Monday, April 4, 2016

Mossberg Enters First All-Woman's Team in JR Shoot

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. has once again shown its shooting sports leadership by entering the first all-woman team in the 17-year history of the Jack Robertson Sporting Clays Invitational.

The Mossberg all-woman team is one of a record-tying three teams entered by Mossberg in the May 26th event. Other Mossberg teams include Engineering and Sales & Marketing

Members of the all-woman team are Lisa Baker, Yim Szeto, Breeanna Leiderman, Sami-Jo Adams, Lauren Drotar and Cyndi Dalena.

"The Jack Robertson invitational has become a must-attend event for Mossberg. Besides raising money for a great cause, it provides a great venue for us to head afield and spend some time shooting the products we manufacture," commented John MacLellan, Mossberg Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "We field teams every year but this year we've added a new dimension by adding an all-woman's team to represent Mossberg in the competition."

"The ladies team has a couple of seasoned shooters, along with some rookies like me, so we hope to give the guys a run for their money," said Lisa Baker, Mossberg Marketing Manager. "We have a great crowd at Mossberg, so no matter the score, we'll all have fun with it---and I imagine the day after the shoot will be a long day at the office for the two Mossberg teams that don't come out on top."

The "JR Shoot" was originally organized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a retirement party for long-time employee and well-known clay target shooter and event organizer, Jack Robertson. The shoot proved so enjoyable that NSSF was asked to repeat it the following year. The rest, as they say, is history. The "JR Shoot" is now in its 17th year and has grown into one of the most anticipated events on the New England sporting clays calendar.

The shoot is now organized by the Hunting Heritage Trust and has raised more than $ 325,000 in support of America's hunting and shooting sports heritage, benefiting groups ranging from USA Shooting to St Jude's Children's Hospital and from the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance to the United States Military Academy at West Point-Pistol Team.

A popular feature of the JR Shoot is that the First Place, Second Place and Third-Place teams earn the privilege of naming a shooting sports organization to receive grants of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000, respectively, from the Hunting Heritage Trust. Other organizations also benefit from the event.

The "JR Shoot" is traditionally held on the Thursday before Memorial Day and this year's gathering is slated for May 26 at the Ten Mile River Preserve in Dover Plains, New York. Registration for the event is limited to 150 shooters. Registrations for 6-person teams at $1,650.00 and individual shooters at $300.00 were still available as of March 31, 2016. To register or to discuss donations to the shoot, please contact Bob Delfay at