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Unique Shooting Event Raises Funds for Local HomeAid Chapters
HomeAid Annual Benefit Trap Shoot Raises Funds to Build Housing for Homeless Families
“The trap shoot provides a great opportunity for HomeAid to thank the building industry for their on-going commitment to the cause of homelessness, and also gives members an opportunity to network, build company morale, create lasting business relationships and participate in a little competitive fun,” said Terry Kent, President of the HomeAid Inland Empire Board of Directors.
The trap shoot is an exciting and fast-paced alternative to other fundraisers offering trapshooting competition comprised of teams that compete against each other by shooting palm-sized clay discs.
“We had a great turnout, even better than last year,” said Mark Knorringa, CEO of the BIA Riverside County Chapter. “Both experienced and first-time shooters competed helping us raise nearly $15,000. We salute everyone who participated and congratulate all the winners.”
At the event, HomeAid was honored for their efforts to support shelter development in the community with the presentation of a certificate of recognition from the State of California and presented by State Senator Robert Dutton to HomeAid Orange County Executive Director, Scott Larson.
First-place shooters in the three classes were Steve Berceinti of Crestwood Communities, Jeff Tyson of Zeiser Kling Consultants and Mike Selesky of Gothic Landscaping. Cal Veda Surveying was the winner of the chili cook-off.
Money for HomeAid was raised through sponsorships, team ticket sales and accompanying raffles. The event raises community awareness about the issue of homelessness through media coverage and community participation. In addition to this regional event, HomeAid chapters in Northern California/Bay Area; Sacramento, Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon stage annual trap shoot fundraisers.
Corporate sponsors for this year’s HomeAid Trap Shoot included Applied Photography, Crestwood Communities, CamGuard, Fred Farr, Fusion Sign and Design, and Pacific Premier Bank, with additional support from Suzanne’s Catering and Mike Medina Entertainment.
The BIA’s sponsorship of the 2010 HomeAid Annual Benefit Trap Shoot is just one way that the local homebuilding industry provides support to organizations committed to the cause of ending homelessness. Next year’s trap shoot will be held on May 20, 2011 at Prado Olympic Shooting Park.
HomeAid Inland Empire and HomeAid Orange County are two of 20 HomeAid America™ chapters nationwide. The program involves building industry volunteers working together with community leaders and service providers to offer shelter and supportive services to homeless men, women and children who are trying to get a new start in life.
For more information go to http://www.homeaidie.org or riversidebia.org.