Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Forward Training Center's Annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser


GRANBURY, Texas (AP) — The Forward Training Center of Hood County is gearing up for its 6th Annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser. This event supports educational and job skills programs aimed at empowering underserved residents of Hood County.

Forward Training Center (FTC) provides free classes ranging from job skills training to GED preparation, targeting individuals who may not realize their potential due to generational poverty. "Our mission is to break this cycle of poverty by offering education and training opportunities," says Monica Hays, executive director of FTC.

The Clay Shoot, which will occur at the Defender Outdoors Clay Sports Ranch, 8270 Aledo Road, Fort Worth, TX. 76126, June 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., is a vital fundraising avenue for the programs. Hays says, "Since these educational and job skills programs are offered free of charge, the event helps raise the necessary funds to sustain them."

The fundraiser originated with Rory and Chris Matthews, two passionate volunteers dedicated to the cause. Their vision has led to exponential growth in the event since its inception in 2019.

"All funds raised are dedicated entirely to supporting Forward Training Center's programs," says Hays, "These funds cover expenses such as curriculum materials, food, childcare and necessary equipment, ensuring the continuity and effectiveness of the programs."

The event is open to the public and promises a day of fun and competition. Participants, aged 12 and above, can bring their own guns and ammunition, although ammunition can be purchased at the venue. "To register, you can call Forward Training Center at 817-573-6677, visit us online, or come by our office at 600 W. Pearl Street in Granbury," says Hays.

There will be contests, activities, barbecue provided by Hard 8 BBQ, and awards for the top-scoring teams and individuals, with recognition for ladies and youth shooters. Additionally, all participants will receive swag bags, with raffle and auction items.

The success of the Clay Shoot Fundraiser wouldn't be possible without the support of numerous sponsors, the dedication of volunteers, the expertise of consultants and Defender Outdoors Clay Sports Ranch for serving as the venue. Forward Training Center continues its mission of fostering life-changing experiences through educational initiatives, not only for adults but also for the youth through programs like Powered for Life.

For additional information, contact: Forward Training Center 600 W. Pearl St. Granbury, TX 817-573-6677. Website: Forward Training Center.