Over the years, charitable organizations have taken advantage of the great weather by hosting team-oriented, recreational fund-raising events outdoors. Raising dollars for worthwhile charities utilizing the game of golf as a vehicle has been pretty much the status quo for years. But a couple of decades ago, a new recreational pursuit emerged that has taken fundraising events by storm—the game of sporting clays.
The sport is similar to golf since sporting clays is played over a course laid out through woods and fields with 12 to 15 shooting positions, or stations—much like a golf course that has nine or 18 holes. The major difference is that instead of the 400-yard fairways you find in golf, a sporting course features shots in the 20- to 40-yard range aimed at targets zipping through trees or across the grass at speeds sometimes approaching 60 miles per hour.