Rochester, NY August 30,2019 – Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Clays for Heroes (CFH) announces the completion of their 8th Annual CFH/HAVA Clays Challenge at the Rochester Brooks International Trap and Skeet Club. Supported by Rochester Brooks, the Rochester business community and local outdoor enthusiasts; the event featured a full day of instruction and competition for 164 shooters and raised nearly $20,000 for the HAVA national program of active outdoor events for disabled veterans. As a result of this partnership that began in 2013, for the past 2 years the CFH Committee has also hosted shooting and hunting events for New York state veterans plus several events for disabled veteran patients from Walter Reed Military Hospital.
“We are very impressed with the Clays for Heroes group and are honored to receive their assistance in support of our national disabled veteran program,” said Tom Taylor, HAVA Chairman. “CFH was started by a young high school student named Ashley Butcher. The enthusiasm for her community and outdoor sports has blossomed into a legitimate force for good in western New York state. Ashley is a successful young woman now, and after 8 years, is still committed to guiding the CFH/HAVA program into a constant stream of new activities.”
HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), SIG SAUER, Academi, Arnold Defense, Crimson Trace, E3 Training, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), Operation Hat Trick, Ruger, Savage, Surefire, Taurus, Vista Outdoor/Federal, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. To learn more about HAVA, go to: www.honoredveterans.org.