Hunters for the Hungry Seventh Annual Sporting Clays Event


            The Hunters for the Hungry program held its seventh annual Sporting Clays Benefit Shoot on Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th.  The event was held at the Edmunds Farms Sporting Clays facility at Elm Hill Farm off River Road in Halifax, VA.

 The event was another success raising over $2,500, which will be utilized to process and distribute venison to needy families in the Halifax, South Boston, and surrounding areas as well as the entire state for the remainder of the year. This amount of funding will allow the program to process and distribute over 12,500 four-ounce servings of this high protein nutritious meat to those less fortunate.

A total of 35 shooters participated in the event, which included 100 rounds of clays per shooter on two exciting and challenging courses. At the conclusion of the shoot, participants were divided into three classes, A, AA, and AAA, with awards going to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category. The following is a list of winners in each category, but as one shooter put it, "Everyone was a winner who helped raise these monies to provide for those in need."

Awards were presented in these respective classes. Class A: First Place – Mike King, South Boston, VA  Second Place –  Eric Morris, South Boston, VA, Third Place – Tom Napier, Ruther Glen, VA; Class AA: First Place – Corey Shornak, Chesterfield, VA Second Place – Mike Geisinger, Halifax, VA, Third Place – Gary Arrington, Bedford, VA;  Class AAA:  First Place – Clarence Morris, South Boston, VA.,  Second Place – Bob Seat, South Boston, VA, Third Place – Jeff Atkins, Farmville, VA.

Below is the Second Place Winner in the A Class - Eric Morris of South Boston, VA and Third Place Winner - Tom Napier of Ruther Glen, VA

Not pictured is First Place Winner Mike King of South Boston

Pictured below are the First Place Winner in AA Class - Corey Shornak of Chesterfield, VA and Third Place Winner - Gary Arrington of Bedford, VA

Not shown is the Second Place Winner - Mike Geisinger of Halifax, VA

Below is the photo for the winners in the AAA class Shown is the First Place Winner - Clarence Morris of South Boston, VA and Third Place Winner - Jeff Atkins of Farmville, VA.

Not shown is the second place winner Bob Seat of South Boston in this class

Special thanks go to Mr. James Edmunds for allowing the use of his facility and for his overall support of this event again this year and his support of the Hunters for the Hungry program. We also want to recognize and thank Mr. Clarence Morris and Dwayne Martin for coordinating registrations and all shooting activities. Additionally, we want to thank the following sponsors who helped make this year's event another success: Delegate James Edmunds, Halifax, VA; Mac Ragan Auto Service, South Boston, VA; Halifax Area Chapter - NWTF; Dr. Edward Purvis, MD, South Boston; Dr. William “Bill” MacCarty, South Boston, VA; Dr. Stephen Ausband, Halifax, VA; Climate Control Systems, Inc., South Boston, VA; Waltz Engineered Sales, Inc., Newport News, VA; Electric Service Company, South Boston, VA; Jesse and Roseanne Zamudio, Madison, VA; Lone Star Construction, Madison, VA.

 For more information about this and other Hunters for the Hungry events or about how one can help this charitable program, please contact Hunters for the Hungry at P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA  24526 or call 1-800-352-4868.