Shooting enthusiasts will have the opportunity to test their skills for a good cause Friday as Buffalo Oilfield Supply hosts a Game Night at the Eddy County Shooting Range.
The Game Night will stand in the stead this year of the company’s traditional two-day shoot and will offer affordable options for participants of all skill levels as well as those just wishing to donate to the beneficiary of the event’s proceeds, Packs of Love.
“We’re changing it up this year because of the way the industry’s going,” said Mack Energy Corporation Vice President Chance Chase. “We’re just going to have a lot of different fun shoots available, there’ll be a dinner, and we’re giving away quite a few prizes.”
Prizes include a Sitka jacket and vest, Yeti hoppers, including one in the as-yet-unreleased green color, and four to five guns.
For $50, entrants will receive one game ticket for any game, including a five-stand competition course, dinner and a t-shirt. Additional game tickets may be purchased for $20 each. Non-shooters may also purchase a t-shirt for $20 or a dinner wristband for $10.
In addition, a pre-event gun board is on offer for a custom 9mm Zev Technologies modified G43 gunfighter pistol in black DLC valued at $1,600, and $20 squares may be purchased in advance by contacting Buffalo Oilfield Supply at 746-6652 or 432-445-1331, or at the event. The winner will be drawn at the Game Night; need not be present to win.
“That’s a pretty good way of getting a good chance on a gun if you can’t make it to the event,” said Chase, “and that’s all going through CGS, our local gun manufacturer.”
Chase says the hope for this year’s event is that affordable options will allow Buffalo Oilfield Supply to aid Packs of Love without asking too much of participants in the current slow economy.
“Last year, (Packs of Love) averaged about 145 kids a week, and they’re now averaging about 210,” Chase said. “So they’re in need of funds. This is our third year doing this, and previously, we were able to give roughly $15,000 from the shoot. We know we probably can’t get to that number this year, but we’re trying the best we can to get something to them.”
Artesians also have the option of donating directly to the Game Night event or Packs of Love. For more information on either, follow on Facebook or contact Buffalo at 748-1288 to be put in contact with a Packs of Love representative.
The Game Night will begin at 4 p.m. Friday and end at dusk. For more information, call Buffalo Oilfield Supply or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Next year, if things pick back up, we’ll go back to our regular format,” said Chase. “We’re really thankful for all our sponsors. So far, Holly and CGS have been big sponsors, really helping us out with funding.
“We just want to encourage everybody to come out and have fun.”