Funds to support critical housing repairs for local homeowners in need
Lee BIA Builders Care recently hosted its sixth annual Charity Clay Shoot at the Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda, helping raise more than $85,000 to support local homeowners in need.
The sold-out tournament held Dec. 16 brought 47 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 emergency 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: Passarella & Associates
- Second Place Team: Williamson & Sons Marine Construction
- Third Place Team: Plumbing Solutions
- Top Female Shooter: Keri Linden
- Judge Shoot Out Winner: Glenn Hasenfus
- Green Bird Station Winner: Aryel Perring
- Specialty Gun Raffle Winner: John Debitetto
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, Ferguson Enterprises and Stock Development as green bird sponsors, Better Buildings, Inc. as the hat sponsor and DEC Contracting as the judge shoot-out sponsor.
Big shot sponsors included Banks Engineering, Chris-Tel Construction, Christopher Alan Homes, Crews Environmental, D.R. Horton, HONC Industries, Lennar, Modern Tile & Carpet, Owen-Ames-Kimball, Preferred Materials, ProQuest Cooling Systems, Pulte Homes, Siesta Pebble and Williamson & Sons Marine Construction. Station sponsors included Achieva Credit Union, Ardurra Group, Lee Building Industry Association, Busey Bank, Cypress Bay Development, Devoted Restoration, Gulf Star Marina, Nilles Design Group, Passarella & Associates and Taulman Pest Control. Beer and water were donated by Millennial Brewing Company and Aqua Systems. Prize drawings were donated by Bermont Shooting Club, Estero Slingshot Rental, LSI Companies, Shoot Straight/Builders Care and TriCircle Pavers.