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Skeet, Stogies and Steaks — A Fantastic Blast!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A rip-roaring blast was had by all at Polk State College Foundation’s inaugural event, Skeet, Stogies and Steaks for Sports! Bursting onto the scene on April 20, 2012 at Tenoroc Shooting Sports and Training in Lakeland, this newest fundraising adventure was an explosive success, with a hundred enthusiastic community members teaming up and aiming for the prize to benefit Polk State College Student Athletes. This 100 target sporting clays event was an exciting recreational and competitive activity where participants tested their shooting skills, attempting to break clays flung into the air at high speed from a variety of angles at numerous shooting stations. Besides the exhilaration of this fun and challenging sport, guests savored a succulent steak, kicked back with a stogie and enjoyed the camaraderie of folks who share their desire to help Polk State College student athletes soar!  

Rave reviews by attendees followed this fun-filled day, including Stephen Hendrix of the Bartow Ford Company.

“The level of enthusiasm and excitement, from the sign-up table to the last goodbye, combined with the fact that it was so well organized, planned and executed, made this not just another event, but a truly standout experience!” said Steve.

Meeting students who will benefit from this fundraiser, who participated as “trappers” for the event, made it even more special, he added.

“Hearing their stories of opportunity and plans for their future, made a huge difference. It made the day that much more exciting and inspiring,” he said.

“I had a wonderful time and encourage anyone interested in sporting clays shooting for a great cause to come out and join us next year!”

After the resounding success of this inaugural year, we’re just as stoked as Steve to do it again in 2013!  So get psyched to join us for our second annual shooting event to benefit Polk State College student athletes, Clays for Courts, Kicks & Curve Balls, to take place on April 19, 2013.

Polk State College is proud of all of its world class academic offerings and the excellence, teamwork and increasing successes displayed by its dedicated student athletes. The College and Foundation could not be more thankful to the many individuals and companies who brought to life this exciting and meaningful day in support of them, including our many generous sponsors. Become part of the excitement next year as we take aim to help Polk State College student athletes meet their educational targets in 2013!