While we were in Pittsburgh for the 140th Annual Meeting, veteran action star Patrick Kilpatrick invited NRAblog to California for the Hollywood Celebrity Sporting Clays Invitational. With promises of celebrities shooting sporting clays, wild game barbeque, and pirate reenactors, how could we say no?
On Friday we’ll make our way out to California and the Oak Tree Gun Club … site of the event. In addition to celebrity shooters like Colin Farrell, Julian McMahon, Summer Glau & Aaron Eckhart, we understand that NRAblog favorites like Natalie Foster, Iain Harrison, Samantha Virk, and Joe Mantegna (of course Joe is a celeb but he’s a favorite now too) will be there to pull a few triggers.
In addition to the sporting clays and pirate re-enactors, there will be a full archery range, fly fishing demonstrations, and an auction to help raise funds for the Invitational’s charities that include Guide On, Wounded Warriors, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Children of Hero's Wish Program, and Gallant Few.
“Oak Tree is arguably the best gun club from Santa Barbara to San Diego,” said Kilpatrick. “It’s going to be something. We’re even bringing out a gatling rubber band gun that fires 653 rubber bands a minute and you’re going to be in charge of loading it!”
So while I’m not rearming the gatling gun, I’ll be snapping shots, shooting video, and conducting interviews at the 2011 Hollywood Celebrity Sporting Clays Invitational. The Red Carpet starts at 11 a.m. eastern time, so start checking the blog between noon and 1 p.m. for our first updates from California.