Meridian Star

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May 14, 2013

Sporting clays fundraiser to benefit Boy Scouts

MERIDIAN —     The Choctaw Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America will conduct its third annual “Birds for Boys” sporting clays fundraising event on Saturday.

    Scouting executives and volunteer leaders for the event are seeking corporate sponsors to field shooting teams by participating at one of two sponsorship levels. The council is also seeking individual shooters to participate in the one-day event. All interested shooters are encouraged to participate, as all skill levels will be represented.  

    Proceeds from the fundraiser will help support the Boy Scouts of America Choctaw Area Council’s mission of Scouting to provide a solid summer program for all ages, according to a press release.

    "Our mission is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law," the press release states.

    “Birds for Boys” is a scored shooting tournament held at the Bianchi Shooting Sports sporting clays course in Meridian. Clays will be thrown to emulate hunting situations such as rabbits, teal, doves, pheasants and more.

    Teams of four people will compete in the event. The lowest score on each station will not be counted, so every team has a chance to win. Awards will be given to the top shooters and the top teams.

    "Sporting clays is an excellent way to entertain and recruit clients, build your staff‘s morale, or spend quality time with your family while supporting the Boy Scouts of America," the press release states. "We are sure that you will enjoy yourself whether you are an outdoorsman, outdoors woman, hunter, occasional shooter or new shooter."

    The main event will be held Saturday at the Binachi Shooting Sports facility at Camp Binachi in Meridian. Team registration for the morning flight begins at 7:30 a.m. Opening and orientation begins at 8 a.m. and the morning event starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.  

    An awards ceremony will be held at noon. Lunch will be served by Circle S Caterers starting at 11:30am.

    For more information, please contact Ken Kercheval, Scout executive at 601-693-6757 or 601-527-7464. Go to for more information.

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