72°F
weather icon Clear

Barbecue to benefit Patton foundation

A local nonprofit is still raising money to honor its namesake and war hero Shane Patton with a statue and has once again partnered with the That Others May Live Foundation of Las Vegas for a fundraiser this weekend.

A sixth annual clay shoot will be held Saturday, March 9, at Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, with all the proceeds from the barbecue lunch going to the Shane Patton Foundation to erect a statue in his honor. Patton was a 2000 Boulder City High School graduate and Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

Approximately $110,000 has been raised for the statue, according to Joel Pepper, one of the foundation’s founders and a friend of Patton. Almost half of that money has come from the joint fundraiser.

“We would like to raise $200,000 for the statue and make something really impressive but also still give scholarships to high school seniors,” Pepper said. “Our goal for March 9 is to be a part of an outstanding charity and group of guys that greatly help out the Shane Patton Foundation in many ways.”

Lunch is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon; tickets are $25. They can purchased in advance at https://6thtomlpattonclayshoot.bpt.me or Saturday morning.

Pepper said the Patton family has been working with the city to find the best location for the statue to represent Shane and be a monument to Boulder City.

This year, lunch attendees will be able to shoot several types of guns for a fee, watch the clay shoot and visit different booths and vendors. Brett Buckner of Skydive Las Vegas will parachute in.

On Saturday, people will also be able to buy T-shirts for the 2019 Shane Patton Pub Crawl, which will be held April 13.

“The bulk of our charity money comes from selling … shirts and some donations,” Pepper said. “We have 1,000 shirts to sell this year for the pub crawl.”

Shirts cost $35 and all the proceeds go to the charity.

The annual Military Sporting Clay Shoot Supporting the Children of Our Fallen Heroes fundraiser was started by Sonny Latham, Billy Blackwell and Chet Opheikens. In five years, it has raised $343,000 for the children of fallen soldiers.

Latham, an ex-Navy SEAL who trained with Patton’s father, Jeff, asked Pepper to join the fundraiser three years ago.

Patton was one of 11 Navy SEALs and eight U.S. Army Special Operations aviators killed during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. The story of the battle was told in the book “Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Red Wings and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10” by survivor Marcus Luttrell and its subsequent movie, “Lone Survivor.”

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Lunch resumes at senior center

The Senior Center of Boulder City will resume serving lunches on-site Oct. 1.

Peak season vegetables inspire hearty lasagna

What do you do when you’re craving something gooey and cheesy, but your scale rudely reminds you that you should consider eating some vegetables? I suggest you tell your scale to mind its own business because you are fabulous. Promise yourself you’ll have two salads tomorrow and make a colorful roast vegetable lasagna tonight. Problem solved. That’s a compromise that totally works in my world.

Chamber recognizes achievements, installs officers

Not even a global pandemic could keep the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce from celebrating the achievements of its members as it gathered virtually Sept. 10 for its annual installation and awards event.

Army seeks DNA to aid in identification of remains

The remains of military combatants whose lives were lost while serving in the military are saved and documented as much as possible for future identification. It’s only in recent years that identification has been made possible by the use of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA for short. A chemical made up of two long molecules, arranged in a spiral that carries genetic information, it has all the instructions that a living organism needs to grow, reproduce and function. And it codes genetic information for the transmission of inherited traits.

 
Heroes recognized: Church collects cards for first responders

A local church wanted to thank public safety and medical personnel so its members organized a thank-you card drive to show their appreciation.

Wind storm readiness key for when ‘dry’ monsoons hit

This North American monsoon season has been an unusually dry one. Also called summer or desert monsoon, this seasonal shift in wind is normally accompanied by heavy rainfall.

Give ramen noodles healthy upgrade

Confession time: At the grocery store, I always look at what other people have in their carts. Not a casual glance, either, I really look. I learn a great deal about the family behind the cart. Besides what’s for dinner, I can usually tell how many people are in the household, whether the family has children and what age. I can also gauge how much money they spend and how committed they are to eating healthy foods.

Turkey venture became lucrative plan

Nevada miners in the 1800s lived largely on beef, bacon and beans. Maybe they might get to a larger community or town once in a while for a nice restaurant-style meal, but mostly it was beef, bacon, beans and a little salt pork.