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Kids & Clays Raises Record Amount for Critically Ill Children and Their Families

Feb 25, 2019

Kids & Clays Raises Record Amount for Critically Ill Children and Their Families

(Michigan City) What started with a single sporting clay event to help critically ill children and their families has grown into a decades old national organization benefiting hundreds of thousands of families each year raising a record $1.6 million net in 2018 – a record for the organization.

The Kids & Clays Foundation supports a national series of sporting clay events with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Ronald McDonald Houses provide housing and other help to critically ill children and their families across the country. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been a key sponsor and advocate of the Kids and Clays Foundation for twenty years. They are the title sponsor of the New Haven House event in Connecticut as well as supporting Valhalla New York sporting clay shoot and events nationwide.

“You can see firsthand the benefits of supporting the Kids & Clays Foundation by visiting the Ronald McDonald House of New Haven or one of the myriad of Houses across the country,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice-president and CMO. “This is simply a cause we must support and encourage all companies to get involved. Every dollar makes a great difference in the lives of many.” Founded in 1999 by McDonald Owner-Operators Glenn and Kathy Lubeznik from Michigan City, IN, the first Kids & Clays Foundation/RMHC event raised $15,800 for the Chicago House. In 2018, the Kids & Clays Foundation series of events has grown to 23 and has raised more than $18 million net to date to help children and their families.

“This success and support of Ronald McDonald Houses is only possible with the help of dozens of key companies and individuals within our outdoor community,” said David Baron of Baron Technology and president of Kids & Clays. “We have been called the ‘shining star’ of the shooting sports industry and are also very proud to be the bridge between outdoor companies and Ronald McDonald Houses. I can’t think of a better charity to support.”

Kids & Clays also relies heavily on sponsors from suppliers to McDonalds Corporation to fulfill its mission. To see all of the companies who invest funds, time, and merchandise for the cause, go to http://kidsandclays.com/sponsors.

To see the 2019 Schedule of Kids & Clays Foundation/RMHC shooting events and promotion sites, go to www.kidsandclays.com. About Kids & Clays Foundation: The Kids & Clays® Foundation supports Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) through shooting sports to improve the lives of critically-ill children and their families. By partnering with sponsors and shooters in a nationwide series of sporting clay and other shooting events, Kids & Clays generates funds to help support RMHC’s across the nation. For more information about the Kids & Clays Foundation and its mission, contact Doug Jeanneret (Doug@kidsandclays.com) or Zac Lemmon (Zac@kidsandclays.com) or call 219-874-2100.



A Brief History of Kids & Clays

Dec 21, 2018

Since 1999, the Kids & Clays Foundation has been on a mission to help critically ill children and their families win the fight of their lives. With the support of companies like Savage Arms, Kids & Clays has generated nearly $18,000,000 through sporting clays, trap and skeet events.


Ruger Announces Donation to Kids & Clays Foundation

Oct 08, 2018

Ruger Announces Donation to Kids & Clays Foundation Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) once again proudly supports the Kids & Clays® Foundation through a generous donation to its national series of sporting clay events. Proceeds from Kids & Clays’ sporting clay events benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization that provides housing and other help to thousands of critically ill children and their families across the country each year. “We are incredibly proud to continue our support of the Kids & Clays Foundation,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and CEO. “It is an honor to contribute to their mission of helping children and their families in their time of need.” Ruger donated a custom engraved firearm for each of the Kids & Clays / Ronald McDonald House sporting clay events in 2018. These firearms will be auctioned at each event with all proceeds supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities. “Ruger has again shown its unwavering commitment to helping those in need around the country,” said David Baron, Owner of Baron Technology Inc. and President of the Kids & Clays Foundation. “Thousands of families are benefitting from Ruger’s generosity and we are deeply grateful. We are certainly proud to have Ruger as a Kids & Clays sponsor, supporter and friend.” To see the 2018 Schedule of Kids & Clays Foundation shooting events, visit kidsandclays.com. About Kids & Clays Foundation: The Kids & Clays Foundation supports Ronald McDonald House Charities through shooting sports to improve the lives of critically-ill children and their families. By partnering with sponsors and shooters in a nationwide series of sporting clay and other shooting events, Kids & Clays generates funds to help support the operating needs of Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation. For more information about the Kids & Clays Foundation and its mission, contact Doug Jeanneret (Doug@kidsandclays.com) or Zac Lemmon (Zac@kidsandclays.com) or call 219-874-2100. About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.: Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.


Thermacell Stands Tall for Families

Sep 20, 2018

Thermacell Stands Tall for Families

(Michigan City, IN) Thermacell, the nation’s leader in insect protection products, has partnered with the Kids & Clays Foundation to support their national series of sporting clay events. Proceeds from the shooting events benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, who provide housing and other help to thousands of critically ill children and their families across the country each year.

“We are very proud to be working with the Kids & Clays Foundation and their mission of helping children and their families when they need it the most,” said Pauline O’Keeffe, Thermacell Public Relations Manager. “Our organization believes in giving back to communities and organizations across the country and we can’t think of a better group to help than Kids & Clays.”

