An event set for March 30 at Baygall Sporting Clays will help fund a scholarship, said Bulloch County Horseman’s Association President Rachel Selph.
The Broken Clay event includes clay shooting tournament, a turkey shoot, silent auction, food and tee shirt sales, she said.
Funds raised will help with a scholarship BCHA, Inc. hopes to award to a youth equestrian member at the end of the membership year, she said.
The BCHA Inc. mission statement “speaks of education to the local community, so we are getting back to that in more than one way,” Selph said. “Youth that are involved in equestrian sports and hobbies are some of the hardest working kids you will ever meet. Not only do they participate in other extracurricular activities, they maintain good grades, volunteer with other organizations, and have social lives. They should be recognized and awarded for their hard work and dedication.”
The Horseman’s Association will get a portion of proceeds, she said.
“Baygall Sporting Clays has been kind enough to let us use their famous facility to host a shooting tournament. We are making a percentage off each shooter, team, lunch ticket, and tee shirt sold. We’ve got several teams; youth and adult, individual shooters, and spectators signed up already.”
Baygall Sporting Clays “opened a second course in February, so there is no such thing as too many shooters,” she said.
Trophies will be awarded at the end of the day. Participants are coming in from all over the region, she said.
Selph said the group hopes to make the shooting tournament an annual event.
For the March 30 fundraiser, competition starts at 9 a.m. with the turkey shoot during lunch. The silent auction will run from morning through lunch, and the awards ceremony will be when all scores are tallied.
“it is definitely going to be one of the most affordable shoots ever offered at Baygall.” Selph said. “We are excited! You can sign up when you get there. We have pre-registration available but anyone is welcome to sign up Saturday morning, teams or individuals.
“We’re looking forward to a day of great sportsmanship and good ole southern hospitality for these generous folks helping us raise funds.”
To pre-register or for more information, go to facebook.com/Bulloch County
Horseman’s Association, Inc. You may also call 912-531-1961 or send email to Nadine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.