Written by Joshua Creek
On Saturday, June 27, Joshua Creek Ranch the First Annual Texas Hill Country Shooting Classic & Sporting Expo. The clay shooting event attracted close to 200 shooters who competed for more than $25,000 in prizes and awards. More importantly, Joshua Creek Ranch integrated a fundraiser that generated a $7,800 donation to the American Red Cross – Hill Country Chapter to benefit recent Hill Country flood victims.
“Some of our Hill Country neighbors in nearby counties lost their homes, their belongings and even loved ones in the Memorial Day weekend floods and we wanted to do something to help,” offered Kevin Welborn, Director of Marketing, Sales & Guest Services at Joshua Creek Ranch. “We had over 13 inches of rain in less than 7 hours here at the Ranch which caused considerable damage to our roads, trees and habitat, but nothing compared to folks that lost everything,” he said.
The donation to American Red Cross came from a portion of shooter registration fees plus 100% of all funds generated through a raffle and silent auction where over 20 event sponsors made donations of products and services to boost the award and prize pool.
“We were very fortunate to have such generous sponsor participation that enabled us to designate several high-end items for the raffle and silent auction,” Welborn added. “With great sponsors like Beretta, Orvis, Clint Orms Engravers & Silversmiths, Lone Star Gun Safes and Armando’s Boot Company, we had an awesome selection of raffle and silent auction prizes that really helped us exceed our goals for the fundraiser.”
Joshua Creek Ranch made its donation official with a check presentation to Executive Director of American Red Cross – Hill Country Chapter, Jacques DuBose, on Wednesday evening, July 1st at the Ranch’s grand opening event for its new Branch Haus Lodge and Conference/Event Facility.
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