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Junior Olympian to share his shooting experiences

March 13, 2014

Junior Olympian Glenn Zimmerman, 17, of Wapakoneta, will speak with young shooters and answer their questions Saturday at Mike Swaney Buick GMC in Wapakoneta. (Photo provided)

Originally from St. Marys, 17-year-old, Glenn Zimmerman is a U.S. Junior Olympic Pistol shooter, and he will be making an appearance this Saturday, March 15 at Mike Swaney Buick-GMC to speak with young shooters.

Glenn’s father, Jim, said he hopes this event serves as an outlet for kids who are aspiring shooters to come and learn more and have their questions answered.

“We had hoped to contact the parents and those kids who would like to be involved in shooting sports,” Jim said. “It’s something that really does a lot for the kid that’s involved because it keeps them busy, it’s a very good program.”

The program itself is part of the Auglaize County 4-H programs and is called shooting sports club.

Jim explained that Glenn is coming down to Wapakoneta to talk to kids about where he started shooting and how it led him to become a Junior Olympian.

“Glenn was going to come down and talk to the kids about where he started, and it was right here in Auglaize County at 10 years old,” Jim said.

Jim was one of the first four advisers for the shooting sports club, and at the time of its inception here there were only six kids in the group, now there are 72 juniors in Auglaize County that belong to the program. Jim also explained that no equipment is needed to join the club.

For the full story, see the Thursday, March 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
 

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