What do you get when you get a bunch of Rotarians with shotguns and clay pigeons flying all over the place together? A lot of money raised for local charities and a whole bunch of fun! The 2016 Rotary Club of Brandon's Bustin' Clays Sporting Clay Shoot at Fish Hawk Sporting Clays on Saturday, September 24th was a tremendous success as the club raised over $8,000 for causes throughout the Greater Brandon area.
With the morning safety tips and pleasantries out of the way, ear and eye protection firmly in place and shotguns loaded, it was all business for the shooters and their teams. One by one each took a turn knocking down the orange discs hurling from angles and directions only a trained eye could follow. The thunderous bellow of each shot was only matched by the mixture of gun smoke and clay shrapnel scattered throughout the shooting stations, each team doing their best to come out on top and claim bragging rights for a year.
When it was all said and done, several teams were in the hunt for the top prize, and only one shooter could claim top shot honors. This year's top shooter was our very own Joe Campoamor who just missed a perfect score!
It was great to have local businesses support the shoot with our top sponsors Brandon Regional Hospital, Bank of Tampa and Rivard Buick GMC stepping up to sponsor the event. Also, big thanks to Chick-fil-A and Bubbaque's for providing breakfast and lunch, respectively.
Huge kudos to Ryan Burley and Chris McGuire for organizing the event and making sure that everyone had a great time. Finally, a big thank you to all of our volunteers that invested time to help things run smoothly and provide a fun experience for all who attended.