For the 11th consecutive year, the prestigious and historic Forest City Gun Club in Savannah will be the site of the Sporting Clays Shoot to be held March 11 for the benefit of Pockets Full of Sunshine (PFS).
Proceeds raised from this event will help grow the Hilton Head Island-based nonprofit organization that creates vocational and social opportunities for adults with disabilities and engages them in the greater island and Bluffton communities.
The event draws shooters of all levels and the venue, which is America’s oldest continuously operating skeet, trap and sporting clays shooting club, is particularly appealing to shooting sports aficionados.
Hilton Head residents Fuzzy Davis and Carol Bartholomew and their committee work tirelessly to create this unique fundraiser, with its authentic atmosphere of spirited camaraderie and competition.
“This annual sporting clays event has an awesome vibe,” said Davis. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how many clays you’ve broken because you are participating and having fun in support of a great cause.”
Barbara Wells, a first time shooter at last year’s event and parent of a special needs adult, said, “It was the best day ever and I will attend every year. Pockets Full of Sunshine has provided our son with endless meaningful opportunities and makes such a difference in his life, so I am very excited to help grow their programs and purpose.”
Participants, sponsors and volunteers are all treated to a one-of-a-kind experience with a full day of food, exhibition, shooting, awards and reception. The day also includes an auction highlighting handcrafted and screen-printed items made by special needs adults.
This year’s gun raffle is the popular Caesar Guerini Tempio Light field gun, featuring a forged action fore-end assembly crafted from a high-tech aluminum alloy.
Raffle tickets are available for $25 each or five for $100. The winner does not need to be present.
The event, which sold out in 2021, is open to shooters of all abilities. Early registration is suggested. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Register online at pocketsfullofsun.org or contact Carol Bartholomew at 843-384-1315.