About Us

Established in 2010, the Shooting for a Cure sporting clay tournament was created to raise funds for appendiceal cancer research after Ric Summers lost his hard fought, two-year battle to appendiceal cancer.

Held annually at American Shooting Centers, this family-friendly tournament features a day of sporting clay shooting, camaraderie, a catered lunch and Silent Auction. Ric was an avid outdoorsman and spent every chance he had at his Afton, Texas ranch quail and dove hunting. His best friend and cousin, Richard Gilliam, established Shooting for a Cure to honor Ric and bring together friends and family whom loved him dearly. As word spread, the support network grew to other folks affected by cancer and those who were passionate for raising awareness.  Shooting for a Cure has raised $200,000 for appendix cancer research through its annual sporting clays tournament.

ALL PROCEEDS from the tournament benefit the Ric Summers Appendical Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where Ric was a patient. Learn more about Ric.