BRADFORD, Pa. - The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America will be hosting their 14th annual Sporting Clays Tournament at the Bradford Gun Club in Pennsylvania.
"A really good time was had by over 90 sportsmen that came from three states last year, and more of the same is in store for this year. This is a terrific way to come out and support the scouts and enjoy the event and the sport. This is one of the best course layouts in the Twin Tiers that shooters are sure to be challenged on. Come on out and partake in a hearty buffet luncheon, win great prizes, as well as get in on the drawings," said tournament chairman Mike Schuler, from Bradford.
The date of the event is Saturday, Feb. 22, with check-in at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The day will conclude with prizes awarded in 17 positions, for custom-engraved Zippo lighters.
"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 great teenagers in the program," said Tom Kelly from Ripley a longtime scout leader and member of the organizing committee.
Greg Souchik from Lewis Run, Pa., and owner of Allegheny Arsenal in Bradford, said, "Sporting clays has become a favorite hobby of mine, and helping with this event got me hooked on the sport years ago. 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."
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. Scoring is done by skill level.
For more information, call Mike Schuler 814-368-4819; Tom Kelly 36-4386; Greg Souchik 814-3622642 ; the Scout Service Center. 665-2697; or visit the boy scout council webpage at www.alleghenyhighlands.org for the participation flyer and details.