Join the fun, support special 'Rays' at skeet shooting event

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Member "Rays" of Pockets Full of Sunshine, along with family and friends, gathered for some fun and to promote the upcoming Sporting Clays Shoot, to be held March 6 at Forest City Gun Club. The event is a fundraiser for this nonprofit group.

For the ninth consecutive year, Savannah's historic Forest City Gun Club will be the site of the Sporting Clays Shoot to benefit Pockets Full of Sunshine (PFS) on March 6.

Hilton Head residents Fuzzy Davis and Carol Bartholomew and company have teamed up to create this unique fundraiser supporting the special needs community. Again this year the proceeds will help grow the nonprofit organization, PFS, which targets adults with disabilities. Their mission is to create vocational and social opportunities and engage special adults in the greater Hilton Head Island community.

The organization was recently honored by the PGA TOUR, nationally, as a "charity of the year" finalist. Angela McSwain, marketing and communications director for the Heritage Classic Foundation, said "There are more than 40 events on the PGA TOUR and all of them support worthwhile charities in their communities. For Pockets Full of Sunshine to be named a PGA TOUR Charity of the Year finalist says a lot about their program and the important services they provide to their Rays. We are proud to have them be a registered charity of the Heritage Classic Foundation."

The event and in particular, the venue, draws shooters of all levels from near and far. The private and prestigious 537-acre Forest City Gun Club is America's oldest, continuously operated skeet, trap and sporting clays shooting club. The event has an authentic atmosphere of spirited camaraderie and competition.

"This annual sporting clays event has an awesome vibe," said Davis. "At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter how many clays you've broken because you are participating and having fun in support of a great cause."

Participants, sponsors and volunteers are all treated to a one-of-a-kind experience with a full day of food, exhibition, shooting, awards and reception. The day also includes an auction highlighting handcrafted and screen-printed items made by special needs adults.

This year's gun raffle is a special limited edition, Caesar Guerini "Tempio SE" shotgun featuring doves and bobwhite quail.

The event is open to shooters of all abilities. Participants may create their own four-person team or sign up as individuals and get paired up.

For more information and to register, visit pocketsfullofsun.org or

call Bartholomew at 843-384-1315.

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