Jacksboro, TN (2017-10-17) The 8th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office recently hosted the Second Annual Clays for Children Sporting Clays Tournament to raise money to support the Children’s Centers of the 8th Judicial District. The event raised $40,000.
The event, which was held September 29, 2017 at the Chilhowee Sportman’s Club in Maryville, grew from 40 teams last year to 55 teams this year and featured 220 shooters. According to the Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club, this event has grown to their third largest benefit shoot.
The Children’s Centers of the 8th Judicial District serve literally hundreds of children each year, and work closely with local law enforcement and the District Attorney Generals’ Office. “Cooperation and collaboration between all agencies is key in effectively prosecuting crimes against children,” said 8th Judicial District Attorney Jared Effler. “The Children’s Centers of the 8th Judicial District are an essential part of the team, and we are most proud to stand with them and support them,” he added.
The Children’s Centers provide medical examinations, forensic interviews, counseling and therapy. “Their services help to ensure justice is served upon the perpetrator of crimes against children and help victims through their counseling services,” Effler said.
Effler developed the idea of a sporting clays tournament last year to find a unique fundraising opportunity that could bring people together from across the district and benefit the children’s centers.
“We continue to be humbled by the support we receive from private individuals, law enforcement, local businesses and corporations for this great event,” Effler said. “Like last year, everyone enjoyed themselves, and we raised money for a very worthy cause.”
The 8th Judicial District is comprised of Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union counties.
Tournament Results Are As Follows:
1st Place – Lester Gann – Participants Lester Gann, Charles Spresser, Dean Munkers and Gary Cooper with a total score of 388.
2nd Place – Knox Shooters – Participants Mike Girard, Ralph Newcamp, Butch Armstrong, and Stan Latham with a total score of 373.
Lester Gann had the best overall score of 100.
1st Place – Four Oaks Funeral Home – Participants Jordan Potter, Aaron Potter, Hayden Potter and Adam Young with a total score of 337.
2nd Place – Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office – Participants Josh Russell, Seth Miracle, Bill Baumgardner and Carl Mosingo with a total score of 252.
Jordan Potter had the best overall score of 94.
1st Place – Sequatchie Concrete Services – Participants Greg Garren, Jennifer Garren, Sonia Hill and Kendall Hill with a total score of 341.
1st Place – Orange Crush – Participants Todd Helton, Rodney Helton, Ben Cunningham and Jedidiah Rowlett with a total score of 333.
2nd Place – LaFollette Mine Supply – Participants Billy Ball, Ron Dilbeck, Dennis Potter and Aaron Evans with a total score of 331.
Greg Garren had the best overall score of 100.
1st Place – Stowers – Participants Andrew Sturgill, Tony Parkerson, Kirk Johnson and Kevin Mastrina with a total score of 348.
2nd Place – TWRA – Participants Rick Roberts, Jason Lankford, Michael Cavins and Anthony Chitwood with a total score of 320.
Jason McConkey had the best overall score of 99.
1st Place – Ball Farm Event Center – Participants Billy Ball, Kray Vinsant, Durand Carmony and Terry Lewis with a total score of 360.
2nd Place – Romer, Lane and Howard – Participants Maci Gernt, Noah Gernt, Derek Gernt and Taylor Webb with a total score of 324.
Mike Stuart and Hugh Rule had the best overall score of 95.
1st Place – Dan Mercer – Participants Dan Mercer and Bow Powell with a total score of 185 out of 200.
2nd Place – City of LaFollette – Participants Brandon Stanford, Paul Harmon, Jimmie Jeffries and Casey Boshears with a total score of 300.
Dan Mercer had the best overall score of 98.