail, exceptional amenities, and commitment to excellence, hosting your charity event at our place ensures a memorable experience for all involved, leaving a lasting impression and driving your charitable efforts forward.”

Over 160 individuals participated in the 2024 Steel Dog Sporting Clay Shoot at Talladega.

Charity events to date in 2024 include:

Garrison Steel & CraneWorks:

Garrison Steel (a premier structural steel fabricator and erector) partnered with CraneWorks (a national full-service crane equipment company) to make the 6th Annual Steel Dog Clay Shoot a success – helping support JDRF International, the leading global organization for funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

The shotgun shoot saw over 160 participants and volunteers at the event, raising close to $40,000. Attendance has grown every year, with 2024 marking the biggest yet.

“It was a great event supporting a great cause, and CMP is always honored to help support other organizations and help anyway we can,” Davis said.

JDRF International is now known as Breakthrough T1D. Learn more about the organization at https://www.breakthrought1d.org/.

The 2024 Shooters for Hooters charity event raised nearly $21,000.

Shooters for Hooters:

Shooters for Hooters had over 100 participants, including sponsors, and raised nearly $21,000.

The 2024 event was the largest in the event’s seven-year history. Also, for the first time, the CMP was a sponsor alongside being host of the shoot.

The event is held annually by Never Surrender – a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the education, prevention and support for breast cancer patients, family and community members. Learn more at https://tfulford1.wixsite.com/neversurrenderbftc

Talladega Marksmanship Park holds its own one-mile sporting clays loop, open all year long.

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance:

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is a union-operated, 501(c)(3) organization committed to bringing together millions of sportsmen and women for the education and conservation of wildlife habitats used for hunting, fishing and shooting.

The 5th annual Union Sportsmen’s Alliance shotgun shoot had over 60 participants, including sponsors and volunteers.

“The group travels all over the country, and we are one of the locations they chose to come to,” Davis said. “We’re honored!”

Learn more about Union Sportsmen’s Alliance at https://unionsportsmen.org/.

Dovetail Landing:

Dovetail Landing is a non-profit, therapeutic community dedicated to transitioning veterans in Alabama from service to civilian life.

Dovetail Landing’s 2nd annual shotgun shoot brought in over 70 individuals, volunteers and sponsors – surpassing their numbers from last year’s inaugural event.

Donate to Dovetail Landing’s cause at https://alabama-veteran-2.snwbll.com/dovetail-landing.

Kronospan:

The inaugural Log a Load for Kids event to support the CHIPS center at Children’s of Alabama had over 60 individuals in attendance.

Kronospan is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of wood-based panels including particleboard, fiberboard, laminate, oriented strand board and more. The CHIPS (Children’s Hospital Intervention and Prevention Services) Center has provided forensic medical evaluations, social work support, counseling and other prevention services since 1995. Learn more at https://www.childrensal.org/services/chips-center.

HOST YOUR OWN CHARITY EVENT: If you’d like to know more about hosting a corporate or charity event at Talladega Marksmanship Park, contact Lexi Burk at aburk@thecmp.org or 256-944-2659.

About Talladega Marksmanship Park:

Talladega Marksmanship Park, “The Home of Marksmanship,” hosts rifle, pistol, shotgun and archery opportunities for guests to enjoy. The park Club House consists of 13,000 square feet of useable space and includes CMP’s Pro Shop, which is loaded with firearms, ammunition, shooting accessories and CMP memorabilia.

The facility is open to the public all year long, Wednesday through Sunday. Find a list of monthly events and other happenings at the Talladega Marksmanship Park by visiting the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/ranges/talladega-marksmanship-park/.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.

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