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2014 Think of the Children benefit match

Match Date:  April 25-27

The Lewistown Pistol Club is proudly hosting the 2014 Think of the Children benefit match. 
This match is being held as a fund raiser for The Prayer Child Foundation.

This is scheduled as a Tier 2 IDPA match.  It will  be 10 stages, approximately 133 rounds. It will be held over the April 25-27 weekend.  Friday will be staff only.  Saturday will have a morning and an afternoon session, and Sunday will have a morning session.  Each session will have space for 40 competitors.  Entry fee is $85.  Lunch will be provided.

Registration is CLOSED.  A copy of the registration form is available by clicking here.

Curious about the match stages?  Download the match booklet.

Current squad list Note, numbers after names are just my note to keep groups together that requested to be together.

Curious how many other competitors are in your classification?  Here's the current list.

If you would like to support our efforts, but are unable to attend the match, we are accepting donations which will be added to our donation amount.  Please make a check payable to Lewistown Pistol Club and mail it to the address on the registration form, found at the link above.  Include a note stating it's a donation.  Thank you for your support.

Match Hotel information

We have arranged for a group discount for competitors and staff at the Quality Inn and Suites in Burnham.  This hotel is conveniently located off the US322 Burnham exit, on the westbound side.  It has a restaurant on site, and is close to shopping choices and other restaurants.  It is one of the closest hotels to the club, at approximately 6 miles away.  When making your reservation, you will need to use rate code LPISTL to get the discounted rate.

13015 Ferguson Valley Road US 322, Burnham, PA, US, 17009-1892

Phone: (717) 248-4961

Fax: (717) 242-3013

Fund raising meal

The Lewistown, PA Hoss's restaurant.  Has agreed to do one of their "community night" fundraising events for us on Saturday April 26th.  We will have a coupon available, simply present it to them when you arrive.  They will keep track of the total pre-tax bills of everyone who presents one of our coupons that day.  If our total is under $1200, they will give us a check for 20% of the total.  If we exceed $1200, they will give us 25%.  We will include this amount in our donation to the Prayer Child Foundation.

The story of a central PA family helped by the Prayer Child Foundation

On April 29, 2013 my husband and I began to live every parent's worst nightmare. Our beautiful five year old daughter Lia, who was always healthy, active and happy, was diagnosed with stage 4 Hepatoblastoma -a rare liver cancer that affects less than one in one million children per year. The next day, she underwent a 3 hour biopsy and mediport placement and 3 days later began the first of many cycles of chemotherapy.

On July 20, 2013 after just 10 days of being listed, Lia received a new liver via  Gift of Life organ donation at AI duPont Children's hospital in Wilmington, DE. We lived there for nearly 2 months while she recovered from surgery. On September 17, 2013 just one week after returning to our home in PA, her cancer was found to have spread to her right lung. She had 1/6th of her lung removed the next day and 6 cycles of a new chemo regimen followed.

On Jan 10,2014 Lia had a CT scan and was clear of any signs of cancer. She is now on a monthly oral chemo regimen and will have CT scans every three months for the next five years. When the cancer spread to Lia's lung, we were given a poor prognosis but my husband and I don't believe in numbers, we BELIEVE in Lia. She is a miracle and every day with her is a gift.

Please visit our Facebook page Love for Lia:

We would like to thank our match sponsors

Charter Arms

Bayou Bullets


Victor Smalls Holster Works

Crossbreed Holsters

Wilson Combat

Singer Scents

Brilliant Backstraps

The Well Armed Woman

Cody Range Bags

H D Peffer's Army & Navy Surplus

Lehigh Defense LLC

Snap-On Tools Dealer Pete Siegenthaler

Starline Brass