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NMCC to ‘launch’ skeet shooting benefit

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Northern Maine Community College Foundation is “launching” a new fundraising event to benefit the Student Work Study Program.

A skeet shoot competition, sometimes called a clay target competition, will take place starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Presque Isle Fish and Game Club. All members of the community are welcome to compete.
Skeet is a game that can be enjoyed by experienced and amateur shooters alike. Sport shooters may participate as an individual or as a member of a team of five. The event will take place in two segments. A limit of 30 shooters will participate in the morning session, beginning at 9 a.m. A second round of 30 shooters will participate in the afternoon session, beginning at 1 p.m.
The three shooters with the highest percentage of hit targets will receive special trophies designed for this event. The team with the highest percentage will also receive recognition.
Proceeds from the day’s activities will benefit the Student Work Study Program at NMCC. Since 2014, the minimum wage for a work study student has increased by approximately 40 percent; however, there has been no increase in federal work study allocation since 2007, therefore limiting the number of students who can benefit from participating.
According to NMCC Dean of Students, Dr. William Egeler, “Campus-based work has been an effective strategy for improving college degree completion. Students who participate in a college-based work study program have a greater chance of successfully graduating on time and with less college debt.”
For information about participating in the skeet shooting fundraiser, contact the NMCC Development Office at 768-2810, find the event on Facebook or Katahdin Corner, or visit the college’s website at nmcc.edu.
Submitted by the Development and College Relations Office of Northern Maine Community College.

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