Sporting Clays

October 14, 2021

Greater Houston Sports Club
6700 McHard Rd.
Houston, TX 77053

Title Sponsor - Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.

Join us for the 24th annual Sporting Clays Tournament to support the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America's Scouting programs. This year, 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. Our programs are building stronger citizens by fostering close family relationships through parental involvement in Scouting. Based on demand, we have expanded to include 100 teams.

                    

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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.

Title Sponsor $30,000  
Gold Sponsor $15,000 Base Package* Name/Company logo on digital billboard at facilities, website listing, sponsor banner, additional four-person team (eight shooters total), hospitality package worth $350+ per shooter including mulligans, shooting game tickets, gifts and one raffle ticket book for each shooter.
Eagle Team  $10,000 Base Package* Name/Company logo on digital billboard at facilities, website listing, sponsor banner, additional four-person team (eight shooters total), hospitality package worth $250+ per shooter including mulligans, shooting game tickets, and one raffle ticket book for each shooter.
Life Team $7,500 Base Package* Name/Company logo on digital billboard at facilities, website listing, and sponsor banner, hospitality package worth $150+ per shooter including mulligans, shooting game tickets, and one raffle ticket book for each shooter.
Star Team  $5,000 Base Package* Name/Company logo on digital billboard at facilities, website listing, and sponsor banner, hospitality package worth $50+ per shooter including mulligans and shooting game tickets.
Tenderfoot Team  $3,000 Base Package* Name/Company logo on digital billboard at facilities, website listing, and station sponsor sign
Scout Team $2,000 Base Package* Name/Company logo on digital billboard at facilities, which includes four-person team, golf cart, on shooter gift.
First Class Shooter $500 One individual shooter including shared golf cart and gifts.

*All shooters will receive 100 targets, ammunitions in either 12 or 20 gauge, lunch, refreshments, reception, recognition item, and the opportunity to participate in shooting games and the live and silent auction. 

Auction Items

Auction items can be donated. 

Shooting Rules

  1. All guns remain unloaded at all times, until in the shooting cage and pointed downrange.  Load only when the 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 are 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: $150 raffle packages are available; raffle items typically include guns (of all types), artwork, 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 others 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 – Volunteer
Ryan Murphy - Beacon Offshore Energy

Committee

Rick Benavides - SKB Shotguns
Adam Blake - Perdue and Kidd
Cory Burkhalter - O'Donnell/Snider Construction
Bill Burns - King and Spalding Law Firm
Stephen Carter - Amegy Bank
Harold Christmann - Christmann Co
Matt Daniel - Skanska
Mark DeVaney - Amegy Bank
Cletus Dodd - Greenbriar Partners
Jeff Early - Northern Trust Bank
Don Fernbach - Forney Construction
Ken Fickes - Harris County
Jessica Forsdick - Lady Clay Shooters, Inc. / Dawson Geophysical
Gail Harrison - Volunteer

Shad  Higdon – Deloitte & Touche LLP
Remko Hinloopen - Diamond Offshore
Eric Johnston - Frost Bank
Nick Jones - Bank of Texas
Harry Leach - Capital Certified Development
Steve Leyh - Leyh Payne & Mallia, PLLC
Lee Lightfoot - Capital CDC
Sean Perry - Austin Industries
Bob Roy - CenterPoint Energy
Anntoinette Sims - Tidewater Inc.
Wendel Skolaski - Frost Bank
Karen Tellepsen - Volunteer           
David Weaver - RigNet

 

Council Contact

Mike Blake
Assistant Director of Development
(713) 865-9120
 mike.blake@scouting.org

 

 

Sporting Clays Tournament Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

 
 

Bronze Sponsor

    

     

Ammunition Sponsor


Eagle Sponsor

     

  

Life Sponsor

       

 

 

 


Contact

Mike Blake
Assistant Director of Development
(713) 659-8111
 Mike.Blake@scouting.org