Sporting clay shoots are one of the hottest and fastest-growing fundraising events in the country. But ours has a slight twist: We innovated the Sporting Clay Shoot fundraising event model where—instead of paying an entry fee—each shooter raises money through personal sponsors prior to the event date.
For instance, consider our inaugural sporting clay event which took place in a small, rural Alabama community for a small school. Despite humble means of income community-wide, this school raised $92,000. Or consider the small Amish ministry in Pennsylvania that raised $128,000 on their Champion Group sporting clay shoot! In fact, such events have drawn extensive media coverage because of their exciting nature, further increasing the awareness of mission and attracting more donors.
We can help you seamlessly host this fun and unique fundraising event. The clay shoot fundraiser might just be the perfect event for your organization. Continue reading to learn more!
Sporting clay shoots are a type of skeet-shooting event where participants use shotguns to shoot small, round hard-clay targets launched into the air by throwing machines. At most sporting clay facilities, targets are launched by remote-controlled throwers. Sporting clay events are very similar to golf, and were initially inspired by the sport.
Like golf, shooters typically play in groups of four, and ride four-person golf carts specially fitted with gun racks. In another nod to its inspiration, shooters keep score with a scorecard and—in a single course—typically shoot from 15–20 station positions (similar to 18 holes). Typical shoots involve either 50 targets or 100 targets per participant.
Sporting clays are often a far better adult fundraising event option than golf tournaments. In golf, only 15% of adults can play golf, which means that an organization could exclude up to 85% of its support base. With sporting clays, 100% of your participants can pull a trigger! Plus, you can opt for unique prizes, gifts, and trophies to further incentivize people to participate. This kind of event is a fun way to raise money while learning who's the sharpshooter among you!
Sporting clay events are very safe, and more often than not, the most enthusiastic participants are first-time shooters. Because most people have never participated in a clay shoot, sporting clay events have high appeal and intrigue to many people. This is a fun event that really gets your adrenaline pumping. While some shooting sports might have a steep learning curve, clay shooting lets you safely blast away clay targets while enjoying a leisure-filled day full of food, prizes, and more.
Most of our sporting clay events involve men and women, including those who have never shot a gun before. In addition, most of our events also appeal to families, with many parent-teen pairs present. If you need quick shooting lessons, there are typically skilled supervisors on site who can help you improve your aim or hold a steady hand.
A sporting clay shoot fundraiser offers multiple revenue channels. Your teams of shooters reach out to their personal networks for sponsorships and donations while a core leadership team approaches businesses to engage in corporate sponsorships. You can also have revenue driving incentives the day of the shoot such as paying for free shots or paying to add shots to other's score cards. The entire campaign and day of the shoot is a phenomenal time to not only raise money for your organization, but build great relationships with your donors and constituents at the same time.
Apart from fundraising, you will also be able to network with prospective long-term donors who might be sympathetic to your mission. This event is a great way to get involved with your community because skeet shooting is a unique experience and a breath of fresh air compared to traditional fundraising events.
We have conducted Top Gun Sporting Clay Shoot events from coast to coast—from Alabama to Alaska. Plus, the settings we've played in rival our range of locations: from private property ranches to top-end facilities. We’d love to show you how your organization can take advantage of the freshness, intrigue, and excitement of a sporting clay event to energize and mobilize your supporters—culminating in a powerful, major fundraising event.
Ready to book a sporting clay fundraiser campaign with The Champion Group? Fill out our form here to get started! The clay shoot fundraiser is undoubtedly a unique way to raise money that is sure to bring fun and excitement to your donors. At The Champion Group, we support you in every aspect of a successfully hosted fundraising event just like this option, and we are committed to ensuring that your fundraiser is a success.