Thermacell generously donated an array of their insect repellant products for each of the Kids & Clays/Ronald McDonald House Charities sporting clay events in 2018. They are being auctioned at each event with all proceeds supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities.

To see the 2018 Schedule of Kids & Clays Foundation shooting events, go to www.kidsandclays.com.

“We are thrilled to be working with such an outstanding company as Thermacell whose products have protected millions of people from the harmful effects of insects and at the same time understand the vast benefits of contributing to the cause,” said David Baron, owner of Baron Technology Inc. and president of the Kids & Clays Foundation. “Their support is making a large difference in the lives of many critically ill children and their families and we all owe them a debt of gratitude.” About Thermacell® Repellents, Inc. Thermacell Repellents, Inc., headquartered in Bedford, MA, designs, manufactures, and markets area mosquito repellent and insect control solutions. Thermacell can be found at most outdoor, sporting goods, home improvement, and mass merchant retailers. Thermacell products are also available internationally in more than 20 countries. For more information on Thermacell and its complete line of repellent products, consumer reviews, and store locations, visit www.thermacell.com or call 1-866-753-3837.

About Kids & Clays Foundation: The Kids & Clays® Foundation is a community of shooting sports enthusiasts committed to supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities® and improving the lives of children and their families. By partnering with sponsors and shooters in a nationwide series of sporting clay and other shooting events, Kids & Clays generates funds to help support the operating needs of Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation. For more information about the Kids & Clays Foundation and its mission, contact Doug Jeanneret (Doug@kidsandclays.com) or Zac Lemmon (Zac@kidsandclays.com) or call 219-874-2100.


Annoyances

Jul 20, 2018

As shotgun shooters, we use concentration as one of our tools in order to be proficient at our chosen games. Concentration is, in my opinion, the one thing that separates the mediocre shooters from the great shooters. We all can handle the physical parts of shooting, but the mental parts are much more important. For many of us, there are things that we find annoying that break our concentration. Among these are loud voices, tobacco smoke, aircraft flying overhead, and circumstances in your family or home life. As you can see by that short list, the things that can annoy you vary from the complex to the mundane, but they are annoying. Things like tobacco smoke can be minimized by picking your squad mates, but loud voices, aircraft, and family life are something we have to learn to ignore or put out of our minds while we are competing. We must learn to FOCUS all our attention on shooting each and every target. Once we accept that these and many other annoyances will happen, we can develop individual techniques to minimize the breaking of our concentration. Like Ralph Aaron says, “FOCUS.” Stay safe. Barry Hartmann is an NSSA Master Level and NRA Certified shotgun instructor who can help you improve your skills at American Skeet and wingshooting. To contact Barry, email him at threeat8@aol.com or give him a call at (918)803-2393. Read the original article at http://nssa-nsca.org/blog/2018/07/17/hartmanns-hint-41-annoyances/ 


Large Prize Package Up for Grabs at SCTP

Jun 26, 2018

Large Prize Package Up for Grabs at SCTP – Kids & Clays Event

(Marengo, OH) The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is partnering with the Kids and Clays Foundation to hold a registered two-day sporting clay charity event at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

The event will be held Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21 during SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships.   The event is open to the public, parents and coaches of athletes attending the SCTP and the athletes themselves.

All registrants for the event will be entered in a drawing for a large prize package of firearms, outdoor and shooting gear worth more than $14,000!  Prizes, donated by many great sponsors, are listed below.

To register for the event visit our shop!

Click here to sign up for this event today! The event is open to the public and those participating or attending the SCTP National Championships

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is the nation’s leader in youth development shooting sports programs.  The Kids and Clays Foundation supports a series of shooting events across the country with all proceeds benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities.  All proceeds from this special two-day event will help each organization fulfill their mission.

“We’re not only happy to partner with Kids & Clays on this event but are thrilled to be able to offer such a large prize package just for participating in the event,” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Program Director.  “This event will make for a great ending to what is shaping up as record-setting National Championships at Cardinal.”

Besides the great prizes, top finishers in this registered event will be recognized with trophies.

A portion of the proceeds, through the Kids & Clays Foundation, benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, who provide housing and other help to tens of thousands of critically ill children and their families across the country each year.

“We are blessed to be associated with such a quality organization as the SCTP,” said Doug Jeanneret, Kids & Clays Foundation executive director.  “We certainly invite all who have an interest in shooting and also in helping youth to attend this marquis event.”

Proceeds will also benefit the SCTP’s scholarship program providing assistance to graduating high school seniors continuing their education in college. Scholarship applications are available on the SSSF’s website.

