Shoot for the Cure brings big names to Rochester
A former Kasson man who manages land in south-central Iowa for big bucks will be one of many celebrities at Coyote Creek Gun & Archery Saturday for the third annual Shoot for the Cure fundraiser to fight cancer.
Steve Snow of Leon, Iowa, manages his property and some neighboring land — about 4,000 acres in all — and gets excellent results, said Craig Reichel, owner of the gun/bow shop in southeast Rochester.
Snow will be there to talk about hunting big bucks and managing land to produce trophies. He will talk about food plots and also about how help the bucks live into their prime years, Reichel said.
Snow also films for the Hunter's Specialties Outdoors TV show.
Other celebrities expected to be at the shoot are Myles Keller, Ray Howell, Jim and Michele Leqve, Jim Kostroski, Mike Degeus, Randy and Scott Baker and Wade Christopherson.
Reichel said the fundraiser raised about $54,000 last year, bringing the two-year total to nearly $100,000. The money from first year went to cancer research at the University of Minnesota; this year, it will go to Mayo Clinic cancer research, he said.
His goal this year is to match the first two years' total and hit six figures. About 700 people came to last year's event.
He got the idea for Shoot for the Cure when driving home from the Archery Trade Association's show a few years ago. He decided he wasn't doing enough and wanted to do more, he said.
His father, Glenn Reichel, died May 15, 2010, from cancer.