Place of Hope introduces a new recreational fundraiser with its Inaugural Sporting Clays Invitational Fun Shoot, which combines the competition of clay shooting with supporting a worthwhile cause – assisting foster children.
“We are excited to be hosting the Place of Hope Fun Shoot,” said Doug Vine, general manager of the South Florida Shooting Club. “It's a great opportunity for all of us to have some fun and be a part of raising money for such a great cause in our community. We encourage everyone to come out and join us, while getting a taste of sporting clays and benefiting the Place of Hope.”
Clay shooting is the art of shooting at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets, with a shotgun. The activity, which requires patience, timing and coordination, is growing in popularity as a fundraising event among outdoor enthusiasts.
“Clay shoots are now being used for political fundraisers and charities of all sorts; there are youth shoots, beginner shoots and women’s shoots. Sporting clays started in the early 1980s and has spread worldwide faster in popularity than golf at the beginning of the 20th century. It’s a very engaging sport. Breaking a clay target is as exciting as hitting the greens on your fairway shot,” said Simpson, an avid golfer. “I have not met one person who I’ve introduced to sporting clays who didn’t love it, not one. It takes some time, but as soon as you hit your first clay, you will jump for joy, and it will 100 percent spark your interest.”