No Worries Classic 2018 Exceeds Fundraising Goal
Posted on Oct 25, 2018
No Worries Classic 2018 Sees Record Number of Teams
Despite record rainfall and threatening skies, Wonders & Worries’ 2018 No Worries Classic saw a record number of teams and shooters on Oct. 19, 2018. The annual sporting clay shoot raised more than $188,000 for the nonprofit that provides free professional support to children during a parent’s serious illness.
This means that 62 more families can enjoy a year of full support from Wonders & Worries at no cost.
The continuing generosity of presenting sponsor Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation and the donation of the Exotic Game Ranch and Pavilion by Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) in Buda, Texas has allowed the event to raise more than $2.9 million in its 11-year history.
“Wonders & Worries is such an amazing organization to come alongside kids during the hardest times of their lives and provide support in a way no other organization can,” said Jennifer Gregory, marketing director at TDS. “We are honored to have partnered with Wonders & Worries for the past 11 years to further the great work they are doing.”
Jeff Foster & Family
The day kicked off with the nearly 140 shooters and 40 volunteers giving full attention to Jeff Foster, his wife, Christy, and their son, Jake. Jeff is the owner of Apex Shooting in Austin and a renowned instructor and competitor. In June 2018, his 15-year-old daughter, Jessie, found him in the throes of a grand mal seizure at their home. Watch their video:
Local Leaders & Businessmen
The 27 teams represented both new and returning participants. Denise & Jerry Conway, Austin Sonic franchise owners and longtime supporters of Wonders & Worries, again co-chaired the event.
Leadership for this year’s event was provided by the No Worries Classic Committee, comprised of Jerry Conway, Mark Milstead, Chris Cashion, Ray Bacon, Ross Buchholtz and Jim Shanley. Major sponsors for 2018 No Worries Classic included Renewal by Andersen; Austin Sonic; Alpha Painting & Decorating Co., Inc.; and Horizon Bank.
Top 3 Shooting Teams:
1) Team Apex Shooting: Jeff Foster (captain), David Bishop, Mark Tipton, Clayton Nance and Haylyn Hanks with 241 clays.
2) Sonic Flyers #1: Jerry Conway (captain), Jeff Boyd, Tim Wilhelm, Grant Huling and Philip Tom with 240 clays.
3) YMCA of Greater Williamson County: Jeff Andresen (captain), Steve Laukhuf, John Avery and Lee McIintosh with 236 clays.
Top Individual Shooters, all with perfect scores: Gentry Wright, Kip Reagor, Ray Bacon, Mark Tipton, Clayton Nance, and Jeff Andresen.
For More Information
- Full press release
- Flickr Photo album
- Foster Family video
- Contact Penney Berryman, Communications Director: 512-329-5757, ext. 202