Clay Target Club earns $10,000: Club president promises new equipment, travel opportunities

Published by adviser, Author: Haley Barnes - Rocket Contributor, Date: September 12, 2013

Slippery Rock’s own Clay Target Club has just received a $10,000 grant from the National Shooting Sports Federation.

The Clay Target Club was approved during the spring semester of 2013. The club offers students to use skills to compete in shot gun sports.

John Buttermore, assistant professor of SRU’s School of Business, is the club’s advisor as well as certified coach. He is willing to help interested students improve their skills.

Buttermore applied for the grant to help start off this new club. The club hopes to use the money for new equipment and travel.

President Alaina Piazza is a junior therapeutic recreation major from Harborcreek. Piazza was one of many who approached Buttermore with the idea of the club. She hoped that club would see expansion this semester. “The grant money we received was a more than a pleasant surprise.  It allows us to expand beyond what I thought we would be able to do, this being our second semester running,” Piazza said.

The club is welcoming to everyone of different skill level. “Safety is our number one priority, and we provide a very controlled environment for learning and practicing safe fire arm protocol, which is a skill that I feel is beneficial for everyone to know, whether you plan on shooting for recreational fun, competing at a collegiate level, or simply want to have the opportunity to try something new.” Piazza said.

The Clay Target Club’s first day at the range is this Sunday at Castlewood Rod & Gun Club at noon.


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