The Great Americans Shoot Aims for Another Record Breaking Event for Special Forces Charitable Trust and Other Military Nonprofits

Patriotic Americans Will Gather Outside of Los Angeles for Skilled Sporting Clays Shoot and Other Competitions as a Salute to Our American Warriors

NEWHALL, CA – The 2017 Great Americans Shoot returns to Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall, California from September 29 through October 1 and is aiming to surpass the previous three years’ fundraising records.  The charity sporting clay shoot benefits the Special Forces Charitable Trust ( and other military nonprofits that provide support to active duty service members and veterans.  More than $4 million has been raised since the Shoot’s inception in 2014.

The Great Americans Shoot is hosted by the Special Forces Charitable Trust, which delivers critical, enduring support through comprehensive programs and services to the United States Army Special Forces Community – past and present – and their families in order to improve their quality of life and enhance mission readiness.

The main event of the Great Americans Shoot, which takes place on Saturday September 30, is a one-of-a-kind experience. There will be twenty teams of five participating in the shoot; each team has committed to raising a minimum of $50,000.  Each team will include a “6th Man” from within the Special Operations Community, who will join the shooting competition as an honorary team member.

Half of the proceeds will go to the Special Forces Charitable Trust.  The other half of the proceeds will be given to the designated charities of the top five fundraising teams.

“The Great Americans Shoot continues to grow each year, raising money and awareness for these deserving military nonprofits,” said David T. Guernsey, Jr., Executive Director of Special Forces Charitable Trust. “We had more than 100 participants last year from across the country supporting the Special Forces Charitable Trust and Special Operations Community, and we expect even bigger participation this year.”

This year’s Co-Chairs for the 2017 Great Americans Shoot are former Green Beret Nate Boyer, former Navy SEAL George Severence, and former Marine John Croft.