The event takes place on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, at Rhode Island’s world-class Addieville East Farm.
The Matt Light foundation is a wonderful organization that gives at-risk kids a better chance at leading healthy lives by using the great outdoors to learn and grow.
Each year Matt Light and his team hand select a group of young men from around the country to attend an outdoor leadership camp where they are taught the values of hard work, responsibility and accountability and then follow these kids all year round to ensure they stay on track.
The Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-Out, is an annual fundraiser, and one the most exciting and unique charity events in North America.
The Shoot-Out combines a clay-shooting tournament, an outdoor concert, fun and sportsman-like contests and demonstrations, and even fine-dining and a large-scale fireworks display -- for a memorable day for both sponsors and “shooters,” alike. The event has attracted celebrities from the world of sports, music, TV and entertainment, and is routinely a record-breaker in terms of money raised, the number of attendees and the phenomenal media coverage generated.
Well-known attendees routinely show up for the Shoot-Out. Everyone from current Patriots Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, David Andrews, Stephen Gostkowski, Nate Solder, Marcus Cannon, Ryan Allen, and Nate Ebner, to Matt’s former teammates Rob Ninkovich, Sebastian Vollmer, Wes Welker, Tedy Bruschi, Logan Mankins, Dan Koppen, Dan Connolly, Adam Vinatieri, Mike Vrabel, Zoltan Mesko, Larry Izzo, Lonie Paxton, Joe Andruzzi, Matt Chatham, Sammy Morris and Troy Brown, who have also participated. Patriots’ alumni Pete Brock, Steve Nelson and Larry Eisenhower, and NFL stand-outs Steve Hutchinson, Chris Deilman, and Hall-of- Famer Andre Tippett have also played a part. Also on hand -- former Boston Bruin Jay Miller, Mike Fourtner of reality TV’s “Deadliest Catch,” CBS TV’s “Person of Interest” star Kevin Chapman, Olympians Kelli Stack, Simon Shnapir, Marissa Castelli, Elena Pirozhokova and the cast and crew of “Wicked Tuna” have come out to enjoy the day. Comedian and actor Lenny Clarke has emceed every year with help from fellow comedians like Tony V, and some of the world’s top shooters, Jerry Miculek and Max Michel, Jr., have given demos to the shooters, and have also held a celebrity “Hot Shot” contest, which pits some of the famous faces there against each other. In recent years, Olympic shooters Josh Richmond, Mark Weeks, and Vinnie Hancock put on a one-of-a-kind trick-shooting demonstration that had the crowds riveted. We’ll be showcasing some sharp shooting skills again this year!