May 2, 2018
Story by Micah Oelze
Photo by Brandon Steinert
The annual Barton Community College Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot continues to grow every year with a record 197 shooters who turned out to support the cause and test their aim and reflexes with a shotgun on April 22 at Camp Aldrich. The Barton Foundation exceeded its fundraising goal for mini-grants that faculty can use to purchase equipment or enhance their classrooms.
In previous years, faculty have used the mini-grants for purchasing calculators for the math department, a Red Man suit to allow the Criminal Justice students to safely practice martial arts, music stands, Emergency Medical Technician equipment, easels for the art department and much more.
Foundation Director Coleen Cape said she’s excited to have had so many participants this year, both local and abroad, drawing from Lawrence, Manhattan, Colby, Goodland, Wichita and Nebraska.
“This event just keeps getting bigger and better,” Cape said. “This year we had a record number of shooters and more positive comments than I can possibly share. I love this event – it is a fun-filled day with attendees truly enjoying what they are doing.”
Cape extended her gratitude to the many sponsors who helped make the event possible.
“We absolutely could not hold this event without the support of our many sponsors,” she said. “They help underwrite the event, and their generosity is the catalyst for the success of this event each and every year.”
Top Man: Tim Murphy of Wichita
Top Woman: Eileen Duryee of Great Bend
Top Youth: Matt Huslig
Top Team: Tim Murphy, Mark Cassell and Scott Garrison of Wichita.
P & S Security
12 Gauge Sponsors:
Rob & Trisha Dove
M & M Equipment
20 Gauge Sponsors:
American State Bank & Trust Co
CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions
First Kansas Bank
Great Bend Tribune
Murphy Family Enterprises