Wednesday, May 29, 2024

“SHOOT HAPPENS!” Sporting Clays Tournament Hits Bullseye at Shreveport Chamber Event

by BIZ Magazine

The air was charged with excitement at the Shreveport Gun Club as clay shooting aficionados gathered for the eagerly anticipated “SHOOT HAPPENS!” 4th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament, presented by the Greater Shreveport Chamber. On Saturday, May 4th, 2024, participants converged for a day of thrills, skills, and a touch of Jedi magic in celebration of Star Wars Day.

Enthusiastic competitors, ranging from seasoned marksmen to first-time shooters, took on the challenge of the course, navigating through intricate layouts and testing their aim against airborne clay targets. Embracing the spirit of Star Wars, participants tapped into their inner Jedi, honing their focus and precision to tackle surprise targets strategically placed throughout the course in the Death Star Demolition Derby. Laughter and cheers reverberated across the grounds as participants relished the exhilaration of the sport.

After a day of spirited competition, the leaderboard revealed the standout performers:

Top Three Teams:
1st Place Team: Jack McCrocklin and the Blue Suede Shoes Team
2nd Place Team: Rick Githens and the Lost Pair
3rd Place Team: Adam Jones and Jones Bushhoggin

Top Female Shooter: Laura Harvard
Top Male Shooter: Neil Harvard
Top Female (Youth) Shooter: Allyson Prothro
Top Male (Youth) Shooter: Conner Landreneaux

The event’s success was made possible by the generous support of sponsors and volunteers, to whom the Chamber extends its heartfelt appreciation. Key sponsors included Barksdale Federal Credit Union as the Gift Sponsor, Origin Bank as the Lunch on the Range Sponsor, and Brookshire Grocery Company as the Scorecard Sponsor, among others.

The Chamber also extends gratitude to station sponsors such as Crockett Street Trading Company and Generator Supercenter of Shreveport, as well as prize sponsors including Hancock Whitney Bank and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

As the tournament concluded, participants, spectators, sponsors, and volunteers alike were celebrated for their contributions in making “SHOOT HAPPENS!” a standout event on the Greater Shreveport Chamber calendar. Their enthusiasm for clay shooting and unwavering support inspire the Chamber to continue delivering memorable experiences year after year.

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