Video: EMCC Holds 6th Annual Sporting Clays Competition
” This is our 6th annual Sporting Clays tournament. I think we have 76 shooters out here. Which is a full fill. We have 10 stations. It’s a great fundraiser, but it’s also a great friend raiser as well,” said Nick Clark, Vice President of Public Affairs at EMCC.
Shooters from Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Northeast Mississippi put their shotgun skills to the test. Patrick Moore works for Pryor and Morrow, one of the lead sponsors. This is his 4th time taking part in the competition.
“I’m just a hunter but as far as shooting clay I don’t do it. Once a year it’s here so, I don’t take much practice,” said Moore.
But he loves the thrill.
“It’s just fun to be out here enjoying it. It’s better than being in the office, you know and we’re not that good but we’re always having fun,” said Moore.
Sporting Clay has been around for decades. The goal is when the shooter says, “PULL,” you shoot and you aim at your target.
“Sporting Clay is set up so that it tries to stimulate the actual hunting experience. Each team has four shooters and it’s a composite or compiled total of team and individual score. You never know exactly which direction the Clays are coming from so it makes it interesting,” said Clark.
Whether you went home with a trophy or just got a pat on the back for a job well done, each shooter was more than happy to give back to their community.
“The money we raise here, it goes to support EMCC, it goes to support academic programs as well as the Athletic program,” said Clark.
There was also an auction after the competition.