DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Just in time for Halloween, a local youth is planning a fundraiser in support of the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank that will pit survivors against a horde of zombies.
After a successful event last year, 13-year-old Uxbridge resident Hayden Princes is bringing back the ‘Shooting 4 Food’ event to Uxbridge Shooting Sports on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The event will again use Airsoft guns and biodegradable pellets, and after the success of the inaugural event last year, Mr. Prince is aiming even higher this year, hoping to raise $5,000 and 2,000 items for the local Food Bank, and have 250 participants for the event, after bringing in 700 items and more than $2,000 last year with 98 participants.
“Last year went well, so we’ve upped our expectations this year,” Mr. Prince, a Grade 8 student at Joseph Gould P.S. said during a presentation to Councillors in September.
Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor praised Mr. Prince for his willingness to get involved in his community, as well as to Uxbridge Shooting Sports for supporting the endeavour and allowing it to be covered under their insurance policy.
“Hayden, you’re an example of the great youth we have growing up in our community,” commented Mayor O’Connor.
For more information on this year’s event, visit www.shooting4food.com.
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