Dear shooting sports Friends,
Let me address you on behalf of the Organization Board that prepares the 2004 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP in practical shooting and offers you co-operation in terms of sponsorship. The championship will take place in the Tábor region at the newly built sports shooting range of the Opařany Shooting Club at the end of this August. The main organizer is the Practical Shooting Association of the Czech Republic, the co-organizer is the Defence and Technical Sports Union of the Czech Republic and the organizing guarantor is the Opařany Shooting Club.
The European Championship will be preceded by the 4th year of the international competition of the CZECH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 in practical shooting. The competition will take place in late June. For detailed information refer to the website of CNC 2004. In terms of attendance, the CNC 2003 was the biggest IPSC competition worldwide in 2003, with 327 competitors from 22 countries. European national teams are enormously interested in this competition this year, too, because it is held at the shooting range that will host the European Championship less than 2 months later. Thus the Opařany range and the CNC match become the cradle of the 2004 IPSC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP.
The town of TÁBOR has accepted the auspices over the Opening Ceremony, which will be held in Žižka Square in a historical part of the town. The Awards Ceremony will be held under the auspices of the town of Bechyně in the riding hall and the garden of the Bechyně Castle.
Please find enclosed also basic information for sponsors and a proposal for sponsor presentation in shooting courses. If you are considering the sponsorship of the 2004 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP, I will be happy to provide you with further information.