Lee BIA Builders Care recently hosted its fifth annual Charity Clay Shoot at the Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda, helping raise more than $60,000 to support local homeowners in need.
The sold-out tournament held on Dec. 3 brought 53 teams out to contend in a multi-station interactive course with specialty station competitions. Following the tournament, teams enjoyed lunch, live music, prize drawings, and an awards ceremony to name the top individuals and teams.
The event is a signature fundraiser for Lee BIA Builders Care with 100% of proceeds directly supporting efforts to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.
“The critical need for housing repairs within our community continues to grow each year, and with support from our generous participants and sponsors, we’ll be able to help even more deserving families live safely and comfortably in their homes,” said Crystal Stouten, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “This event is made possible through the support of our board, volunteers, sponsors and donors, and we’re thankful for all who came out and donated in support of local homeowners in need.”
Category winners include:
- First Place Team: Barraco & Associates
- Second Place Team: Williamson & Sons Marine Construction
- Third Place Team: Preferred Materials
- Top Shooter: Byran Teates
- Top Female Shooter: Molly Scott
- Judge Shoot Out Winner: Denny Cho
- Green Bird Station Winner: Paul Martin
- Specialty Gun Raffle Winner: Molly Scott
The Charity Clay Shoot was presented by LSI Companies. Other event sponsors included Saint Raphael Roofing as breakfast and lunch sponsor, Barraco & Associates as beverage sponsor, and Better Buildings as judge shootout sponsor. Green bird sponsors were Ferguson Enterprises and Stock Development. Big shot sponsors included Banks Engineering, Busey Bank, Crews Environmental, D.R. Horton, Everglades Farm Equipment, HONC Industries, Liberty Aluminum, Modern Tile & Carpet, Plumbing Solutions, Preferred Materials, ProQuest Cooling Systems, Pulte Homes, Roof Tile Specialists, Universal Engineering, Waste Pro, Wayne Wiles Floor Covering and Williamson & Sons Marine Construction. Station sponsors included Achieva Credit Union, Ardurra Group, Beattie Development, Cypress Bay Development, Devoted Restoration, Lee Building Industry Association, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Modern Tile & Carpet, Neubert Construction, Nilles Design Group, Old South Solutions, Passarella & Associates, Plumbing Solutions, Taulman Pest Control and Waste Pro.
Fort Myers Brewing Company donated craft brews for the awards ceremony and prize drawings were donated by Florida Everblades, The Fresh Market, Palm City Brewing, TriCircle Pavers, and Tween Waters Inn.
About Lee BIA Builders Care
The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.8 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.