14th annual sporting clay shoot a success

14th annual sporting clay shoot a success

The 14th annual Clays For Kids Sporting Clay Classic took place Saturday, Oct. 12. The shooting event hosted 58 teams over three flights throughout the day. Shooters from all across the area came together to participate in a day of sporting clays.

“We are pleased to report another sell-out event for the seventh year in a row,” said Cindy Westfall, executive director at Beaumont Junior Achievement. “Volunteers from area businesses and industries worked together to make this event the most organized and successful one to date.”

Paul McCormick took first place in the event and was awarded a Texas-shaped trophy and a $50 certificate to Pop Family Popcorn in Beaumont. Casey Hart of Motiva won the raffle and a $1,000 gift card to Gander Mountain.

“The shooters enjoyed beautiful weather, great food and a great competition,” Westfall said. “We appreciate each and every one of our shooters and volunteers for giving up their Saturday to spend with us. We are already hard at work planning our 2013 event.”

About $90,000 was raised, and all proceeds benefit area youth by providing Junior Achievement’s workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs. Locally, Junior Achievement programs will reach 15,000 students during the 2012-13 school year across a nine-county region. For more information, visit www.ja.org.