April 25, 2019

Westside Sporting Grounds
10120 Pattison Rd, Katy, TX

Sporting clays is a shotgun shooting game in which clay pigeons are presented to the gunner in ways that mirror the flight pattern of game birds, or occasionally rabbits, in their natural habitats. Sporting clays is exciting and challenging. The shooting grounds are laid out in stations (also called stands) with each station representing one type of bird or a combination of game: a rabbit and a grouse.

Join us for the annual sporting clays tournament to support the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America's Scouting programs for at-risk youth. This year, the council will invest over $250 in each of our Scouts. Our programs are building stronger citizens by fostering close family relationships through parental involvement in Scouting. Schlumberger is the title sponsor. Based on demand, we have expanded to include 100 teams.

Registration

Registration opens in February.

 2018 Pictures      2018 Brochure

Donate Auction Items

Cory Kruse, one of Aguila's pro shooters, will attend the event

The Sam Houston Area Council is grateful for the continued partnership with Aguila Ammunition. They have renewed their support as our Ammunition Sponsor.

Team Sponsorship Levels

The tournament uses a four-person team format. Teams can be made up of male, female, youth, adult, pro class shooters, beginner shooters, or a combination.

Gold Sponsor $15,000 Supports a one-year program for an in-school Scouting unit (40 youth) Base Package* plus a full-page ad in the program booklet, website listing, sponsor banner, mulligans for each shooter, shooting game tickets for each shooter, vendor tent and additional four-person team (eight shooters total), Premier Shooter gifts, one raffle ticket book per shooter, and underwriting of a silent and live auction item with recognition.
Eagle Team  $10,000 Supports a program for a ScoutReach^ unit for one-year (25 youth) Base Package* plus a full-page ad in the program booklet, website listing, sponsor banner, mulligans for each shooter, shooting game tickets for each shooter, vendor tent and additional four-person team (eight shooters total).
Life Team $7,500 Supports a program for a ScoutReach^ unit for ½-year (25 youth) Base Package* plus a ¾-page ad in the program booklet, website listing, sponsor banner, mulligans for each shooter, shooting game tickets for each shooter.
Star Team  $5,000 Supports 20 youth with a one-year Scouting program Base Package* plus a ½ page ad in the program booklet, website listing, sponsor banner.
Tenderfoot Team  $3,000 Supports 12 youth with a one-year Scouting program Base Package* plus a ¼-page ad in the event program, website listing, station sponsor sign.
Scout Team $2,000 Supports eight youth with a one-year Scouting program Base Package* which includes four-person team, golf cart, company name in the event program and shooter gift.
First Class Shooter $500 Supports two youth with a one-year Scouting program One individual shooter.

*All shooters will receive a lunch, refreshments, reception, recognition item, and the opportunity to participate in shooting games and the live and silent auction. The base package includes a four-person team, golf cart, company name in the event program.

^Scoutreach is an after-school Scouting program for our youth right at their school. The Scouts receive all of the same opportunities as a traditional unit, including monthly campout, summer camp, pinewood derbies and community service. Qualified volunteers, call the Scoutreach Corps, assist paid program specialists with teaching providing Scouts with high-quality Scouting experiences in elementary, middle schools, and community centers throughout the greater Houston area. Sam Houston Area Council is committed to making Scouting accessible to youth that may not be able to join a traditional unit. 

Auction Items

Auction items can be donated. Team Sponsors can also underwrite silent and auction items.

Non-shooting Sponsorships

Raffle Gun Sponsor $10,000 Sponsor 10 guns to be given away for the gun raffle, recognition in the event program, website listing, sponsor banner.
Shooter Gift Sponsor $10,000 Underwrites shooter gifts that will be presented to each team, recognition in the event program, website listing, sponsor banner.
Beverage Sponsor $10,000 Recognition in the event program, website listing, sponsor banner.
Food Sponsor $10,000 Recognition in the event program, website listing, sponsor banner.
Ammo Sponsor $7,500 Recognition in the event program, website listing, sponsor banner.
Raffle Sponsor $5,000 Sponsor multiple raffle items and name recognition with those items, recognition in the event program, sponsor banner.
Course Sponsor $3,500 Recognition in the event program; banner placed on course; logo on all course score cards and golf carts.
Square Gun Sponsor $1,500 Underwrites square game gun with name recognition.
Contribution only   For those who wish to contribute, but can't participate

Shooting Rules

  1. All guns remain unloaded at all times, until in the shooting cage and pointed downrange.  Load only when station is clear and safe.
  2. Treat all guns as though they are loaded, never pointing at anything you do not wish to destroy.
  3. Actions open or the breech cracked to show the gun is unloaded, until you are ready to use it.
  4. Never load more than two shells at a time for Sporting Clays Tournament or other shotgun games.
  5. Be aware of what’s beyond the target. If there’s any doubt, don’t shoot.
  6. After shooting all your targets make sure your action is open BEFORE you turn around to step out of the cage.
  7. Shot sizes larger than 7½, 8 or 9 are not allowed. No dram equivalent of more than three drams, or more than 1½ ounce of shot will be allowed.
  8. Use the proper gauge ammunition in your gun. Don’t improvise or carry shells of different gauges together.
  9. Absolutely no consumption of alcohol will be allowed on the course, including spectators.
  10. Eye and ear protection is mandatory for everyone on the course, including spectators.
  11. No unsupervised children on the range.
  12. No unleashed dogs on the range.
  13. Never load or touch the trap machines for any reason.
  14. Personal carts, gators, rhinos, mules, and other modes of transportation such as those listed are welcome. Four wheelers and motorcycles are not allowed on, or around the course.
  15. Stay on the pathways both in vehicles and walking.
  16. Any activity deemed unsafe will not be tolerated.

