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Proceeds from Otero County archery shoot to benefit breast cancer research

LA LUZ, N.M. - Otero County residents are invited to take a shot at eliminating breast cancer this Halloween at a charity 3-D archery shoot in La Luz.

Otero County 4-H members created the idea to sponsor a charity archery shoot as a way to give back to the community. The event is scheduled for Oct. 31 at the Sidney Paul Gordon Range in La Luz. (NMSU photo by Robert Yee)

The fun-filled family event - with a good cause - is sponsored by the Otero County 4-H Archery Project and 4-H leaders. All proceeds for the event will be donated to the Cancer Resource Center in Alamogordo.

Katie Ramsey, 4-H agent for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, said her 4-H members wanted to put together this event in order to give back to the community.

"One of the life skills we try to teach our 4-H members is community service and service-learning projects," she said. "This is one way that our members can learn how to give back, by donating all proceeds to the cancer research center in Alamogordo."

Participants can sign up for the archery shoot as a pee wee, cub, youth or adult, depending on age. Groups are also broken down based on gender and type of bow being used.

The archery shoot is Oct. 31 at the Sidney Paul Gordon Range in La Luz. Registration for the 3-D shoot starts at 8 a.m. Scorecards are due at 2 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee.

Ramsey said her 4-H members would present a check of the proceeds for the event to representatives of the Cancer Resource Center at a later date.

For more information or for directions to the shoot, contact Mike Hooser at 575-430-7322 or Gary Denton at 575-430-1518.