The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is participating in the Virginia Citizens Defense League and Law Enforcement Officers’ first shooting competition against other localities.
The event aims to raise money for the American Cancer Society — all money raised for the event will directly benefit ACS.
YPSO will have eight to 10 deputies participating in the competition, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shelley Ward wrote in an email. Other localities participating are the Culpepper, Powhatan, and Grayson counties.
“With law enforcement and gun owners both under attack in Virginia’s General Assembly right now, VCDL wants to have a fun and friendly shooting-match that brings together some of the strongest pro-2A sheriffs departments in Virginia and VCDL members,” the webpage for the event said.
A representative from VCDL was not immediately available for comment.
The winning sheriff’s team will receive a trophy, as well as the individual with the best score over all, according to the webpage. VCDL will also have two teams of their own competing, and the team with the best score, including the sheriff’s teams, will get a trophy, too.
The competition will be a six-stage International Defensive Pistol Association-style match.
The teams are also competing to raise the most funds. YPSO is currently in the lead for raising money at $700.
People can sponsor a team by donating in their name. To sponsor a team, click here.
The competition will be on Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club in Charlottesville.
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