Chamber Chat - Chamber Clays

Nov 05

By Meg Moss


The chill is in the air, which means it’s time for the holidays, and the Chamber Clays Championship! What started about eight years ago as an alternative to a golf tournament fundraiser for the Chamber, has turned into a highly anticipated annual event for both shooting enthusiasts, and novices alike.

The Clays Tournament took place at Deep River Sporting Clays on Cletus Hall Road in Sanford just over a week ago, on October 27th. The mission of Deep River Sporting Clays is simple: to offer respite. Their vision is to provide the best family-oriented outdoor recreational and educational experience available. And the values of Deep River owners Bill and Mary Kempffer include providing an opportunity for a healthy outdoor lifestyle, and encouraging physical and mental wellness.

Located right here in Lee County, on 65 acres of scenic woodlands, Deep River Sporting Clays is celebrating 29 years serving central North Carolina.‚Äč

It’s one of the best kept secrets in Lee County. Other than the sounds of the shotguns of course, it’s actually a quiet place. A place to relax and let go of your worries for the day. Enjoy the outdoors, and enjoy the company of those with you.

For the Chamber Clays tournament, businesses entered teams of five people who each shot at thirteen stations, totaling 50 targets. The event serves as both a great a team building activity for employees within an organization, and a great opportunity for professionals to network with other businesses.

In addition to shooting the regular course, attendees were able to participate in Side Events. For a little extra cash, folks got a chance to shoot a few rounds with a handgun, shot gun or riffle. And after a morning of being on the course, participants enjoyed lunch provided by Cleo Rose catering. Everyone enjoyed barbecue plates with all the fixins’.

The nineteen teams on the course last week ranged from novices to quite experienced shooters. We had a three-way tie for the best male shot, resulting in a shoot off to determine the winner.

The top three teams for the day received prizes to include gift certificates to the Deep River Pro Shop. The third place team was ABC Restoration, owned by Anthony Hall. Second place went to the Law Offices of W. Woods Doster, P.A., and first place went to Kendale Pawn Shop, owned by Johnny Whiteside.

Deep River Sporting Clays is committed to providing an unparalleled experience for each and every guest, whether they are a seasoned competitor or a first time shooter. For a unique and memorable experience, consider having your next corporate outing at Deep River.  They provide the perfect combination of facilities and options to make your event fun for everyone, even if you’ve never shot clays before. It may be the best kept secret in Lee County, but I don’t think it should stay that way for long. 

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