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Joseph V. Caccamo Memorial Award


You are invited to apply for the Joseph V. Caccamo, Jr. Memorial Award. Any Rockland County High School senior student may apply for the award. Please note, this is a NON-ACADEMIC award and it will be granted solely based on the submission of a Second Amendment essay as described in the instructions section.

The Joseph V. Caccamo, Jr. Memorial Award was created by the Pearl River Gun Club in honor of one of the club’s founders and a beloved member. Joe was a wonderful husband and family man, an avid outdoorsman, an accomplished target shooter and hunter, a member of the Clarkstown Auxiliary Police, a volunteer who gave back to the community, a veteran and member of the American Legion, an NRA instructor, a success in business and a person who left behind many friends and family due to his untimely passing.

Joe’s philosophy was “Live life to the fullest, enjoy every day because you don’t know when it will end”. He provided the inspiration for this award which celebrates the importance of the Second Amendment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Please take the time to carefully prepare the enclosed application. Submissions that do not address all questions will not be considered.

College enrollment IS NOT a criterion for this award; all Rockland County High School Seniors are encouraged to apply.

The Pearl River Gun Club sets the guidelines and criteria for these awards. The essays will be judged by a panel of the Joseph V. Caccamo, Jr. Memorial Award committee within the Pearl River Gun Club.

A single award of one thousand dollars will be given to the award winner.

1. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 2. Do not include your academic achievements, transcripts or grades as this will disqualify your application. 3. All applications MUST be type written. 4. When your application is complete, please return it via USPS mail, to Pearl River Gun Club, PO Box 48, Pearl River, N.Y, 10965. Entries must be received not later than 4:00 pm on Friday 05 April 2024. The award will be presented to the winner on at the Pearl River Gun Club Annual BBQ on Tuesday 18 June 2024. The event will be held at the James H. Anderson American Legion Post 1199 in Orangeburg. NOTE: The winner MUST be present at the BBQ otherwise the award will be forfeited.

Pearl River Gun Club
PO Box 48
Attn: Dennis M. Scherer, Committee Chairman
Pearl River, NY 10965

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