March 6, 2020
Story by Brandon Steinert
The Barton Community College Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot has become a staple in the event schedule of avid sportsmen across Kansas and several neighboring states. The 11th annual shoot is set for Sunday, April 19 at Camp Aldrich with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Shooters must start the course by 3 p.m.
It also serves as a unique way to advertise a business or honor a loved one while enhancing the quality of education offered to Barton students. Five sponsorship levels are available from $150 to $1,500 that garner different degrees of visibility for supporters. The deadline for the higher level sponsorships has passed, but station sponsorships can still be purchased for $150 by contacting the Foundation office at (620) 792-9306.
The event provides funds for faculty mini-grants. Often faculty members discover opportunities, equipment or other enhancements for their classrooms that will directly impact the learning experience for their students, but due to budget restraints those needs cannot be met without outside support. The annual Clay Shoot has provided almost $100,000 to faculty to help them deliver a high quality learning experience for all Barton students.
Register to shoot
The shoot features a 12-station course that complements Camp Aldrich’s landscape. Shooters may register as individuals or as teams of three. A side game of flurries is also available, which offer participants the opportunity to compete among themselves. The shoot begins at 9 a.m. with a shot-gun start; the last shooters must start the course by 3 p.m. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. Lunch is included for those who register before April 8. Additional lunches may be purchased for $11, but reservations for those lunches is preferred.
For questions regarding the clay shoot, call the Foundation office at (620) 792-9306 or visit clayshoot.bartonccfoundation.org.
- $75 registration fee – eye and ear protection must be worn while on the course.
- Registration includes 100 rounds of sporting clays – ammunition is not included.
- No age limit.
- Prizes for high scores for men, women youth and team.
- Chance drawings.
- Team Flurries.
- Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register by April 8.
- A limited number of lunches will be available to purchase the day of the shoot.
Rob & Trisha Dove
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Pryor Automatic Fire Sprinkler, Inc.
12 Gauge Shot Gun Sponsors
Ricker Seeds, LLC
20 Gauge Shot Gun Sponsors
First Kansas Bank
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