Clays for a Cause raises $10K for patient tower
ALPENA — Shooting enthusiasts raised more than $10,000 for the new patient tower at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena during a Sept. 25 fundraiser hosted by the MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Annual Support Committee.
The sixth annual Clays for a Cause sporting clay shoot event featured 35 participants in four-man teams that attempted 12 shooting stations with 50 clays available per shooter, according to a news release from MidMichigan Health, the Midland-based group that owns the Alpena hospital.
Team Meridian Industrial won the event, with 171 points out of a possible 200, was Team Meridian Industrial, made up of Will Rensberry, of Hubbard Lake, Dave Rensberry, of Herron, and Todd Britton and Arden Rensberry, of Alpena.
Team Swope and Team Panel Processing tied for second place, with 130 points each. Team Swope members included Rex Swope and Jack Zwicker, of Alpena, Matt Swope, of Muskegon, and Gary Johnson, of Posen. Panel Processing team members include Jesse Smolinski, of Posen, Tonya Spens, of Herron, and Cory Heath and Bill LaBarge, of Alpena.
Other teams included Team Edward Jones, Team Coombs, Team Hospice of Michigan, Team Thornton, Team Johnston, and Team Wolf Track. Additional prizes were awarded to Dave Lancaster, of Team Wolf Track, Jay Johnson, and Bill LaBarge. Andrew Kowalski, Eric Chrzan, and Nick Montie, of Alpena, members of Team Edward Jones, were the winners of the Blind Draw.
Since its beginning in 2015, Clays for a Cause has raised more than $46,000 for MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena.
The patient tower is scheduled for completion in spring 2022, according to the news release.