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11/11/2016 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 11/11/2016 9:53:03 AM CENTRAL
For more information, contact Cora Gremaud.
Perry County Health System Skeet Shoot a Success

Perry County Health System Children’s Healthcare Fund’s Annual Skeet Shoot was once again a success.  At the end of September, eight corporate teams and numerous other sponsors supported the Fund’s Fifth Annual Skeet Shoot.  Due to this, the Children’s Healthcare Fund raised just over $13,000 to donate to children in Perry County with extensive healthcare needs.  Since the Fund was established in 2012, Perry County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) has been able to make 27 donations to families in Perry County totaling $38,500.

“We can’t thank our supporters enough for their participation, dedication, and generosity to the Children’s Healthcare Fund,” stated Patrick Carron, President/CEO of Perry County Health System (PCHS).  “When a child is suffering from an illness or disability, the family often faces significant financial strain.  The goal of the Fund is to ease that strain so the family can focus more so on supporting their child.”

Frank Robinson and the Robinson Construction crew continue to partner with PCMH on the Skeet Shoot event as well.  “Thank you doesn’t quite seem to encompass our gratitude to Robinson Construction for all that they do prior to and during the event.  They play a vital role in the success of the event.  We are grateful to have them as a partner in our fundraiser for the Children’s Healthcare Fund,” stated Carron.  In addition, each sponsor and participant plays an important role too.  “The generosity of the many organizations and individuals involved is touching,” Carron emphasized. 

With the Skeet Shoot, multiple sponsorship levels are available.  The corporate sponsors for 2016 included:

  • ARCO Construction
  • Independence Care Center of Perry County
  • Premium Mechanical
  • Perry County Health System
  • Healthcare Services Group
  • Richardet Floor Covering
  • Robinson Construction
  • TG Missouri

 The corporate flag sponsors included:

  • Perry Kids Pediatrics
  • The Bank of Missouri
  • Emergency Management Care & Palmaris
  • Perryville Outdoor Products
  • Mary Jane Burgers & Brew

The flag sponsors included:

  • Patrick & Kathy Carron
  • Southeast HEALTH

Other donations were received from:

  • Kohlfeld Distributing
  • Perry County Saddle Club
  • River Eagle Distributing
  • In Memory of Gary Dobbelare

At the PCHS Skeet Shoot, the participants were treated to a day of skeet shooting, a delicious meal provided by Mary Jane Burgers & Brew, and competitive shooting games.  For the Skeet Shoot competition, first place was awarded to ARCO Construction and second place to Robinson Construction.  When we took the handicap scoring into consideration, those teams were reversed with Robinson Construction placing first and ARCO Construction coming in second.  For the Flag Competition, Robinson Construction took home the prize with the highest score.  Additionally, the top individual score went to Jason Blandford who competed on the Robinson Construction team.

A Fun Shoot was also coordinated to entertain shooters throughout the day.  With five different events using four different types of guns and a crossbow, the participants had a great time testing their marksmanship.  The top team, Robinson Construction, was awarded prizes for their skills.  A Poker Shoot added to the day’s entertainment as well.  Independence Health System took home the prize in this competition.  New to the 2016 Event was the Cannon Shoot which was won by Richardet Floor Covering.  Cole Taylor won a Backpack Blower in the raffle courtesy of Perryville Outdoor Products.

The funds from the 2016 Skeet Shoot will be distributed in late spring of 2017.  Requests for support from the Perry County Health System Children’s Healthcare Fund can be made by calling Karla Versemann or Patrick Carron at PCMH, 573-547-2536.  “To be awarded funds, families need to be residents of Perry County and demonstrate need.  The funds are distributed by PCMH paying the child’s qualifying healthcare related bills.  Most often, the majority of the funds are used to pay bills incurred from specialists and children’s hospitals, although some funds are used to cover local health related bills as well,” stated Carron.   

“The Children’s Healthcare Fund can receive tax deductible donations from individuals, estates, and corporations.  100% of donations are used to assist local families in paying qualifying healthcare bills.  All of us at PCMH and Robinson Construction would be exceedingly grateful for any donations to the fund,” stated Carron.

For more information about the Children’s Healthcare Fund call Cora Gremaud at 573-768-3407, visit, or follow PCMH on Facebook.