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O2 Shootout scheduled for tomorrow

Beautiful weather is forecast for tomorrow’s O2 (Olson-Osborn) Shootout at the Paul H. “Rocky” Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex. The event is held in honor of two young men, Will Olson and Camdon Osborn, who lost their lives in a tragic automobile accident and who both enjoyed the sport of shooting trap. This will be the last year for the event.

“Every community business in Independence County has supported this for the past few years,” Keith Anderson, one of the event volunteers and organizers, told Gary B. from White River Now. “This will be our last one. The boys that lost their lives would’ve been seniors this year so we’re stopping at the end of this, and we’ve got enough scholarship funding to go for the next 10 years”

Dr. J.D. Allen, another organizer of the event, told White River Now, the Shootout also intends to shed light on the importance of teaching auto safety to our youth.

“The other kids that were involved in the accident that had serious injuries and serious problems,” Dr. Allen said. “We want to try to impress on our young people the need to be careful, to wear seatbelts, to do all the things they can to protect themselves from these types of accidents.”

Practice rounds for the O2 Shootout will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. tomorrow. No practice round will start after 8:30 a.m. The shoot starts at 9 a.m. The complex is located at 3600 St. Louis St. in Batesville.


Shooting Sports Complex image above via Paul H. “Rocky” Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex Facebook


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