Aiming for Abilities Raises $10,000 for LARC

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) hosted the 2nd annual “Aiming for Ability” Clay Shooting Tournament on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Sarasota Trap Skeet & Clays. The event raised $10,000 for LARC’s newest program – LAB: Learn, Achieve, Become.

Plaques were awarded to the best individual shooters, and the first, second and third place teams. The plaques were made by LARC woodshop and engraving enterprise participants. The top female shooter was Jenna Persons. The overall top shooter was a tie between Bruce Strayhorn and Dave O’Neil. The first-place team was Auto Express South. The second-place team was Grampy’s Charities and the third-place team was Sunset Air.

Sarasota Trap Skeet and Clays is an outdoor venue and all necessary precautions were taken for social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting.

“Shooters of all skill levels joined us for this fun morning benefiting LARC’s newest program, LAB,” said Angela Katz, LARC Development and Communications Director. “LAB offers an experiential learning environment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. LAB transforms traditional program areas into spaces for innovation, vocation, demonstration and learning. Five Labs will focus on skills that maximize independence and employment success.”

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for Friday, May 7, 2021.

Established in 1954, LARC is a training center for success for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. LARC serves more than 300 individuals annually and participants range in age from 23 to 75. LARC offers vocational training, community residential services, and a vast array of other state-of-the-art community inclusion services on a full-time, year-round basis. LARC’s main campus is located at 2570 Hanson Street, Fort Myers, and has a satellite campus in Bonita Springs. LARC also operates two Residential Group Homes located in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers.

To learn more about LARC, visit www.larcleecounty.org or contact Angela Katz, Development Director at 239-334-6285 x229 or angelakatz@larcleecounty.org.

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