Fall weather, good skills and a bit of luck helped all who were part of the recent FISD Education Foundation Shooting Clays event at The Greater Houston Gun Club. The annual fundraiser brought in more than $40,000 to be used for grants to teachers and students in Friendswood ISD. The event had 31 teams competing.

Sporting Clays event funds FISD Education Foundation

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Fall weather, good skills and a bit of luck helped all who were part of the recent FISD Education Foundation Shooting Clays event at The Greater Houston Gun Club. The annual fundraiser brought in more than $40,000 to be used for grants to teachers and students in Friendswood ISD. The event had 31 teams competing.

Fall weather, good skills and a bit of luck helped all who were part of the recent FISD Education Foundation Shooting Clays event at The Greater Houston Gun Club. The annual fundraiser brought in more than $40,000 to be used for grants to teachers and students in Friendswood ISD. The event had 31 teams competing.

Team SEFP earned bragging rights recently when the members of the group were named Top Flurry Team at the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation’s 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Fall Fundraiser held Oct. 31 at The Greater Houston Gun Club.

SEFP was one of 31 teams participating and its members included Dwight Bateman, Craig Bateman, Chip Bateman, and Eric Bateman.

Members of Team Hillenburg were named Top Winning Team at the fundraiser.

Team Hillenburg members included Tex Leggio, Keith Hurst, Robert Lasser, and Rick Shepard.

Top shooter was Jeff Derrington.

The annual fall fundraiser earned more than $40,000 for the FISD Education Foundation, according to Executive Director Paige Ridout.

Gold sponsor for the event was SEFP and shirt sponsor was HomeTown Bank of Friendswood.

Silver Sponsors were DAPco Services Inc., Texan Bank, High Point Insurance Group, One Wink LLC, Veterinary Surgical Group and Bay Area Veterinary Specialists, Judie and Glenn Lilie, and Techstar.

The FEF committee that organized the event included Chair K.K. Jenkins, Charlotte Hall, Matt McGuire, Kim Montz, Kelly Hall, Cindy Lewis, Kelly Lovell, Harris Hanson, Molly Crow, Jennifer Yurachek, Marjorie Kovacevich, and Leslie Yarbrough.

Plans for 2017 October Sporting Clay event are underway. News about the next event will be placed on the FEF website www.fisdfoundation.com.

Station Sponsors were Lease Pro, Cherry Demolition, Dick Daugird with State Farm Insurance, Judie and Glenn Lillie, Bay Area Auto & Truck Rental, United Valve, Jenkins Family, Deelu Land & Cattle, and David C. Montz DDS & Associates, Lewis Jewelers, Tommy & Elaine Ebner, and Key-Scape LLC.

Beverage Sponsors were Keystone Concrete, SEFP, and Tilted Kilt. Lunch from Ernie’s Café was donated by David Davis with GSD Companies. Texas Lions Club provided volunteers.

FISD Education Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) public organization operating independently under its own board of directors. The Foundation’s vision is enhancing education in Friendswood Independent School District.

Story by Karolyn Gephart