10th Annual Clay Shoot for a Cause raises more than $110K for The Center for Pursuit

Clay Shoot for a Cause First Place

HOUSTON – October 6, 2022 – More than 130 members and friends of the Young Professionals in Energy gathered September 30th at the Greater Houston Sports Club for an afternoon of clay target shooting, prizes, delicious Goode Company barbecue and frosty beverages supplied by Houston Distributing Company. The 10th Annual Clay Shoot for a Cause raised more than $110,000 to support The Center for Pursuit in its mission to provide a state-of-the-art facility with innovative services and programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), autism and other similar conditions.

“The Center is grateful for the sponsors and the Young Professionals in Energy for being there for us year in and year out.” said The Center for Pursuit’s President and CEO, Charles C. Canton. “The annual clay shoot remains one of the more popular events held on behalf of The Center. It not only generates donations but also helps introduce hundreds of young Houstonians to The Center and its services. This year, Mother Nature cooperated with fall-like temperatures and sunny skies that made the tenth anniversary all that more special.”

The following companies and individuals sponsored the event:

  • Rocambolesc – Presenting Sponsor
  • SCF Partners, Janet and David Cunningham – Title Sponsors
  • McGriff, Origin Bank, Vinson and Elkins LLP, Waterbridge – Platinum Sponsors
  • Amegy Bank, CAC Specialty Natural Resources, First Horizon Bank, Meredith and Joseph Gomez, Goode Company, Midway Foundation, Northern Trust, Select Energy Services, SPQR Systems, Taurus Industrial Services, TransTex Treating, Willis Towers Watson – Gold Sponsors
  • Woodforest National Bank, Houston Distributing Company – Silver Sponsors.

A total of 31 teams competed. When the clay pigeons stopped flying, the team consisting of Walter Scott, Cory Valentine, Blake Broussard, and Jeff Gunn landed in first place with a score of 273.

Second place bragging rights went to Tommy Edwards, Porter Edwards, Haley Edwards, and Dr. Allison Edwards. Their collective score was 256.

Close behind in third place with a score of 250 was the team comprised of Stephen Morgan, Seth Horton, and Atif Harriz.


About The Center for Pursuit
For more than seven decades, The Center for Pursuit (The Center) has empowered individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and autism to live meaningful, dignified lives filled with opportunity. Through innovative programs and services in areas like job skills training, supported employment, health, wellness, community living, and day services, The Center helps clients develop the skills and tools necessary to grow as individuals and participate fully in their community. The recent merger with Social Motion Skills has expanded their offerings and reach a younger demographic. The Center will now serve approximately 200 children, adolescents and young adults along with more than 450 adults with IDD, autism, and similar conditions in the Houston area.

Contact: Janice Evans, jevansdavis@att.net, 832.499.8687