The Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-Out is an annual charity event put on by the Light Foundation. The Shoot-Out invites foursomes of shooters from all over New England to converge at Addieville East Farm in Rhode Island to mingle with celebrities, experience a host of exhibitions and raffles, and test out their skills in a variety of shooting sports like clay shooting, and competing at a handgun range. There’s also 3-D archery, and fly fishing. Past guests have included celebrities such as New England Patriots quarterbackTom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Julian Edelman, former teammates Wes Welker and Vince Wilfork, Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Andre Tippett, top chefs Ming Tsai and Michael Schlow, and dozens more.
The Shoot-Out offers nearly 500 attendees the chance annually to match their shooting skills against Light and his celebrity guests, and also features the Hot Shot Contest, where celebrities are pitted against one another in a competition that always makes for a highly competitive and entertaining attendee experience. In addition to all of the action, the Shoot-Out also consists of an after party featuring live music and an auction run by Light and comedians, Lenny Clarke and Tony V.
The high-profile charity event is Matt’s response to a world dominated by golf tournaments and galas, and offers him the opportunity to combine his passion for giving with his love of the outdoors.
Since its inception in 2004, the Shoot-Out has brought in nearly $7 million for the Light Foundation. 2018 marks the 14th year of the signature fundraiser - proof that the ever-evolving event is still popular for sponsors, shooters, vendors and volunteers. Much of the money raised goes toward expanding Chenoweth Trails, to continue to support and impact the development of youth-based initiatives in the coming years.
“We’ve tried to build a unique charity event that people get excited for. Our goal years ago was to provide an event that fits our style, using outdoor activities to teach leadership and responsibility. It’s evolved into this massive tournament and party that is beyond what I had envisioned years ago. The support that we receive from our generous sponsors, donors,celebrities, and volunteers year after year is what continues the success of this event.”
Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2018 Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-Out!