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Blinn’s inaugural Clay Shootout raises more than $35,000

Thirty-seven teams participate in fundraiser hosted by Blinn alumni associations

April 28, 2015

Blinn College alumna Gayla Gregory (left) and Brandy DrozdBlinn College’s inaugural Clay Shootout raised more than $35,000 for academic scholarships and athletic equipment.
Hosted by the Blinn College Alumni & Friends and the Buccaneer Alumni Letterman Association, 37 teams participated in the fundraiser, held April 24 at the Boswell Porter 4-H Shotgun Range in Snook.

“This was a great event, not only for Alumni & Friends and the Letterman Association, but for Blinn as a whole,” said Dr. Kyle Merten, alumni relations director. “It was great to see the communities Blinn serves supporting the College.”

The team of Lenny Kirts, Aaron Flencher, Cory Flencher and Ryan Flencher won the shootout. Placing second were Katelyn Dickerson (first place female), Bubba Guedry, Jerime Johnson and Colt Woods (first place male). Tres Masser, Travis Fleetwood, Randy Hodde and Chris Lehrmann placed third, and Ben Bosse was the top youth shooter.

“I’d like to thank our sponsors and everyone who came out for their support of Blinn College and its students,” Merten said. “We look forward to making this an annual tradition that will grow alongside Blinn College.”

The day also included a presentation from two Olympians from USA Shooting. Blinn alumna Gayla Gregory and Brandy Drozd, members of the Texas A&M trap and skeet team, stopped by the fundraiser to support Blinn and raise awareness for shooting sports.

Blinn’s Alumni & Friends Association maintains contact with former students, encourages support for and participation in the College’s educational, cultural, athletic and social programs, encourages student recruitment and assists the College in achieving its goals and objectives.

The Buccaneer Alumni Lettermen Association maintains contact with all former Blinn athletes, coaches and athletic personnel, and encourages support for and participation in the College’s educational and athletic programs.

Registration is currently open for Blinn’s May minimester, Summer and Fall semesters. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.

About Blinn College
Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation’s leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for its affordable educational excellence.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled “Destination Success: First-Year Focus,” which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.

Olympians – Blinn College alumna Gayla Gregory (left) and Brandy Drozd, members of the Texas A&M trap and skeet team and USA Shooting, were on hand at Blinn’s inaugural Clay Shootout Friday at the Boswell Porter 4-H Shotgun Range.