On October 16th, 2015, the Acadiana SCI Chapter of Lafayette, Louisiana held its First Annual Sporting Clays Shoot at the GOL Gun Club, Maurice, LA. More than 100 shooters helped make the event a great success. The chapter event grossed more than $32,000, which will be used to promote the hunting culture and conservation projects in the South Louisiana area known as Acadiana.
Event highlights included local goodie bags and event shirts, breakfast and coffee, a catered Cajun lunch, sweepstakes and door prizes, team trophies, SCI membership information, registration support, podium speakers, event and sponsor signs, an Argentina dove hunt booth, a Wounded War Heroes booth and a team picture station.
The Wounded War Heroes Organization attended and their team of wounded vets enjoyed the outing and the opportunity to be treated like one of the guys. They also raised some much-needed funds for their cause.
SCI Foundation Executive Director Bob Benson, SCI Director Ron Bartels, and Frank Dennis, one our wounded veterans, also attended to show their support.
“This new chapter is off to a fantastic start under the leadership of President Greg Elliott and his wife Missy; as well as a host of dedicated volunteer officers and board members,” said Benson. “Events like these make what SCI and SCI Foundation do to support hunting advocacy and wildlife conservation and outdoor education possible. Support at the local level is indispensable in developing the type of grass roots momentum required to make a real difference,” he said.
“Our first successful fund raising event would not have been possible without the leadership, knowledge and expertise of Les Babin, Chairman of the Sporting Clays Shoot, along with the many volunteers and generous sponsors,” said President Elliott.