May 12th, 2015
On Monday, May 11, we hosted our first Dollar Energy Fund Sporting Clay Challenge at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Shooting Academy. We were very pleased with the number of participants and overall success of the day, especially considering that this was our first Clay Shoot fundraiser.
Our squads of four gathered at the Shooting Academy lodge between 8 and 10 a.m. to eat breakfast and practice their shots. Participants ranged from experienced shooters to men and women who have never held a gun, all of which were well trained and taken care of by the Shooting Academy staff.
A little after 10 a.m., the squads met their guides for the day and set off on the 100-target course. We caught up with them throughout the morning to snap photos, place some friendly bets and watch them smash clay after clay.
After the shoot, participants gathered in the lodge to watch a video about our upcoming Cool Down for Warmth event and hear a message from our CEO, Chad Quinn.
Afterward, we enjoyed lunch, a silent auction and awards for best shooter, best female shooter, best squad and most honest. The latter went to our good-natured board member, Ron Giulianelli, while best shooter went to Glenn Sieber and best female shooter went to Julie Koczko.
Both Sieber and Koczko shot for team Easley and Rivers, which took home the award for best squad.
All proceeds from the Challenge will be matched by our partnering utility companies and will go directly toward helping Western Pennsylvania families and individuals restore or maintain utility service.
We’re already considering another Sporting Clay Challenge in the fall, so keep your eyes open for that. In the meantime, it’s time for us to focus our full attention on the upcoming Dollar Energy Fund Golf Classic. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 26 and register today!
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