Hunting season may be in the rearview mirror but do not despair! The Seventh Annual Shooting Da Crap Clay Competition is almost here! The yearly event provides an excellent opportunity to flaunt your shooting skills and proficiency in a friendly yet very competitive team challenge!
The annual fundraising competition is not only a great way to boaster shooting abilities but also allows participants a chance to become contributors for a greater good and a cause very close to the event founders, Chad and Trixy Boudreaux’s hearts.
Chad explained, “We wanted to do something to help out kids that are in need and also do something to bring our community and culture together.”
SDC has accomplished both! In the last eight years, the event has raised $200,000 which benefited Give Kids the World and the Center for Pediatric Therapy Scholarship Fund.
This year, the Boudreauxs hope to raise $30,000 for the organizations.
“We decided on a clay shoot because shooting and hunting is a huge part of our culture, so we can raise money for the charities and have a great time doing something this community loves to do," said Chad.
The hundred shot course, comprised of ten stations with two machines at each location, allows team members ten shots per station. SDC also has a long bird, which is a long, challenging shot. If you hit it, you get a chance to win a 22 rifle in a drawing.
There are many other activities beyond the clay shoot.
Chad elaborated, “The most popular is called the pooper shoot. The object is to make a tennis ball shot by a potato gun inside the top of a portolet while sitting on a toilet. If you make it in the portolet, you get a chance to win a gun in a drawing. Also, we have a chicken drop, gun pool, half and half, live auction, live music, jumpers for kids, drinks and great food prepared by some of the best cooks on the bayou."
The popular fundraising event gets bigger each year and shows no signs of slowing down!
“Our first year we had like twelve teams. At our peek we see up to forty teams! We went from having a hand full of volunteers to over a hundred, and we are very thankful to everyone who helps out SDC in any way,” Chad stated.
Chad reflected on the second annual event.
“The weather was bad. It rained all day, it was a mess in the back, but everyone still attended, shot, and stayed, supporting the auction. We are just blessed to live in a community such as ours and shows the resilience of the people in our community and how we come together to help each other out even when the circumstances aren’t perfect.”
“Trixy and I would like to thank everyone who has donated their time in the past years to make SDC a success! It wouldn't be possible without all the great people that are willing to help every year. We live in a great giving community, and we are very blessed to live here.”
“I would like to thank my wife Trixy, too. She is the backbone of SDC, and I couldn't do this event without her! Also, want to let everyone know they can still attend if they don't shoot. It's a fun family event with great food, music, drinks, fun activities, and auction,” Boudreaux stated.
The clay shoot is open to men, women, and children. There are two competition times with the first beginning at 8 a.m. and the second at 12:30 p.m. All skill levels are invited to register.
Those interested can email or go by Joe's Septic Contractors and fill out a registration. It's $500 per team or $125 per person with individuals placed on a team. Shooters under 16 must have a hunter's safety ID and be accompanied by an adult.
All proceeds benefit Give Kids the World and the Center for Pediatric Therapy Scholarship Fund.
Chad stressed a reminder that all registered shooters must stay until the end of the competition if they want a chance to win the twelve-gauge shotgun. The winner is drawn by name right after the auction.
Auction items are still needed and much appreciated! To donate an auction item, for more information or to register, please call 985-632-5591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition course is located at Joe’s Septic Contractors, 15360 Hwy. 3235, in Cut Off.
Posted on Tue, March 12, 2019
by By Holly McKeon Contributing Writer