6th grader Cote raises money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Winners at the “Blast Out Cancer” long range shooting event were (l to r) Clayton Forster, Steele Montague, Ruger Cote (planned the event) and Phillip Roberts.

An assembly was held at the Devine Middle School where students were encouraged to think of ways to raise money for cancer. Ruger Cote, a 6th grader, thought hosting a long range shooting competition would be a good way to do this so he asked his dad, Lance, for the phone number for the president of The North American Long Range Shooting Association and after ironing out all the details he told his dad what he had done.
Everything was set for a long range shoot this past Sunday, April 28. The entry fee was $50 with a 25% payout and the remainder would be donated to a cancer group.
“Blast Out Cancer” was raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients Campaign. His slogan was “Together we can make a difference so let’s … SHOOT like our life depends on it!! SHOOT because someone’s life does!!”
There were 20 participants and the winners Steele Montague first, Phillip Roberts second, and Clayton Forster third all donated their winnings back to the fundraiser. The shot was a success and Ruger was able to raise a total of $1,375.90 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients Campaign.