The Tug McGraw Foundation held its 3rd Annual “Celebrity Sporting Clay Pro-Am” on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Nashville Gun Club in Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Tarver Land Development, the event raised over $153,000 to improve the lives of military service members who have been affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The Sonic Labor/Finder Team with celebrity Rhett Akins and professional Jerry Conway took first place in the competition, followed by the Tarver Land Team 1 with Tim McGraw and Josh Richmond, the Gamalier Shooting Supply Team with Storme Warren and Charlie Lowery and the Mike Fisher Team with Mike Fisher and Bobby Brooks.
A highlight of the event was attendance by 90-year old WWII veteran Henry Shaw who had just received his combat medals thanks from the help of Stand Down Nashville. Special dignitaries attending included members of the Tennessee National Guard led by Lt Col Jim Reed and veterans Shaun Meadows, Luke Van Dorston, and Allen Hill.
Other country music celebrities and song writers included Faith Hill, Brantley Gilbert, The Warren Brothers, Craig Campbell, Deano Brown, Ira Dean, Keith Anderson, Lance Miller, Kristy Lee Cook, Daryle Singletary, Matt Bailie, and the LoCash Cowboys, plus ESPN analyst John Kruk.
Professional contingent for the event included Maximum Archery’s Andy Ross, Aaron and Steve Gould of the Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting, and Mark Weeks from the United States Army Exhibition Team.
The 23 teams consisting of four amateurs, one professional, and a music celebrity took turns at multiple target presentations simulating the unpredictability of live-quarry, each offering a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes.
For more information, please visit www.tugmcgraw.org.