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Lee BIA Builders Care’s second annual Charity Clay Shoot raises $34,000 to support critical housing repairs for local homeowners in need

Posted by Richard Yager on December 3, 2018
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2018) – Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), raised more than $34,000 during its second annual Charity Clay Shoot on Nov. 30 at Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda. Funds raised will support Lee BIA Builders Care efforts to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

“Our second annual Charity Clay Shoot was a great success, and we’re so thankful to all that came out to support Builders Care and its efforts to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need,” said Becky Swift, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “Funds raised during this event will play a crucial role in helping fulfill a continued need within the community as we work together to provide critical housing repairs to disadvantaged homeowners and their families.”

The tournament brought 164 participants out to contend in a 16-station course with optional Judge and Turkey Shoot Out competitions. Following the tournament, teams enjoyed a barbecue luncheon catered by Jonezes BBQ with live music performed by The Electric Mud, an awards ceremony to name the top individuals and teams, and prize drawings to win a variety of top items, including a Benelli Montefeltro shotgun.

Category winners include:

First Place Team (for the second consecutive year)

Passarella & Associates: Mike Myers, Chris Griffin, Scott Bland and Matt Brosious

Top Individual Shooter

John Stinauer, 2nd Century Plumbing

Top Female Shooter

Caryn Jeannin, Ferguson Enterprises

Turkey Shoot Out Winner

Ves Swift, City of Cape Coral Building Department

Judge Shoot Out Winner

Justin Walsh, Gulfpoint Construction

The Charity Clay Shoot was presented by Land Solutions, Inc. Other event sponsors included Barraco & Associates as the beverage sponsor, Stock Development as the lunch sponsor and Storm Smart as the shoot out sponsor. Big shot sponsors included Babcock Ranch/Kitson & Partners, Better Buildings, Inc., DEC Contracting Group, Everglades Equipment Group, Ferguson Enterprises, HONC Industries and Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law. Additional supporting sponsors included Aqua Systems and Fort Myers Brewing Company.

About Lee BIA Builders Care

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.5 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Builders Care and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. The Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net) is a 64-year-old association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.