23 teams and many generous sponsors helped raise more than $61,000 at the 5th Annual Oregon Logging Conference Foundation (OLCF) Clay Target Tournament fundraiser held on September 8, 2023. Proceeds will provide college and technical scholarships to be awarded by the OLCF.
“Once again we are very fortunate to be able to hold this fundraiser and at the end of the day, we raised more than $61,000 which will provide financial assistance to the next generation workforce in our industry,” said event chair and OLC Board Member Jeanne Shuttleworth.
This annual fundraiser event was held at Creswell Clay Target Sports in Creswell, OR.
Participating teams rotated through the stations on the course, and for each broken “bird” or clay target, one point was awarded to the individual who shot it. In addition to paid registration, participants had the option to buy “do-over” tickets for missed rounds.
1st place Ocean Terminals (for the fifth consecutive year)
2nd place Bell Lumber & Pole
3rd place Giustina Resource
4th place Duman Inc
Cinderella award: Western Forest Products
High Scoring: Steve Munsell and Gracie Stuntman
Conservation award (lowest scoring individual): Nick Smith
“The event was a huge success, and we had a wonderful turnout,” said Rikki Wellman, OLC Manager. “This group of people always comes together to help support and continue the future of the logging industry,” she added.
The fundraiser included a breakfast and lunch catered by Chapala’s Catering, breakfast sponsored by Triad Machinery, lunch sponsored by Papé Kenworth, beverages sponsored by Modern Machinery, an auction, and an opportunity drawing.
Special thanks to those who donated auction items: Melcher Logging Inc., ShaneCo Timber, Creswell Clay Target Sports, Kevin Merritt and Giustina Resources, Thompson Timber, Dean and Jeanne Shuttleworth, Martie Munsell, L & L Inc., Rikki & Dave Wellman, Papé Machinery, Bar Run Golf, Chapala’s Mexican Restaurant, OLC Foundation, Seven Feathers, Martin Timber Harvesting, Siuslaw Sporting Clays, Heather Search LTP and Three Rivers Casino. Proceeds from the auction and opportunity drawing totaled over $16,000.
Title sponsors were Bell Lumber & Pole, Giustina Resources, Swanson Group, Papé Machinery, RiverRidge Excavating, Duman Inc., Western Forest Products and Douglas County Forest Product.
Scholarship sponsors were Advanced Mechanical Inc., Hart Custom Cutting, Stuntzner Engineering & Forestry, Harold & Lory Huffman, ShaneCo Timber, Teevin Bros, Rikki & Dave Wellman, Wampler Logging Inc., Sundance Lumber, Weyerhaeuser Co., and Starker Forest.
Station sponsors were Boise Cascade, Cascade Timber Consulting, Kriege Logging, LLC, Lone Rock Resources, Nelson Bros Trucking, Roseburg Forest Products, Starker Forest, Sierra Pacific Industries, and the 86th Annual Oregon Logging Conference.
A tentative date has been selected for the 6th Annual Clay Target fundraiser and that is September 6, 2024.