Many Had a Blast at the 18th Annual Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-Out!
October 6, 2022

Hello Friends,

It is with our most sincere appreciation that we thank you for your support of our 18th annual Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-Out presented by the Rockport Mortgage Corporation. We are humbled by the generosity of folks like you who believe in our cause and make this one of the most successful fundraisers around year after year.

Once again, we had a capacity crowd in attendance, comprised of new and returning sponsors, and volunteers who routinely assist in big and small ways to make the Shoot-Out possible. A huge nod of gratitude goes to our key benefactors this year: Title Sponsor Rockport Mortgage; Target Sponsor Smith & Wesson; Hot Shot Sponsors J. Derenzo Charitable Foundation, Putnam Investments and Santoro Oil; Silver Sponsors Ruger, Eastern Propane, and Doug King Builders; Bronze Sponsor Savage Arms; Signage Sponsors Sig Sauer, Tom Niedermeyer, NEIGC, Silicon Valley Bank, and Mossberg; Apparel Sponsor Stran Promotional Solutions; Charging Station Sponsor Talking Rain/Sparkling Ice; Shooting Station Sponsor Hasbro; Lanyard Sponsor Enbridge; and Ammo Sponsors Vista Outdoors, Federal and Remington.

Big kudos to our 2022 Shoot-Out partners, as well, including: Verizon Wireless, Thistle Communications, GraVoc, Cardi’s Furniture, Mike and Lenny Clarke, Jim Figara, Peak Event Rentals, Pranzi Catering & Events, and Reinhart Food Services.

Thank you to our food and beverage sponsors, including Chris Scott and Chef Dave from the Capital Grille; Vinnie Lombardi & the Lyons Group; The Sausage Guy, Chef Rachel Klein and Aramark; and Dunkin’ Donuts. Harpoon, KEEL Vodka, FitVine Wine, Boston Harbor Distillery, Coke, Pepsi, and Sparkling Ice also deserve a big shout out. Not to mention the yummy s’mores desserts provided by City Bonfires.

To our exhibitors — Kawasaki, Rolling Stogies, Bass Pro Shops, Thomas and Thomas, Brian Fox Studios, Gooseman Game Calls, Benrus, Flint and Flame, PM36 Media, Rustic Marlin, Garrison Speed Shop, the Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum and all of the participating gun companies — thank you for being a part of our big day. A special mention goes to Justin Gabriel and Gun Parlor for providing its mobile shooting simulator. Our entertainment, provided by comedians Tony V, Brad Mastrangelo and The Sultans was stellar, too!

We also tip our hats to corporate partners Granite Telecommunications, Haynes Group, Gemini Industries, the Lykins Family Foundation, Twelve Points Wealth, and Lowe’s Home Improvement, along with our Board of Directors, Shoot-Out Advisory Board, Light Foundation staff, the team at Addieville East Farm, Paul Malloy and Feeney Brothers Utility Services and all of the veterans, active-duty military, and members of law enforcement who made our event possible, and meaningful.

Finally, thanks to our volunteers. You’re the glue that held our entire event together. You give your time, energy, and yourselves, and we’re eternally grateful. Props to Volunteer Director Jenna Strickland and her husband Stephen, as well as our Auction Director, Liz Hall and her husband Scott.

The funds raised at our 18th annual Celebrity Shoot-Out will underwrite scholarships, improve the infrastructure of our outdoor leadership facility, help execute programming for kids of all ages, run our New England-based Leadership Conference, launch our comprehensive Leadership Academy, and build up our endowment fund to ensure the financing of future programming.

Please continue to stay connected through our website and social media platforms (follow us!) and we encourage you to send any feedback to

Until next year…

Matt & Susie Light

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