FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Quail Creek Plantation
12399 Northeast 224 Street
Okeechobe, FL 34972
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of South Florida will hold its 1st Annual Clays for a Cause Tournament on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the famous Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee, Florida. Join us for a day full of prizes and shooting clays all to beneﬁt the children and families of the Ronald McDonald House of South Florida.
The tournament will consist of one ﬂight with 100 targets per participant. Prizes will be awarded to the ﬁrst, second and third place teams. There are many ways to participate, either as a sponsor, participant, volunteer or by donating items for the auction and raﬄe.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of South Florida operates two Ronald McDonald Houses to assist families with seriously or critically ill children receiving treatment at South Florida pediatric hospitals. The House provides all of the comforts of home: comfortable beds, family kitchens, laundry facilities and play areas.
The service Ronald McDonald House Charities® provides families is as unique as it is important – as no other charity meets these compelling needs. Please join us to help continue this vital service. Your participation is much appreciated.
What is Sporting Clays?
With its roots coming from England, sporting clays is the closest thing to actual ﬁeld shooting of all shotgun sports. Rather than having clay birds thrown from standardized distances and angles as with skeet or trap, sporting clays courses are designed to simulate the hunting of ducks, pheasants, other upland birds, and even rabbits. Targets may be thrown from literally any angle or distance to simulate wingshooting, and six diﬀerent sizes of clay targets are used to further give the shooter the experience of actual hunting conditions.
Sporting clays is typically shot in squads of two to six people and played over a course of 10 to 15 shooting stations laid around ﬁelds or around the natural features of the land. The course designer is not limited in target speed, angle, or distance, so every course is diﬀerent.
The most common target used in sporting clays is the clay that is used in skeet and trap. But sporting clays also uses specialty targets to introduce the illusion of speed or distance in the eye of the shooter, moving at speeds or in the ways of game birds. All can be thrown as singles or pairs.
What are the Basic Rules?
As in golf, the rules of sporting clays become more speciﬁc, and therefore more restrictive, as the level of competition increases. There are a few basic rules, however, that deﬁne the sport:
- The shooter may start with a low gun or a pre-mounted gun when calling for the target.
- Only two shells may be loaded.
- If doubles are thrown and both are broken with one shot, both are counted as kills.
8:00 – 9:30 am
Registration and continental breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s
9:30 – 10:00 am
Mandatory safety meeting for all shooters
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Lunch, Awards and Special Recognition