Taking Aim at Helping Out

The hills at Northwest Texas Field and Stream Gun Club are alive with the sound of gunfire.

This weekend marks the fifth year the Southwest Rotary Club has hosted a sporting clay shoot.

"There are a lot of golf tournaments, and I think shooting is just kind of a fun thing. Not everybody does it," explained Sally Gray, Membership Chair for the SW Rotary Club.

But these shotgun sharp shooters aren't just taking aim at clay pigeons, they're also helping a good cause.

"The money that we make off this shoot," said Gray,"we put back into our local community, with all the non-profits that we work with."

Non-profit groups like Campfire USA, and local boy scout and girl scout troops.

"What would the non-profits do if [people] wouldn't help them out?" asked Gray, "Everybody has got to pitch in, and this is a fun way to raise money, a fun way to help."

A fun way that is attracting competitors from miles around.

"The three gentlemen that we are shooting with are from Fort Worth," said Gray, "they looked at the website, wanted to shoot some clays and came to Wichita Falls to shoot with us."

And as word continues to spread about their annual sporting clay shoot fundraiser, the men and women of the Southwest Rotary Club said they hope to make each year's shoot a bigger blast than the year before.

Reporter's Notes by Ryan Robertson:

Planning is already underway for next year's sporting clay shoot.

Just like this year, it will take place the first Saturday in March.

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