A “ROAR-ing” success: Carolinas Clay Classic raises $10,000 to empower the disabled
Thursday, May 9, 2019
|The 2019 Carolinas Clay Classic on April 23 featured friendly competition to benefit ROAR Outdoors. At day's end, Team 4 (bottom left) took home the Frost High Overall Team Award.
The inaugural Carolinas Clay Classic on Tuesday, April 23 was met with beautiful skies and happy faces as participants gathered for full day of networking, shooting, and fun at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg, SC. Its $10,000 in proceeds will benefit ROAR Outdoors, an organization dedicated to empowering the disabled to get out and rediscover a love for life after traumatic injury.
Shooters of all skill levels were among nine teams set to walk the 14-station Creek Course. They started the day with a “10-shot practice” sponsored by ISI, followed by the “Long-Bird Challenge” sponsored by Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union. Lunch was provided by the Carolinas Credit Union League and CUNA Mutual Group.
In the afternoon, participants headed out on the course for the team competition. Awards were presented during the Happy Hour sponsored by Frost and ISI. To end the day, attendees learned about ROAR Outdoors from founder Mike Hudson.
Supplementing sponsorships and participant registrations for the long-bird and course competition, proceeds from a silent auction, raffle, and direct donations pushed the total raised for ROAR Outdoors by the Carolinas Clay Classic to more than $10,000. ROAR, which is based in Greer, SC, will to use the funds to improve its current grounds with a stocked pond, wheelchair-accessible trails and archery range.
“The impact is overwhelming and gratitude is beyond measure,” said Mike Hudson. “This is the biggest fundraiser since ROAR started in 2014, and it all will be used to reach even more wheelers.”
The Carolinas Clay Classic would not have been possible without participation by and generous support from: Carolinas Credit Union League, CUNA Mutual Group, myCUmortgage, Vizo Financial, ISI, Frost, GHS FCU, SC Telco FCU, Doeren Mayhew, Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, Fiserv, US Sterling, Creative Builders, Parallel CU Solutions, yourmarketing.co, Group Benefit Strategies, Jim McDaniel, Nick Wodogaza, Palmetto First FCU, Great Eastern Management, Palmetto Citizens FCU, and Secured Advantage FCU.
Save The Date: 2020 Carolinas Clay Classic
Date: May 6, 2020
Location: Rocky Creek Sporting Clays
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