ACC sponsored a shooting team consisting of Kevin Barkley (Macon-Bibb County Solid Waste Director), Penny & Michael Snipes (Laurens County Solid Waste Management Authority Director) and Joel Scott (ACC) on April 14, 2014 at the TaTa Bang Bang presented by Shooting Sports for Cancer, Inc. Sporting Clays was the play of the day at this fundraiser “to end late stage breast cancer by providing funds to local not-for-profit community hospitals for screening and diagnostic testing for breast cancer diagnoses." This is a special cause for the Snipes’ as Michael’s Mother passed from this disease. Michael honored his Mom at the event with a tee-shirt specially prepared for him by a friend that knew his Mom.
Although the ACC team did not “place” in any of the Lewis Class scored event, team members had a grand time. Intra-team competition came down to the last of 15 stations where three of the competitors were within 1 “bird” of each other. At this station one of the team members reminded the team sponsor that this was a “client” shoot and the team sponsor missed 4 of the final 8 birds, leaving the door open for the “clients” to win the intra-team competition. However, the team sponsor did post a career high score and is excited about shooting again.
This was a worthy event with many 4-person teams involved. There were 2 flights: one at 9:00 AM and another at 2:00 PM. Although there were a couple of spaces left in the first flight, the second flight was packed full with 54 teams. After the second flight, there was a celebratory dinner (low country boil), a live auction, raffle for prizes, and devotions. Raffle winners included our team’s Penny Snipes, who made off with a new climbing deer stand.
This is an annual event at the Meadows Gun Club and Shooting School, so we are looking forward to shooting again next year. Click here for more information.