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Field of Dreams: Phase 1 Complete

Our Skeet Field is basically complete! Even though COVID 19 and an endless rain has slowed us up, we wanted to make sure our kids got in some quality practices with our team of coaches. We now have 20 kids- a number that surpassed anything we imagined! We are keeping within social distancing rules by inviting one family at a time per coach and wiping down everything with disinfectants as soon as they are finished. This also gives both athlete and coach one-on-one time to practice.
The kids are having a great time learning how to shoot and handle a gun safely. And what's even better is that for 8 of our kids, this was their first-time shooting clays, or even a shotgun! We are totally ecstatic our team is growing the sport, getting kids outdoors, and we are teaching the good that comes from guns.
For our more experienced shooters, since we don’t have a 5-Stand, we’ve added two MEC 300E Sporters and an old trampoline to throw some tricky targets! We have created an interesting 5-Stand by throwing targets from both the sporting machines and the skeet houses. This gives you so many different target pairs! With our MEC Clay Target Machines easy adjustability, we can easily throw dozens of different targets from hundreds of angles. Talk about a fun true pair- the trampoline pairs make your eyes cross!
Although we’ve come so far, this is not where the Field of Dreams stops! Because of great companies like MEC Outdoors, CZ-USA, and Lynch Construction we are starting to break ground on our new trap field! The field will be powered by another one of MEC’s amazing machines; a MEC 300E ATA Clay Target Machine. Our previous trap field (built by my awesome dad,) run by an old machine from the 1950’s, is very under-prepared for the hours of practice of our rapidly growing new team.
CZ-USA sent us a CZ 1012 used in the Guinness World Record event in Lenexa, Kansas to raffle off  for our team to help with the cost of clays and shells! Make sure to watch our Mountaineer Clay Crushers Facebook page for the raffle announcement! While the field is free for all SCTP and 4-H kids, our goal is to furnish clays and shells at little or no charge for SCTP team members at practices and competitions so the shotgun sports can be affordable for all kids. CZ-USA has also generously provided 3 guns for the athletes in our team that do not have a gun.
Our skeet field still needs some finishing touches, but thanks to our amazing sponsors and coaches for The Field of Dreams this story is far from being told. I know this field can change kids lives. It’s my dream to some day pay forward the great opportunities shooting sports and my sponsors have given me.

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