ULM Warhawk Sporting Clay Classic
The University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Construction Management’s Industry Advisory Council hosted an exciting fundraising event, the first annual University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawk Sporting Clay Classic for alumni, students, faculty and colleagues. The event took place on Saturday September 20th, 2014 at the beautiful Los Paloma Sporting Range and Event Center in Benton, Louisiana just north of Shreveport. Proceeds for the fundraiser will go to the ULM School of Construction Management. Sponsors for this event were Action Mobility Services, B&J Flooring, BayouLife, C&J Insulators Inc., Cangelosi-Ward General Contractors LLC, Diamond B Construction Co., LLC, Hand Construction, LLC, Haydel’s Game Calls, Inc., JB Mouton Builders, Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Mobile Enterprises, Spectra Shot, The Plumbing Warehouse, American Tile & Marble Co, and James Construction Group.
The event began with breakfast at the main lodge followed by rounds of competition. A Bar-B-Q buffet lunch was served at noon with delicious deserts provided by the Bayou Pots, a Dutch Oven group from north Louisiana. Winners were announced with top prizes going to Blue Line Rental in the team competition whose members included David Black, Mike Axen, Rikki Black and Kent Skains. Top shooters in the individual male category were Mike Axen, Art Martin and Neil Havard with Laura Havard and Josette Habetz winning in the female category.
Volunteers who so graciously worked to make the event a success included Neil Havard, an NSCA level ‘AA’ Shooter, Level 1 Instructor, and NSCA licensed referee, Vernon Bradley, NRA Certified Instructor in shotgun, rifle, muzzle-loader and archery, SCA National Champion in Wing and Clay, BSA and 4-H Certified Instructor whose also the ULM Shooting Team Coach, William Dawson Howard whose tireless work established the ULM Shooting Team, the members of the School of Construction Management Student Guild, the ULM 31 Ambassadors, and the ULM Shooting Team.
The Bayou Pots are a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, International Dutch Oven Society and the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society. We are charted with preserving the art of black pot cooking, also known as Dutch Oven cooking.
The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Young Marines Program volunteered to provide the color guard for our event. The Young Marines was officially chartered by The Marine Corps league as a national program in 1965. The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls age 8 through completion of high school, The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its young recruits. The program is sponsored and administered by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office.
The ULM Nursing School provided First Aid Station coverage for the shoot. The aid stations were manned by student nurses supervised by Amy Kincannon, Assistant Professor, Kitty DeGree School of Nursing.
The event provided a great day of food, fun and friendly competition that was enjoyed by all. For inquiry regarding next year’s event, please contact Richard Matkins, ULM School of Construction Industry Advisory Council at 318-342-1871 or ULM Construction Alumni Chapter at 318-342-5420. We hope to see everyone next year!