West Alabama Charity Clays benefits Demopolis Fire and Police Departments

5-26-2016 - Demopolis, Ala. - West Alabama Charity Clays presented the Demopolis Police and Fire Departments with a check for Demopolis Police and Fire Departments' Childrens Christmas Fund. Pictured are (kneeling) Ronnie Willingham of Willingham's Sports and (standing) Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese, John Scales of Collins Communications, DPD Lieutenant Tim Sornonen, DFD Batallion Chief Michael Pope and Demopolis Fire Chief Vernon Waters.

5-26-2016 – Demopolis, Ala. – West Alabama Charity Clays presented the Demopolis Police and Fire Departments with a check for Demopolis Police and Fire Departments’ Childrens Christmas Fund. Pictured are (kneeling) Ronnie Willingham of Willingham’s Sports and (standing) Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese, John Scales of Collins Communications, DPD Lieutenant Tim Sornonen, DFD Batallion Chief Michael Pope and Demopolis Fire Chief Vernon Waters.

West Alabama Charity Clays held a skeet shoot on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at Soggy Bottom Lodge. The organization was started to help local charities.

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Ronnie Willingham goes over the rules and safety guidelines before the shoot.

With the help of participants and sponsors, a check in the amount of $5,300.00 was donated to the Demopolis Police and Fire Departments’ Childrens Christmas Fund. The monies will be used to buy gifts this coming Christmas for children in our area who may not receive anything, if not for the gifts that both the Demopolis Police Department and Demopolis Fire Department will be distributing.

The shoot was the second year in a row that West Alabama Charity Clays has hosted an event that would benefit local causes only. Last year’s recipient was The Friends of Tommy Vice.

2016 Sponsors List 1The field of shooters was limited to the first 30 who paid their entry fee. Each shooter shot 25 rounds, five clays from five stations, in the first round. The second round of competition was shot after sunset, when the lights were turned on. After the second round of 25 targets, coming from different stations than the first round, the results were in.

Taking first place in the Individual category was Randy Freeman and second place went to Soggy Bottom’s own Jake Freeman.

Taking first place in the team competition were Skip Fields and Jamie Guy. Second place went to John Scales and Mike Baker.

Taking top honors in the women’s division was Sidney Collins of Soggy Bottom Lodge.

With the help of Chief Tommie Reese of DPD and Chief Vernon Waters of DFD, representatives Tim Soronen and Michael Pope hit the streets and the community responded.

2016 Sponsors list 2Sponsors for the event either donated monetarily or gave in-kind services. A fried chicken buffet line was provided with all the trimmings and Ronnie Willingham of Willingham’s Sports didn’t disappoint with exotic elk and antelope skewers off the grill complimented by good ole Conecuh Sausage. Tina Pope donated a nice Welcome Banner for the event.

West Alabama Charity Clays would like to thank all participants and volunteers who make this type of event possible. Special thanks go out to Mr. J.R. Rivas and all of his staff at Soggy Bottom Lodge and Personal Touch for the use of the facilities.

John Scales
West Alabama Charity Clays