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Providence Hill Farm Hosts Mississippi College Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser

January 29, 2014

Teams will compete for prizes at a February 20 event to benefit Mississippi College’s sporting clay shooting squad.

Following an 11:30 a.m. luncheon that Thursday at Providence Hill Farm, the competition begins at 1 p.m.

The cost is $150 per shooter with a maximum of five people on a team. Up to 15 teams can sign up. There are attractive sponsorship opportunities available for Mississippi businesses and individuals at the MC shooting clay team fundraiser.

Mississippi College and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host the inaugural sporting clay shoot in memory of the late MC trustee Wayne Parker, a prominent Mississippi businessman. Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson has signed on as the event’s major sponsor.

“We are bringing together the Clinton business community and the college around a sport that is growing in popularity,” says Jim Turcotte, an MC administrator and this year’s Clinton chamber president.

“As chamber president, it is my hope that we can continue to look for new ways to bring the college and community together,” Turcotte said. “This sporting clay shoot is going to be a lot of fun.”

Turcotte oversees the Christian university’s equestrian, clay shooting and bass fishing teams all based at 2,000-acre Providence Hill Farm. Home to scenic lakes and spacious facilities, the farm is located off Carsley Road, a 15-minute drive from Mississippi College. Dr. Turcotte serves as vice president for enrollment services and dean of students at his alma mater in Clinton.

For more information on the event, go to www.mc.edu/providencehill/sporting -clays/sporting-clay-fundraiser or contact Jim Turcotte at 601.925.3315. For more information on the Mississippi College sporting clays team, go to www.mc.edu/providencehill/sporting-clays/

Photo: Mississippi College Sporting Clay team members take aim at Providence Hill Farm.