We are proud and excited to announce that the 2018 Sporting Clays Charity Classic has once again gone off with a BANG!
On Monday, September 24, 2018 MSA – The Safety Company teamed up with Pro Football Alumni to host its second annual Sporting Clays Charity Classic benefiting The Woodlands Foundation. 26 teams ‘pulled’ and ‘hit’ their way through a total of 17 stations at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The event definitely delivered the wow factor we were hoping for.
This year we were fortunate enough to welcome Pro Football Alumus Merril Hoge as the keynote speaker. Participants had the pleasure of hearing from one of the greats, discussing adversity and the strength to overcome, he shared the motivational motto that got him through tough times. According to Hoge, the three words that changed his life were “Find A Way.”
Feeling inspired following the speech, participants then headed out to the course to do some sport shooting. Often described as “golf for shotguns,” sporting clays offers the closest approximation to an in-the-field hunting experience. A sporting clays course can include scenic stations, each with different machine target presentations. One station might send one clay bird straight up and another rolling across the ground, while the next station presents one clay traveling away and the next headed toward the shooter. Morale on the course was thriving, laughs were had, and memories were made.
Our first-place winners, Stanhagen Consulting, LLC shot a 343 combined and were presented with crystal trophies to mark the occasion. Net proceeds from this year’s event allowed us to donate a record breaking $40,000 to The Woodlands Foundation in support of their mission to enrich the lives of children and adults with disability and chronic illness.
Our team is full of gratitude and can’t wait to host our next fundraising event. If you would like to participate in the 2019 MSA/Pro Football Alumni Sporting Clays Charity Classic next year, please feel free to contact us. A sincere ‘Thank you’ to MSA – The Safety Company, Merril Hoge, and The Woodlands Foundation and to all of our sponsors and participants for their generous support. We certainly look forward to next year.