By JOSH FRYE
World Champion Outdoors, owned by Angela Boatwright and Jack Cox, opened its doors just a few short weeks ago on U.S. 31 in Atmore but is already receiving a warm welcome from the community.
Last Saturday, October 5, the new business helped commemorate its grand opening with a good cause for good friends.
On June 21, 2019, 20-year old Pineville teen Tim Fletcher was shot and killed by two men, 19-year-old Marlon Medenhall and 17-year-old Maurice Powell, as he was riding his motorcycle on Alabama 162 in Camden.
Fletcher was an avid outdoorsman and competed in the Buckmaster’s Archery Tournament every year with the Boatwright and Cox families.
“He was a great guy,” Boatwright said. “We got to be very close with his family through archery and wanted to help support his family in any way possible.”
With Fletcher’s memory in mind, World Champion Outdoors and the young man’s family held a two-purpose benefit shoot last Saturday, to help commemorate Tim Fletcher’s life and to help the family.
The event welcomed more than a dozen shooters to the outdoor pop-up target range.
It was only fitting that Fletcher’s father; Scott Fletcher, was the winner of the archery tournament.