Clay outing targets a good cause — self-sufficiency

| 21 Feb 2012 | 12:29

Andover —On Saturday, Oct. 7, Hudson Farm will play host to the Fifth Annual Sporting Clay Outing to benefit Project Self-Sufficiency, a Newton-based nonprofit organization devoted to helping single parents, teen parents, displaced homemakers and their children achieve self-sufficiency. For a fee of $300 per shooter or $1,000 per 4-person team, participants will take part in a 100 clay disc shoot under the guidance of highly skilled coaches. Novices will be teamed with experienced leaders to guide them safely through the course. Participants will start the day with a country breakfast, and later enjoy a sit-down catered lunch. Open to men and women of all ages and skill levels, this event gives participants the opportunity to not only practice their clay shooting skills on one of the finest courses in the country, but to do so in a natural setting rarely seen by the public. “Hudson Farm has been remarkably generous in hosting this event for five years now,” states John Ursin, PSS Board Member and Chairperson of the Sporting Clay Outing. He adds, “The Clay Outing is a one-of-a-kind experience that keeps people coming back, year after year.” Breakfast, lunch, and a post-event cocktail hour with complimentary beer and wine are included, as are awards, door prizes, and an opportunity to participate in a charity auction. All proceeds of the Sporting Clay Outing will directly benefit Project Self-Sufficiency’s free services for Sussex County residents, including: counseling, case management, career assessment, job training and placement, life-skills management training, parenting education, legal assistance, childcare, basic needs assistance and more. A portion of the entry fee is tax-deductible. If you would like to register for the Clay Outing or are interested in receiving more information on this event or any of Project Self-Sufficiency’s programs and services, call 383-5129.