April 7, 2015
This week’s Customer of the Week comes to us from Stuttgart, Arkansas. Meet Price Hancock, a brave teenager who is courageously fighting cancer. Price is “Hunting for a Cure”.
Here is his story:
Price Hancock is a 13 year old boy that was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, Glioblastoma (GBM) on December 1, 2014. Price is from Stuttgart, Arkansas and is the son of Bryan and Jana Hancock. He has undergone 33 radiation and chemo treatments. He is now on monthly treatments of oral chemo. Price and I designed t-shirts for him that say “Hunting for a Cure for Price Hancock”. He wanted turkey, deer and duck feet all around the words and down the sleeves. Price is a strong kid and we are going to fight this cancer hard.
The Stuttgart Trap Shooters wanted to HONOR their teammate by getting patches that looked just like the shirts Price and I designed. Price loves playing junior high football and basketball. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and trap shooting. 14 days after surgery Price got to go deer hunting and killed and nice buck. I have attached a picture of Price on here.
The Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP) aims to bring the joy of the outdoors and the rewards of safely learning to shoot to young Arkansans. The AYSSP has two divisions: junior and senior. The junior division is for grades 6-8 and the senior division is for grades 9-12. Home-schooled students compete in the division they would be in if they were in public school. Home-schooled students 15 or older must compete in the senior division. Trap shooting is the sanctioned sport of the AYSSP. The season begins February 1 and ends July 31.
Any type of shotgun action is allowed, as long as the bore is 12 or 20 gauge. Release triggers are not allowed. Trap machines that throw targets at unknown angles are used. The state coordinator may specify models of trap machines for AYSSP events. All shooters and coaches must wear appropriate eye and ear protection.
Stuttgart Trap Shooters began 8 years ago and has 46 Junior High kids and 15 Senior High kids involved which is a total of 61 kids in our small town. Stuttgart started competing in this sport 8 years ago. This program is led by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
If you would like to learn more about “Hunting for a Cure”, please visit the Hunting for a Cure Facebook Page: