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Hollywood Celebrity Shoot

By Brad L. Glustoff
Page 54 of the September 2005 issue

From its traditional home in southern California, this year’s Hollywood Celebrity Shoot moved to the spectacular Desert Lake Country Club located in Boulder City, Nevada, on June 9-11. The change of venue brought a host of new opportunities, not the least of which is the close proximity to Las Vegas. A lot has already been written about Desert Lake Country Club, and it is fast becoming a premier shooting facility in the West.

John Laughlin is the man behind the Hollywood Celebrity Shoot. When he took over in 2001, he only had two goals in mind. One was to help the shoot continue to grow, and the other was to raise money for its charity, the Celebrity Youth Sporting Trust. The trust is designed to unite law enforcement agencies with our youth through firearms safety courses, hands-on seminars, and the introduction to all shooting sports.

Laughlin’s two passions are acting and shooting. After his years in Hollywood, he knew he could get celebrities to attend, but would shooters attend? With the help of some big-name sponsors, like Caesar’s Palace and Charles Daly Shotguns, what began as a small, one-day shoot has grown into a three-day event with over 500 people attending this year. Under Laughlin’s leadership, the amount of money given to the Celebrity Youth Sporting Trust has grown every year, and its goal is to reach one million dollars through this event and other various fundraisers.

For more on this star-studded event, read the full article in the September 2005 issue.

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