On Sunday, April 23 a record number of registrants competed in the 8th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot sponsored by the Barton Community College Foundation. The weather was perfect and the course set up by Linden Target Sports of McPherson was once again laid out for optimum precision with the enjoyment of the shooters in mind. The day was filled with fun, fellowship and a delicious lunch prepared by Great Western Dining.
This year 40 sponsors, comprising of both cash and gift-in-kind donations made this event possible. 174 participants competed for top score prizes (man, woman, youth and team) as well as prizes in ten Lewis classes. For those who chose to compete in the optional flurries event (30 extra shots for teams of two described as “load fast, shoot fast”), more prizes were available.
Once again, this year’s event raised over $10,000 to fund faculty mini-grants. These funds are awarded from proposals submitted by Barton faculty with the requirement that all funds shall be used to assist with classroom enhancements which directly benefit the learning experience of Barton students.
We want to thank every sponsor, donor, shooter and volunteer that made this event possible – it absolutely would not have been possible without each and every one of them.
Be sure to mark your calendars for next year's event, scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2018.
Check out images on Flickr from the event, or video on YouTube.
Men: Carson Kettlehake, Larned, KS
Women: Eileene Duryee, Ellinwood, KS
Youth: Anthony Moshier, Hoisington, KS
Team: J. L. Evins, Matt Mildenberger, and Troy Sporer, all of Oakley, KS
View the full list of results.