USA clay shoot breaks records

THE L-363 TEAM CAPTURES THE TOP OVERALL TEAM HONORS with a score of 396. L. to r., Matt Leach, retired Business Manager Richard Eller, Bob Bennington, Ted Critchfield, and Bob Hartung Jr.

Boilermaker-backed event raises $90,000, draws 200

“WHEN THE BOILERMAKERS do something, they do it right,” said Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Executive Director Fred Myers on a warm and breezy day in Kansas City, Mo. this fall.

Myers was addressing nearly 200 shooters from nearly a dozen labor unions, as well as contractors and family members, who participated in the USA’s third annual clay shooting event in Kansas City Oct. 8. His enthusiasm was evident, and for good reason. The number of shooters was the highest ever for the USA, and the event raised a record $90,000 for nationwide conservation efforts.

The Boilermakers union, together with the Union Insurance Group, the Columbia Partners Investment Management Group, and Ullico Insurance Company, hosted the event. More than 40 sponsors — among them Brotherhood Bank & Trust and the Marco Consulting Group — provided attendance prizes and other support.

The shoot took place at the Saddle and Sirloin Club and was set up as a triathlon. Participants shot 50 rounds of sporting clays, 25 rounds of five-stands and 25 rounds of trap.

Local 363 (East St. Louis, Ill.) team members Richard Eller (retired business manager), Matt Leach, Bob Pennington, Ted Critchfield, and Bob Hartung Jr. won the overall team competition with a score of 396. Roofers International President Kinsey Robinson took home the top prize for an individual shooter with a score of 94.

“The Kansas City shoot is one of the best I have ever attended,” said Myers. “Not only did the event raise a record amount of money to support our conservation mission, but it brought together union members from various communities around the region — uniting them for a great cause.”