5-F Mechanical Winning Team
Sonic Drive-In Winning Team
On June 9, 2017 at Capital City Trap & Skeet, the Austin Founder Lions Club hosted the club’s seventh annual Sporting Clay Shoot-Out . A total of 25 teams competed in two fields. Prizes were awarded for First, Second and Dead Last in both the Blue and Red fields. Winning teams were sponsored by Austin Sonic Drive-In and 5F Mechanical Group.
In addition to the 25 participating Teams, Event and Station Sponsors and additional event raffles contributed to the financial success. “We increased our net revenue thanks to the continued support by both past and new sponsors and generous participants,” said Jim Overton, AFLC President and Event Chairman. “As a result of our event supporters, we are pleased to donate $10,000 to our primary beneficiary of the event, the Center for Child Protection” he added.
“We held this event in conjunction with the NFL Alumni – Austin Chapter and wish to recognize the involvement of some 22 NFL Alumni who hosted each of the 20 shooting stations as well as the more than 100 volunteers – many from the Austin Founder Lions Club and Center for Child Protection – who worked in various capacities from early morning until mid-afternoon to support the event. We could not have done it without their support. This event continues to grow each year, and we are pleased with the number of community teams and sponsors who are returning year after year. Great Smokey Mo’s BBQ, friendly competition and the opportunity to meet former National Football League players make this a fun event, and everyone has a great time,” Overton said.
Austin Founder Lion Cameron Labunski co-chaired the event with Lion Tommy Cowan. Other committee members included Austin Founder Lions Gaylord Armstrong, Mark Hastings, Leonor Marques, Sam Ruiz, Ann Ward and Robert Watson, NFLA members Chris McNelley, John Haines and Dan Neil and Center for Child Protection’s Anne West.
Jim Overton, president of Austin Founder Lions Club and chairman of the club’s Sporting Clay Shoot-Out Committee, presented a $10,000 check to Tama Williamson, chair of the Center for Child Protection Board. For more than 25 years, the center has been the first stop for children entering the justice system because of suspected sexual abuse or for serious physical abuse as well as for children who have witnessed a violent crime. Children and their protective family or caregiver go to the child-friendly, specially equipped facility in Travis County for evidence gathering, forensic medical exams, counseling and intervention. Only law enforcement and Child Protective Services may make referrals, and services are provided at no charge.
| Jerry Conway, left, won the Flurry Drawing for a wildlife print by Dripping Springs artist Ragan Gennusa. The prize was awarded by John Haynes, back left, Tommy Cowan and Jim Overton
|| Volunteers make it happen.
| Smokey Mo's Team - 2nd Place
||Austin Lanehart Electric - 2nd Place
Thanks to Our Wonderful Sponsors!
|| Station Sponsors
|Allen Financial Services
Austin Lanehart Electric
Austin Sonic Drive-In
Center for Child Protection
Tommy Cowan, F.A.I.A.
Deer Creek Ranch
Ellis & Salazar
5F Mechanical Group, Inc.
J.T. Vaughn Construction, LLC (2 teams)
Lone Star Materials
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Smokey Mo’s BBQ
Tom Green & Company Engineers
Wiss,Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Bill Anderson, State Farm Agent(4 stations)
Austin Architectural Graphics, Inc.
Austin Founder Lions Club - President Jim Overton
Austin Screen Printing
Austin Sonic Drive-In (2 stations)
Bridgepoint Consulting, LLC (2 stations)
Ken Crone, State Farm Agent
Central Road and Utility
Deer Creek Ranch
James E. Roberson & Co., P.C.
J.T. Vaughn Construction, LLC
NFL Alumni Association – Austin Chapter
PDG J.P. Kirksey - District 2S3 and AFLC Board Member
Scott Arnold - AFLC Board Member
Texas Lions Camp (provided by Lillie Gilligan, AFLC)