The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America will be hosting their 13th annual sporting clays tournament at the Bradford Gun Club in Pennsylvania.
"A really good time was had by over 90 competitors that came from three states last year, and more of the same is in store for this year," said Mike Schuler, tournament chairman from Bradford. "This is a terrific way to come out and support the scouts, enjoy the event and the sport, partake in a buffet luncheon, and win great prizes, as well as get in on the drawings."
Registration is between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday. The day will conclude with prizes awarded in 17 positions, for custom-engraved Zippo lighters. The cost of the event is $50, which includes 50 sporting clays, awards, prizes and a buffet lunch. Shooters of all ages and skill levels are invited to join in the day, and walk-ins are welcome. Female shooters are also welcome, and is one of the awards categories. Scoring is done by skill level, so everyone has a good chance of winning a top award.
"There will be other drawings and super prizes for competing which make for a really fun day. Scouts from the Gun Club's Venture Crew will be assisting in the scoring and as guides. It gives the participants a chance to meet some of teenagers in the program," said Tom Kelly from Ripley, a longtime scout leader and member of the organizing committee.
"Helping to put the event together many years ago got me interested in the sport," said Greg Souchik from Lewis Run, Pa. "Now sporting clays has become a favorite hobby of mine. It really is a good time and this event has a lot of great folks involved helping the scouts. You don't want to miss it."
For more information, call Schuler at 814-368-4819; Kelly at 736-4386; Greg Souchik at 814-3622642; the Scout Service Center at 665-2697; or visit the boy scout council webpage at www.alleghenyhighlands.org.