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Clay Shoot early deadline approaches
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A participant from the 2018 clay shoot takes aim at a flying sporting clay down range. This year’s shoot will feature two target shooters at each of the 10 stations and there will also be two-person flurries, which will give shooters an opportunity to practice or compete amongst themselves for bragging rights.

The early bird registration deadline for the Barton Foundation’s Ninth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot is April 3. Registration will still be $75 after the deadline, but lunch will not be included. Lunch will be prepared by Great Western Dining.

The shoot features a 12-station course that complements Camp Aldrich’s landscape. A side game of flurries is also available, which offer participants the opportunity to compete among themselves. The shoot begins at 9 a.m. April 14 with a shotgun start; the last shooters must start the course by 3 p.m. Preregistration is preferred, but not required. Prizes are awarded to the top man, top woman and top youth shooter as well as to the top team of three.

For questions regarding the clay shoot, call 620-792-9306 or visit

The event provides funds for faculty mini-grants. Often faculty members discover opportunities, equipment or other enhancements for their classrooms that will directly impact the learning experience for their students, but due to budget restraints those needs cannot be met without outside support. The annual Clay Shoot has provided more than $86,000 has been awarded to faculty to ensure they deliver the highest level of academic excellence possible for all Barton students.

Shooters can participate as individuals or as three-person teams in a modified 100-target Lewis Class style tournament. This is not a National Sporting Clays Association sponsored event.

Registration includes 100 sporting clays, prizes for the overall winners and Lewis Class winners and chance drawings for gifts. The fee does not include shells, and shooters will need to provide their own. Shooters can bring their ATVs and golf carts.