By Kate Quesada
Bridget Jenkins Wilson, president of Cardinal Roofing, wants residents to “Shoot for those who shot for U.S.” at the fourth annual Cardinal Roofing Sporting Clays Charity Shoot to raise funds for Honor Flight on Friday, February 10.
The event, which takes place at FishHawk Sporting Clays, raised $28,000 in 2016 and Wilson is hoping this year will be a success too.
“The facility is beautiful and many clay enthusiasts love to have the opportunity to shoot there while benefiting our local war era veterans,” said Wilson. “It is a win-win situation.”
Tickets to the event are $150 for an individual and $500 for a four-person team and will include snacks from Chick-fil-A, 50 clays, a goody bag, shells, golf cart use and a full BBQ lunch with beer. There will also be a raffle and auction with more than $1,000 worth of prizes.
All money raised at the event will benefit Honor Flight, a non-profit organization that has been funding trips to the memorials in Washington D.C. for veterans since 2005. According to the group’s Website, more than 20,000 veterans flew with the program in 2015 and there are now more than 21,000 veterans on the waitlist to fly.
“My father and I went on a flight as guardians together and we were hooked,” said Wilson. “It was one of the best days and it inspired us to raise money to be able to give the experience to as many World War II and war era veterans as we could.”
Sign in for the event will take place at 11:30 a.m. FishHawk Sporting Clays in located at 13505 Hobson Simmons Rd. in Lithia.
“You don’t have to be a good shooter to come,” said Wilson. “This is a great day to participate in if you are intimidated by other events. This is fun, laid back shoot for a great cause.”
Sponsorship opportunities are still available and donations for goody bags and auctions are needed. For more information or to make a donation, contact Wilson at 478-ROOF. To sign up for the event, visit www.girlroofer.com. For more information on Honor Flight, visit www.honorflight.org.