Veterans at the Kenmore Shooting Range meet. Paul Brown/Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

Kenmore Shooting Range honors more than 100 veterans during annual event

More than 100 veterans and their families and friends gathered for a trap shoot at the Kenmore Shooting Range on Aug. 20 as the club continued a tradition designed to honor them.

More than 100 veterans and their families and friends gathered for a trap shoot at the Kenmore Shooting Range on Aug. 20 as the club continued a tradition designed to honor them.

Club President Joe Rinaldi said the event was held in conjunction with a nonprofit which helps connect disabled veterans with organizations and activities.

“The shooting sports world recognizes the sacrifices that people make so that we can maintain second amendment freedoms,” Rinaldi said. “The other aspect is that we need to say thank you to these people, we need to support them, we need to try and make them as whole as we can within the basic limitations that they’re having to deal with.”

The shooting competition has multiple award categories, including ones for best overall shooter, best mens and woman’s shooters, best junior shooter and best veterans shooter.

The event also included a bar-be-que, and a $100 entry fee per shooter, which was pooled and donated to the nonprofit Paralyzed Veterans of America. It started around 10 a.m. and lasted six hours.

In total, around $1,600 was raised after shooting expenses.

It also provides others in the event a chance to talk with veterans.

“It just gives people an opportunity to interact with people who have been to Iraq and have been to places we read about or hear about on the news but most of us don’t get to see the realities of that,” Rinaldi said. “It’s awe inspiring.”

The range also hopes to put on events in the future, both for veterans and other causes, but Rinaldi said they also plan to continue the veterans shoot next year.

More in News

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo
King County jail’s leaky pipes have national implications

Lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court alleges Aquatherm has been selling faulty pipes.

Bothell High School is set to intake many more students with the new boundary adjustments. Madeline Coats/staff photo
Student growth projections will alter Northshore School District boundaries

Upcoming boundary adjustments for students in Northshore School District for the upcoming school year.

File photo
New measles case had possible public exposure in Kenmore

A Seattle Children’s Hospital nurse is the latest diagnosed bringing this year’s case count up to 11 residents and two non-resident in King County.

VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image
WA’s new voting system concerns county elections officials

VoteWA has run into some problems in recent months as the Aug. 6 primary election draws closer.

Local business professionals attended the luncheon headed by six state legislators. Madeline Coats/staff photo
Legislators discuss session at Bothell Kenmore chamber luncheon

The six lawmakers encouraged constituents to reach out to them when they are not in session.

Getting to know Bothell City Council candidates for position 6

Three are in the running in upcoming primary election.

Bothell counselor was inappropriate with boys, charges say

He allegedly touched a 10-year-old underneath the shirt and often brought up sexual development.

An aerial photo shows the locations of two earthquakes and five aftershocks in and near Monroe, which rattled the Puget Sound region early Friday. The first was the magnitude 4.6 quake at upper right, 13 miles under the intersection of U.S. 2 and Fryelands Boulevard SE at 2:51 a.m. The second, magnitude 3.5, occurred 18 miles under the Old Snohomish-Monroe Road at 2:53 a.m. The aftershocks followed during the ensuing two hours. This image depicts an area about 3 miles wide. (Herald staff and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network)
Early wake-up call: Twin quakes under Monroe rattle region

Thousands of people felt them. They were magnitude 4.6 and 3.5 and hit minutes apart.

Most Read