Our semi-annual Sporting Clays Fundraiser is always a great day for friends and supporters to enjoy an adventurous day in the country away from the hustle of the city – and our recent spring outing was no exception.
“There’s nothing like enjoying a beautiful Friday away from the office with some great friends and Committee members,” said Robert Catalano. “It’s a great time to socialize and enjoy competition amongst friends & family.”
Sponsored by JDP Mechanical, this event raised $135,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
After a bitter winter, the 32 squads were welcomed by beautiful weather on the grounds of Orvis Sandanona – which is recognized worldwide as one of the best courses in the country.
Participants started off the day with a hearty breakfast before setting off on the 25-stand course. After several hours of shooting and laughter, it was time to add up the scores and see who would take first, second, and third during the lunch program.
Thanks to Raineri Jewelers, Beretta, Bay Harbor Motors and Orvis Sandanona, guests also had the opportunity to win some great raffle prizes, including a Rolex watch, a Beretta shotgun, and a brand new Polaris ATV.
And all guests walked away with a special ten year anniversary fleece thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, JDP Mechanical Inc.
The first ever Spring Sporting Clays event was held in 2011, and became so popular that a second fall event was added in 2015.
“The reason why we have two events a year now is because it’s such a great event that once you come you are hooked,” shared Nick Raineri, who first brought the idea of this event to the organization. “You come the first year as a guest, the second year you are taking a foursome.”
That was certainly the case for Todd Marcus, who has been attending since the very first one. “That’s actually what got me involved with Kids for Kids. I was invited to this event by one of the Founders of the Committee. I had so much fun here that I wanted to join the foundation.”
Todd is now an Event Co-Chair on the Committee.
The next Sporting Clays Fundraiser is set for October 12, 2018.
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