The Prize Package for participants of the sporting clay event includes:  
  • Beretta
    • A300 Outlander 12 Ga
  • Winchester
    • SX3 Compact
  • Ruger
    • Vaquero
  • SKB
    • 90TSS O/U
  • Mossberg
    • International 20 Ga
  • Savage
    • 320 12 Ga
  • CZ
    • 712 12 Ga
  • TriStar
    • O/U Shotgun
  • Smith & Wesson
    • Bodyguard .380
  • ALPS
    • Ultimate Recliner
    • ALPS Rocking Chair
  • Browning
    • ULU Hatchet
    • Second Chance Zebra Knife
    • Stick It Throwing Knife
    • Wihongi Tomahawk
    • Track USB Rechargeable Light
    • Two Piece Shooting Rest
    • Speed Load Knife
    • Lona Shell Box Carrier
    • Lona Deluxe Pouch
    • Crazy Horse Leather Mag Case
    • Ranger Black Hat
    • Backpack
    • Range Pro bag
    • Hidalgo Soft Gun Case
   
  • Briley
    • $300 gift cards
  • Camp Chef
    • Big Gas Grill X2
  • Champion
    • Workhorse Trap Machine
    • Passive Slim Ear Muffs
    • Ear Muffs with Glasses
    • Pink Youth Glasses
  • Girls With Guns
    • MOO Gun Bag
    • MTS Bullet Dangle Earrings
    • Duck Stamp Hat
    • Black Koozie
    • $25 Gift Card
  • Hodgdon Powder Co.
    • 8 lb. gift card
  • OTIS
    • Elite Cleaning Kit
    • 12 Ga Rip Cord
    • 20 GA Rip Cord
    • Bio Mix Starter Pack
    • Tandem Wipes 085
  • Thermacell
    • Scout Camp Lantern
    • MRP450 Repeller
    • Mosquito Protection (Slate)
  • Winchester
    • Bar HT Directors Chair
    • Red Captains Chair
    • AA Shell Holder
    • AA Shell Bag
    • AA Mailbox
    • Red Am. Legend Mug
    • AA Thermometer
 

For more details on the special two-day sporting clay event or for more information on the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program visit www.sssfonline.org or contact Amanda Wondrash at awondrash@sssfonline.com or Tom Wondrash at twondrash@sssfonline.com.

For more information about the Kids & Clays Foundation visit www.kidsandclays.com or contact Doug Jeanneret (Doug@kidsandclays.com) or Zac Lemmon (Zac@kidsandclays.com) or call 219-874-2100.

For more information on the Cardinal Shooting Center, visit www.thecardinalcenter.com.

To register for the event visit our shop!


Cardinal Center to Host Scholastic Clay Target Program and Kids & Clays Event

Jun 12, 2018

(Marengo, OH) The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is partnering with the Kids and Clays Foundation to hold a two-day sporting clay charity event at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

The event will be held Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21 during SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships. The event is an NSCA Registered Shoot and is open to the public.

Click here to sign up for this event today! Step by step instructions to sign up online follow this release. Also included is a sign-up form that can be filled out and mailed.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is the nation’s leader in youth development shooting sports programs. The Kids and Clays Foundation supports a series of shooting events across the country with all proceeds benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities. All proceeds from this special two-day event will help each organization fulfill their mission.

“This event adds more excitement to our National Championships while also benefiting both organizations,” said Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Program Director. “Although our missions are different, in the end, both organizations greatly benefit youth and families. This makes our event a win-win across the board. This partnership is so significant to us that we designated Kids & Clays as our Charity of Choice last year and into the future.”

The Kids & Clays Foundation also sees great value in this partnership.

“We are certainly proud to work with such a highly respected organization that is making a great difference in the future of our shooting sports,” said Doug Jeanneret, Kids & Clays executive director. “This two-day shoot highlights the work of both our organizations while at the same time raising badly needed funds. And as important, it is a really fun event for all participants.”

Top finishers in this registered event will be recognized with trophies.

All participants will be entered into a large drawing with over $10,000 in prizes including firearms, outdoor gear, gas grills and other great merchandise from companies such as Henry, Beretta, Browning, Lansky, Winchester Ammunition, Briley, Champion, Camp Chef, Alps Outdoorz, Hodgdon Powder Co., Girls with Guns, Otis Technology, and Allen.

A portion of the proceeds, through the Kids & Clays Foundation, benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, who provide housing and other help to tens of thousands of critically ill children and their families across the country each year.

Proceeds will also benefit the SCTP’s scholarship program providing assistance to graduating high school seniors continuing their education in college. Scholarship applications are available on the SSSF’s website.

For more details on the special two-day sporting clay event or for more information on the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program visit www.sssfonline.org or contact Amanda Wondrash at awondrash@sssfonline.com or Tom Wondrash at twondrash@sssfonline.com.

For more information about the Kids & Clays Foundation visit www.kidsandclays.com or contact Doug Jeanneret (Doug@kidsandclays.com) or Zac Lemmon (Zac@kidsandclays.com) or call 219- 874-2100.

For more information on the Cardinal Shooting Center, visit www.thecardinalcenter.com.

 

For additional information and printable registration form please see Cardinal to Host SCTP Release with Form and Instructions

To purchase online please visit: SCTP Registered Charity Event