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Building A Skeet Field of Dreams Part 2


A lot has happened since my last post! Tons of schoolwork and practice. 
With all the latest activities, the most exciting has been the Field of Dreams. We have both the skeet houses about 80% completed. That turned out be the easy part! There is a lot of planning and engineering that goes into a Skeet field, as we have learned. It’s not as simple as just building two houses. Everything must be on grade and all the angles correct. 

Thankfully, two of our coaches have a background in engineering and survey, so they were able to lay everything out. This took a lot of time and extra careful planning and we got everything correct. 

We are also thankful to have a few awesome carpenters on our team as coaches, and they have gotten the houses built. Recently, they got the stairs to the high house done, and will be putting rails on the stairs and top of the high house porch to make it safer to feed our MEC 300E Skeet Set machines dozens of boxes of White Flyer clays.

The 300E Skeet Set includes all the features you’d expect on MEC’s quality machines… with all the little gadgets that make adjustment easy, without the need for wrenches. I know for a fact this field will be great with my MEC machines!
 Lynch Construction Company, one of our founding sponsors, rolled in this week with a dozer, excavator, and dump truck. Despite the rainy weather they have gotten the field ready for us to build the skeet stations and pour the concrete! I’m so excited!

The home of the Mountaineer Clay Crushers, our field of dreams, is very quickly becoming a reality! We are about 3 weeks away from our first sign up meeting. I’m so proud of all our sponsors and volunteers! There are so many opportunities awaiting the youth of West Virginia, from this field to the SCTP team. I know that for a fact, because 4 years ago I stepped on a field no bigger than this one and took a shot that forever changed my life.

 Approaching that field, I had so many dreams I thought I would never get to reach. Little did I know my shotgun would be my passport. I feel so thankful to have amazing support from companies such as MEC, CZ, and countless friends across the U.S.  I’m so excited to be a small part of giving another kid that same life changing shot!


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  1. Thanks for the wonderful share. Your article has proved your hard work and experience you have got in this field. Brilliant .i love it reading.
    John Odom

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