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Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation hosts inaugural Sporting Clay Shoot

Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation hosts inaugural Sporting Clay Shoot
August 31
12:13 2021

The Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation’s recent Sporting Clay Shoot earlier this month not only generated attention for the foundation and its upcoming projects, but it also awarded prizes to the winners of the competitions.

The shoot, held on Aug. 14, had four divisions: 16 and under, Ladies, General, and Vintage. For the 16 and under, the top three places were awarded belt buckles donated by Stephens County Farm Bureau, 40 Something Cowgirls and MLR Graphics. The top finisher in the other three divisions were awarded gun cases customized with this year’s logo, compliments of Jeannie Curtis-Karl.

The winners were:

  • 16 and under: 1st place, Parks Gill; 2nd place, Brayden Willis; 3rd place, Tristen Myers;
  • Ladies Division: Sonia Sikes;
  • General Division: Austin Sublett;
  • Vintage Division: Kyle Yeates.

The 10-station course professionally set up by Retriever Sporting Clays of Fort Worth featured traps to mimic all different types of hunting game. One station in particular was very different from the others. The GNAT station featured a remote controlled airplane with Tannerite pods on the underside that the shooters had to hit. The GNAT added a new level of excitement not seen in traditional sporting clay shoots.

Additionally, there were food trucks and spectators.

This fundraiser was held to benefit the Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation. Some of the Foundation’s recent projects include new flooring for the hospital, remodeling of patient rooms, giving scholarships to graduating seniors, and most recently, helping with the cost of installing a new roof on the building that contains Dr. Goodall’s House.

“We are already planning on how to make the event even bigger and better next year,” said Chris Curtis, director of new business for Stephens Memorial Hospital.

The GNAT station at the Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation’s recent sporting clay shoot fundraiser featured a remote controlled airplane with Tannerite pods on the underside that the shooters had to hit. The GNAT added a new level of excitement not seen in traditional sporting clay shoots. (Photo courtesy of Chris Curtis/SMH)

Brayden Willis and Parks Gill placed second and first, respectively,  in the 16-and-under category in the sporting clay shoot. (Photo courtesy of Chris Curtis/SMH)

Tristen Myers placed third in the 16-and-under category in the sporting clay shoot. (Photo courtesy of Chris Curtis/SMH)

The top finishers in the Ladies, Vintage and General divisions were Sonia Sikes, Kyle Yeates and Austin Sublett, respectively. (Photo courtesy of Chris Curtis/SMH)

The Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation’s inaugural Sporting Clay Shoot was sponsored by several local businesses. Planning is already underway for next year’s event. (Photo courtesy of Chris Curtis/SMH)

 

Cutline, top photo: The Stephens Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Sporting Clay Shoot included four categories, and prizes were awarded in each category. (Photo courtesy of Chris Curtis/SMH)


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