Scoring

Tournament organizers will use the Lewis class scoring system for scoring the event.

Trophies will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place for the following classes: A, B and C.

Team and individual team member awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in each of these classes.

 

Tentative Schedule

Every shooter will be provided one flight and 100 clays. During the event, a delicious lunch and light dinner will be provided. A silent and live auction will be held after dinner.

9:30 am Check-in and shooting games open
10:00 am Silent auction opens
11:30 am Lunch service starts
12:15 pm Shooting games close
12:30 pm Safety talk and instructions
12:45 pm Shooting event starts
4:00 pm Reception starts (15 minutes after last shooter finishes)
5:00 pm Silent auction closes
5:15 pm Live auction and gun drawings
6:00 pm Awards presentation 

 

 

 

Live And Silent Auction

There are large live and silent auctions at the event. Around $75,000.00 worth of merchandise will be auctioned off. In the past, items in the auction included golf outings, hunting trips to local lodges, a week at a Colorado condo with airfare, a week in Napa Valley and the California Redwoods with airfare, a dove hunting trip to Argentina with airfare, and much more. It is truly an auction that you will not want to miss.

Raffle Packages: $100 and $250 raffle packages are available; raffle items typically include guns (of all types), art work, golf certificates, restaurant gift certificates, and much more. Come prepared to participate in a top flight raffle and you may go home with a new shotgun of your dreams!

 Auction Donation Form

 

Where does the money go?

Funds raised from the annual Sam Houston Area Council BSA Sporting Clays Tournament go to support the Scouting program in the greater Houston Area. Scouting teaches self-reliance, strength of purpose and conviction of character. These are the values that have guided the Sam Houston Area Council over the years. While there are many youth organizations, including sports, service clubs, fitness and educational programs that help young people, Scouting goes above and beyond by providing activities that:

  • Allows youth to try new things
  • Features a learn-by doing approach
  • Provides service to others
  • Reinforces ethical standards
  • Builds self-confidence and leadership
  • Scouting is filled with fun, adventure and values that last a lifetime.  Men who were Scouts for five or more years as boys are more likely than men with no Scouting to:

- Graduate from college (35% versus 19%)
- Earn higher annual household incomes ($80,000 versus $61,000)
- Have lifelong friendships (89% versus 74%)
- Attend religious services (87% versus 77%)
- Believe helping other should come before one’s own self interest (92% versus 83%)
- Over the past 16 years this event has raised close to $2 million dollars to support the Scouting program in the Greater Houston area.
- Graduate from high school (91% versus 87%)

TV Segment

Modern Shooter, which airs on the Sportsman Channel, featured the Sam Houston Area Council Sporting Clays Tournament. 

Committee Members

Co-Chairs

Mike Kasecky – Schlumberger
Steve Leyh – Leyh, Payne & Mallia, PLLC

Committee

Rick Benavides - SKB Shotguns
Michael Blake - NorthStar Equipment
Bob Burns  - Volunteer
Dan Bowen – Haworth
Greg Carter - Global Drilling
Stephen Carter - Amegy Bank
Greg Christmann – Green Bank
Harold Christmann – Christmann & Company
Mark DeVaney – Amegy Bank
Cletus Dodd – Greenbriar Partners
Kristi Drawe – TxAT/Aguila Ammunition
Jeff Early - Northern Trust Bank
Don Fernbach – Forney Construction
Ken Fickes – Harris County
Jim Goolsby – Tauber Oil Company

Shad  Higdon – Deloitte & Touche LLP
Harris Huguenard - Jackson Walker LLP
Gary Jones – Knight Oil Tools
Harry Leach – Capital Certified Development Corp.
Ryan Murphy - Cobalt International
Margarita Posadas - Volunteer
Bob Roy - CenterPoint Energy
Steve Ryan - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Wendel Skolaski - Cadence Bank
Jim Slack - Slack & Co.
Steve Slezak – Schlumberger
Richard Tauber – Tauber Oil Company
Karen Tellepsen - Volunteer
Dave Weaver – Petrolink

 

Council Contact

Travis Briner
Director of Development
(713) 756-3370
 travis.briner@scouting.org

 

 

Sporting Clays Tournament Sponsors

Title Sponsor


 

Bronze Sponsor

    

     

Ammunition Sponsor


Eagle Sponsor

     

  

Ann Stanislaw

Cynthia & Hershell Cavin 

Life Sponsor

       

Franklin Meyers

Northern Trust

             

     

 

 


Contact

Travis Briner
Director of Development
(713) 756-3370
 travis.briner@scouting.org

 

 

 

 

http://www.samhoustonbsa.org/sporting-clays