Walt Becker Memorial Trap Shoot, sponsored by the Penn Valley Hi-Grader Lions club, supports $7,500 in scholarships | TheUnion.com
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Walt Becker Memorial Trap Shoot, sponsored by the Penn Valley Hi-Grader Lions club, supports $7,500 in scholarships

Photo submitted by Ina Elrod
Photo submitted by Ina Elrod |

Photo submitted by Ina Elrod

Caption: From left, scholarship chairperson Bob Webster, Nicole Stucky, Kyle Yokom, Jennifer Mariani, Kaylin Martin, Maria Stock, Hi-Grader President Bruce Puphal, Dolly Becker and Lion JB Becker.



At its May 23 member meeting, the Penn Valley Hi-Grader Lions club awarded five graduating Nevada Union High School seniors with the club’s annual Walt Becker Memorial Scholarship. Each student received a scholarship of $1,500.




Lion Walt Becker, the Hi-Graders last charter member, passed away in January of 2004. Friends and family wanted to find an appropriate event to commemorate “Lion Walt.” Since he loved to fish and was an avid hunter, the idea of a trap shoot seemed most fitting.

Barbara Martinez of the Tack Room and Darrell Stiving managed to put the first event together within a two-month period. The event is held every April at the Nevada County Sportsman Club. Over the years, the event has drawn more and more youth and women shooters and has supported over $60,000 in scholarship monies.

All community members are welcome.

For more Information about this or any other event, please contact Lion Ina Elrod at 530-265-3245.


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