The 12th Annual Barton Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot will take place April 24 at Camp Aldrich

The Barton Foundation aims to enhance the Barton student experience with its 12th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at Camp Aldrich, 884 NE 110 Ave. in Claflin. Money raised is used for Faculty Mini-Grants, which Barton faculty members can use to purchase items for their classrooms to enhance student learning experiences. The Foundation has awarded $119,644 in mini-grants to date.

Participants can compete as individuals or in teams of three in a modified Lewis Class style tournament. Filming begins at 9 a.m. with a gunshot. Shooters can start the course throughout the day, but must start before 3 p.m. This is not a National Sporting Clays Association sponsored event.

Registration is $85. Those who pre-register before April 8 will receive a free chicken fried steak lunch and a free camo hat.

Entry includes 100 sporting clays, prizes for top winners and Lewis Class winners, and raffles for great giveaways including a portable gas grill with Ellinwood Packing Plant gift card, a 12-gauge Stoeger hunting gear, Oakley rifle scopes and sunglasses, a three-day bow hunt at Camp Aldrich, and more. Shooters will have to provide their own shells. ATVs and golf carts are welcome. Those interested can register at clayshoot.bartonccfoundation.org.

Linden Target Sports will take care of the logistics and provide the equipment. The company designed a course to complement the beautiful scenery of Camp Aldrich, which sits on 290 acres of sand hills and wilderness areas located two miles north of Highway 156 between Claflin and the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Preserve. The camp has at least 70 species of wildflowers and grasses, 57 different types of birds, deer, turkeys and various other animals; some of which are on the endangered species list.

“This event allows the Foundation to provide excellent support in our classrooms to enhance student learning experiences,” said Lindsey Bogner, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. “Last year we were able to fund all mini-grant applications thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, shooters and guests. This year we hope to do the same!

For more information, contact Donna McCormick at [email protected] or (620) 792-9306.

Major sponsors: Barton Community College; Rob and Trisha Dove; electric Hammeke; P&S security; Pryor Inc. Automatic Fire Sprinklers

12-gauge shotgun sponsors: MPIRE overhead door; Ricker Seeds LLC

20-gauge shotgun sponsors: Craig and Jolene Biggs; First Bank of Kansas; Grand Bend Grandstand; M&M equipment; Mayo Money Management; Panzer insurance; Spectrum CPA Partners LLC.

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