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A young PA shooter passes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Michael Jobe, Jan 16, 2009.

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  1. Michael Jobe

    Michael Jobe TS Member

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    Went to the PSSA website this evening to look of some statistics, and discovered the heart breaking news that Billy Giron died last week. I first saw him and his father at the WV state shoot a few years ago, and had seen them the few times I've been to Elybsurg. Though I never spoke to them, I could tell Billy was a nice young man, and that his father was extremely proud of him. Very sad news to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.

    ~Michael
     
  2. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    Link to PA State Website with additional information listed above.

    Sad to see someone with his whole life ahead of him, or so it was supposed to be, die so young.
     
  3. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    How sad. This is a tragic loss for all of us in PA. Billy was a cool guy. The first and only time I shot with him, he struck up a conversation with me while we were waiting our turn. He was very excited about trapshooting and told me of his wins. I am shocked and dismayed tonight to learn of this. He will be missed by many.
     
  4. recurvyarcher

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    A nice news article from the 2008 PA shoot. Billy and his shooting was featured.
     
  5. dedpair

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    Billy was a good kid and he and Bill were always there to help with shoot-offs at Elysburg. Although Billy was usually in them!! Great young man and he will be missed!!!! My prayers and thoughts to Bill and his family...

    Jeff Graupp
     
  6. Justin L.

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    Billy was a nice kid, I'll miss seeing him at the shoots. Sad, sad news...
     
  7. recurvyarcher

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    Another great article for the memories.

    I wish there was something we could do, especially for his parents and sisters, to alleviate the pain. Pennsylvania shooters, all of us, are in a state of shock...
     
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    I shot with william, this past july in the handicap championship at the wv state shoot, he was definately a very nice person and really helped out a lot at the shoots he attended, he will definately be missed by all PA shooters.
     
  9. Chippewatrap

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    Someone with a club in Pa or wherever shoud hold a memorial shoot, maybe charge a little extra and send the money raised to the family.
     
  10. recurvyarcher

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    I don't think his dad needs the money. They have asked that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society.

    Maybe the money could be used to create a perpetual fund for a trophy in his name at the Pennsylvania State Shoot, which he truly loved. The trophy could be for a separate sub jr. and/or jr. category, or for shoot-volunteers who compete, or something of that nature.

    I'm sure the shoot management and volunteers, or his dad, could come up with a good idea.

    I would volunteer to work a memorial shoot...sign-up, squad, score, whatever. I'm sure that a lot of us would be willing.
     
  11. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    D. MOve PA closer to MN would you? I would like to particpate as well. And thanks for the "touch on his passing"
     
  12. BIGDON

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    If you get it set up, there is no reason others can't just contribute. Just an idea but maybe something that would assist another youth shooter in his name. A shooting assist to another young shooter to the PA state shoot who might not otherwise go. Like a annual scholarship.

    Post it here and I would think many would participate.

    Don
     
  13. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Don, that is an excellent idea. That could be done even without a benefit shoot.

    IMO, someone should see if this is ok with Bill Sr. Sometimes it's better for the family, depending on their way of coping, to let things quietly fade. I don't know Mr. Giron...I only knew Billy.
     
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