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A different kind of fundraiser: New Generation Clay Shoot

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Sporting a fund-raising mission that ranges from “guns to baby bottles,” A New Generation pregnancy and parenthood related services, will have the latter on display at its sixth annual Sporting Clay Shoot at 9 am on Saturday, November 5, at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays, 10514 Ehren Cutoff, in Land O’Lakes.

While an ongoing New Generation fund-raiser involves the collection of coins in a baby bottle, the clay shoot often proves to be the agency’s most popular event. And registrations still are being accepted for this year’s event. “Proceeds from this event go to support our day to day operations,” explained Cheryl Bennett, the organization’s executive director. “Our full range of confidential services, STI and STD testing, pregnancy testing, parenting programs, education, and more.”

Bennett sees New Generations, who has been serving Hernando for 23 years, as an all-inclusive, all-encompassing service. She stated, “Our services are free and designed to meet the needs of our clients. It is fund-raising events like these that keep the doors open.”

But why clay shooting, a shooting sport in which targets take the form of flying clay pigeons? Bennett explained, “We wanted to plan a different kind of fund-raiser, one that would include and appeal to men, and while golf tournaments are popular, we thought this would be something new and fun.”

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Tampa Bay Sporting Clays is located on 260 acres of wooded terrain; and as part of their admission, guests will receive 50 12- or 20-Gauge, shells/ammo, 50 targets, and range fees, plus a Shooters’ Swag Bag that includes earplugs. And they’ll enjoy a breakfast sandwich, coffee, raffles, water, lunch, and awards.

The Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Clay Shoot is Christian Brothers Automotive of Land O’Lakes. Any business or individual may get involved by registering a team and by being a Gold Sponsor ($2,500), Silver Sponsor ($1,500) or a Shooting Station Sponsor ($150 for one station, $350 for three stations). For more information about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.sportingclayshoot.org. “As we serve our clients, we are committed to this philosophy: Be Seen, Be Heard and Be Valued,” said Bennett. “We want to show each person who comes to us for services that their well-being is our priority.”

Learn more about A New Generation at www.anewgen.org.
New Generation is located at 3027 Landover Blvd., Spring Hill, Florida. The phone number is (352) 544-0911 for more information.

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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