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June 8, 2015

Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Classic Draws Record Number of Attendees

Yearly sporting clay competition attracts top competitors from across Pennsylvania, youth shooters help usher in next generation of wildlife supporters

Seven Springs, PA - Completing just its fourth year, the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation's Annual Sporting Clay Classic has grown into a can't-miss event for some of Pennsylvania's sharpest marksmen and women. A record-high 87 shooters competed on Friday, May 22, 2015 in the competition under sunny skies at the Seven Springs Sporting Clay Facility in Seven Springs, PA. Through generous donations and sponsorships, thousands of dollars' worth of prizes and raffle items were also awarded to participants and spectators.

Shooters were grouped into personally-selected and randomized teams of four to tackle the challenging course, which tests patience and precision. Each shooter received 100 rounds with awards given based on Lewis Class Scoring. Prizes were awarded in two categories - overall and youth - to the top overall shooters, top shooters in each class and best teams.

    The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation congratulates the 2015 award winners:

  • High Overall - James Brown
  • Youth High Overall - Matt Koluder
  • High Overall Team - Don Fetterolf, Mike Fetterolf, John Centi, Traci Greenholt
  • High Overall Youth Team - Jason Walko, Joe Miller, Joshua Heinbaugh, Andrew Baird

The foundation's popular live auction featured an African Safari, a collectible gun, a custom gun, HomeWaters Club overnight fly fishing package and tickets for a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game.

"There is great support for wildlife here in Pennsylvania," said the foundation's Executive Director Vern Ross. "We are also excited in the investment made by sponsors in the next generation of wildlife supporters."

Five teams of youth shooters (ages 17 & under) participated. The WHM Group, Frailey Insurance - Financial Services, Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park and the Pennsylvania Game Commission sponsored teams of youth shooters. The event has quickly become an outlet for passionate wildlife supporters and organizations to demonstrate support for educational and habitat enhancement projects throughout Pennsylvania.

Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation was established to provide permanent private support for wildlife habitat enhancement, wildlife research and education, land preservation and for the establishment of a Wildlife Education and Research Center in State College, PA. The Foundation celebrates the rich heritage of Pennsylvania wildlife, habitat and sportsmen and sportswomen. To date, Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation has provided over two million dollars for habitat improvements and educational programs throughout Pennsylvania.

Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Foundation. More information about the foundation's projects can be found at www.wildlifeforeveryone.org.

Contact:
info@wildlifeforeveryone.org
814-238-8138

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