Fifteenth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament

Saturday, January 30, 2021

In these times of not knowing which event we can plan for, what we'll be able to attend, and just plain NOT knowing... This event was something awesome to attend. We Watched everyone come together and have such a wonderful time, knowing that they were there to yes, have fun, but what we heard over and over how it was “all for the furkids”. The Fifteenth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament was an absolute and amazing success! It was awesome because of the total support of this amazing community. It was because of the people who donated the amazing prizes, the folks who hosted the event, the ones who really seem to enjoy playing in this fun event every year, those who come out every year just to support and the ones who help make it happen. With 80 entrants (40 teams) competing, we raised $4,120.35 for the shelter that day! We really had no idea what to expect, and we tried out some new ways of doing things. We truly have to send a huge shout out to Scoreholio for the assist! The amazing software that we ran the tourney with? Yep, that was designed by them. They even upgraded us to the Pro version for free so we could run this tournament! This event could not and would not have happened without a LOT of folks helping out and donating time, services or items. A huge thank you goes out to them all! TJ's is going to donate a portion of their income for the day, and we still have to pay for the Tshirts, but all we can say is WOW! And Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To each and every one of you.

TJ's Family Fun Center did a wonderful job of hosting it once again. We sure appreciate their hospitality and friendliness! They provided their awesome food from the menu, and will be donating a portion back to us! Chad Elson was our Guest Auctioneer and he once again did a fantastic job! Thank you Kind Sir!

A special thank you goes out to the McCook Humane Society Board members who did such an awesome job of selling those raffle tickets, handing out prizes and just helping out wherever needed!! Andrea O'Dea, Levina Fritsche, Chris Smith, Darrin Glading and Joyce Peterson! They were busy! $1,201 just in Raffle ticket sales! Coyote Country, KICX 96.1FM, and the McCook Daily Gazette did an awesome job as always with advertising this FUNdraiser! Thank you all so much! A special thanks goes out to Jay Prestes and Ernie Denbo for all of their help in putting this together. Thanks to Teresa Sonnenberg and everyone who helped with the setup. Lorie Prestes (with a whole lot of help) ran the tournament.

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who shot some excellent pool. We want to thank all of you AWESOME folks for supporting the shelter and playing in this annual event!

First Place Winners were Chad Flaig and Alan Ralls! Prize was donated by: Double Barrel Transport and Lopez Service and Repair! (valued at $250 each)
1st Chad Flaig and Alan Ralls result

Second Place Winners were Bill Ebert and Frank Seybold! Prizes donated by Rick & Dianne Shafer ($100 gift card each), Western Nebraska APA Pool League ($50 Taste of Texas gift card each) and Old Sarges (($25 gift card each)!
2nd Bill Ebert and Frank Seybold result

Third Place Winners were Scot Coon and Tom Fischer! Prizes donated by MNB Bank ($50 Visa Card each), McCook's WalMart SuperCenter ($50 card each) and Godfather's Pizza of McCook (Large Pizza with side each)!
3rd Scot Coon and Tom Fischer result

Fourth Place Winners were Monica Macfee and Aaron Eaton!
4th Monica Macfee and Aaron Eaton result

Prizes were donated by Western Nebraska APA Pool League ($50 Citta' Deli gift card each), Lord's Hardware of Indianola ($25 gift certificate each) and four 6 inch sandwiches from Subway of McCook!Subway of McCook also provided two 6 inch sandwiches for the “First Out” team!First through Fourth Place Plaques were donated by McCook Lettering and the awesome t-shirts printed by McCook Lettering! Alan Ralls won the McCook Humane Society cap (printed by The Sports Shoppe) for having traveled the farthest to play in this tournament! Shameless promo: We now have some of these wonderful caps for sale at the shelter if you are interested! Scoreholio provided that amazing software that we ran the tournament with! Miller & Associates printed the brackets! Special thanks to Ben Springer for helping us with “Getting Ready to Roooooooomba”!

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to these supporters who donated items that were raffled off:

  • The White Whiskers Drag Team
  • AKRS Equipment
  • Titan Machinery
  • Farrell's Pharmacy & Hallmark
  • The Bottle Shop/Spirit Shop
  • The Sports Shoppe
  • American Electric
  • Monica Conroy
  • Orscheln Farm & Home
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Sherri Stang
  • Keystone Floral
  • Game On
  • New Life Christian Store
  • McCook Cat Pack
  • Knowlen & Yates
  • Mead Lumber Company
  • Sehnert's Bieroc Cafe
  • Acme Printing Company
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Karen Smith
  • Carquest

Again, from all of us at the McCook Humane Society (yep, furry and non-furry alike) thanks to all who helped make this a FUN, AWESOME, and SUCCESSFUL fundraiser!

Make Your House A Home - Adopt a Shelter Dog or Cat!!

This month's (JANUARY) Adopt-A-Kennel is "In memory of Betty White, a wonderful woman who touched the lives of many and had an extreme love of all animals." A very special thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support.

2pm - 5pm
Noon - 4pm

100 South Street
McCook, NE 69001


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Video courtesy of Coyote Country KIOD-FM