DALLAS, TEXAS – May 6, 2016 – The seventh annual State Fair of Texas (SFT) Shooting for the Stars Sporting Clay Shoot was the most successful tournament yet. A record-breaking $73,000 was raised at the April event with all proceeds going directly to the SFT Youth Livestock Auction and Scholarship Program.
“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this year’s event,” says Daryl Real, senior vice president of Livestock and Agriculture for the State Fair of Texas. “We surpassed our goals again this year and are very excited about the continued growth of the sporting clay tournament.”
One hundred percent of the money given at this event goes to support the Youth Livestock Auction and Scholarship Program. This program supports students from across the Lone Star State who have competed in State Fair youth livestock events, as well as students from five DISD high schools in the Fair Park area.
More than 200 shooters on 44 teams competed at the event held at the Dallas Gun Club, with first place teams from three courses recognized. The Quail Coalition team placed first on the green course. The Park Cities Quail team placed first overall on the blue course. The Long Straw Ranch team placed first on the red course. Michael McBee was the first place individual shooter on the green course. First place individual shooter on the blue course was Ryan T. Smith and first place individual shooter on the green course was Stan Perry. All first place winners received a trophy and a prize pack.
A special thanks to the following organizations and individuals:
Catering provided by Atmos Energy, Pepe and Mito’s Mexican Restaurant and Newport Concessions.
Beverages and snacks donated by: Ben E. Keith, Coca-Cola, Lady Walton’s Gourmet Cookies, Miller Ice and Winston Water Cooler.
Side game and gear sponsors were Turner Construction and Lone Star Ag Credit.
Gratis sponsors were Eagle Audio, Freeman Company and Grapevine Golf Cars.
Shooting station sponsors include: ACT Event Services, Atmos Energy, Bobcat Contracting, Cabela’s, Driver Pipeline, Frost Bank, Heritage Land Bank, Housely Group, Lackey Hershman, Larrett Energy Services, MIINC Mechanical, Native Solutions and RDO Equipment.
Learn more about the SFT Youth Scholarship Program at BigTex.com/scholarship.