Champion Targets Sponsors Kids & Clays to Help Families


Champion Targets Sponsors Kids & Clays to Help Families

Some things just warm the cockles of a shooter’s heart — such as when folks from the shooting sports get together with a great charity to help families with sick children. And that’s exactly what happened recently, when Champion Traps & Targets, which sponsors the Kids & Clays Foundation, recently participated in a fundraiser in St Louis.

Kids & Clays has a simple mission statement, which speaks for itself:

“We support Ronald McDonald House Charities through shooting sports to improve the lives of critically-ill children and their families.”

Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families of hospitalized children, so families can be close together during those tough times.

Here’s the press release:

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Champion Traps & Targets, maker of interactive and challenging target systems and trusted eye and ear protection, serves as a national sponsor of the Kids & Clays Foundation and recently had the opportunity to help raise funds at a sporting clays tournament in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kids & Clays supports Ronald McDonald House Charities through shooting sports to improve the lives of critically ill children and their families. Champion sent a team to participate in the 20th annual Sporting Clays Tournament fundraiser held by Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis. The three local Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home away from home for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

‘Kids & Clays’ success is built upon relationships with our national sponsors and we’re really happy to have a strong partnership with Champion,’ said Zac Lemmon, Kids & Clays program director. ‘Thanks to Champion and their quality products, countless critically ill children and their families benefit in the St. Louis area and from coast to coast. Kids & Clays looks forward to working with Champion for years to come.’

Eliza Graves, senior brand marketing manager for shooting accessories, was part of the Champion team at the tourney. ‘It was really nice to get out of the house and shoot at this great event,’ she noted. ‘We are honored to have a tremendous partnership with Kids & Clays that truly helps make a difference in the lives of many people.’

Ain’t it great to be part of an industry that does such good things? Makes me want to hit the range to break some Champion clays.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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