Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-Out

If you attended our 2020 Shoot-Out, you know that we worked extremely hard to make it a safe, fun day. You rolled with all the necessary protocols and modifications, and we appreciated your flexibility. Perhaps you enjoyed checking out our exhibitions, like our Liteboxer demo, archery from Bass Pro Shops, fly fishing courtesy of North East Anglers, our Rolling Stogiesmobile cigar truck and adjacent lounge area by Cardi’s Furniture, or stopped by our handgun range for some shooting with reps from all of the participating firearms companies.

Celebrity guests included: Rob Ninkovich, Joe Andruzzi, Matt Chatham, Sammy Morris, comedian Lenny Clarke and many more. However, our real VIPs of the day were our veterans, first responders and members of law enforcement. The theme was “A Salute to American Heroes,” and our ability to honor this premiere group of individuals made for one of the most impactful events to date.

We started the day early, running on Dunkin’ Donuts from the moment we arrived onsite. Our food vendors, like Sal’s Pizza, Strega by Nick Varano, and Capital Grille overcame many logistical hurdles to provide their top-notch specialties to our crowd of dinner and lunch guests and our hard-working volunteers. They didn’t miss a beat. Three Olives Vodka, Harpoon Brewery, KEEL Vodka, and FitVine wine provided the spirits, and Pepsi, Coke, Sparkling Ice and Hint Water served up the soft drinks.

Our musical entertainment was amazing! Country artist Timmy Brown kicked things off with his unique sound, Brothers McCann harmonized for an incredible version of our national anthem, and bagpiper Jacob Dennett brought the house down with his closing performance of “Amazing Grace.”

And finally, a big round of applause for our generous sponsors, who always make the entire day possible: our Top Sponsor, Rockport Mortgage, our Platinum Sponsors Liteboxer, the J. Derenzo Charitable Foundation and A10 Associates; our Fireworks Sponsor Smith & Wesson; our Hot Shot Sponsors Putnam Investments, Santoro Oil, Rugerand Sig Sauer; our Bronze Sponsors Eastern Propane and Doug King Builders; our Signage Sponsors Hasbro, Skyworks Solutions, Inc., and Tom Niedermeyer; our Charging Station Sponsors Fireman Capital and Talking Rain/Sparkling Ice, and support from Bubs Naturals.

You helped to make the 16th Annual Matt Light Celebrity Shoot-Out an incredible success! We are always amazed at how much energy and hard work you all put into this event every year. We do not take for granted how you entrust us to do right by the young people we serve and to use the money and resources you’ve provided to the best of our ability. It all makes such a difference in the programs we run, and with the youth whose lives we touch through the Light Foundation’s work. 




The Light Foundation would not be able to make this possible without the help of sponsors and volunteers.
Your continued support doesn’t only mean a lot to us, but also the youth we come in contact with.