Kids & Clays Raises Record Amount for Critically Ill Children and Their Families - Gun Owners Care
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Kids & Clays Raises Record Amount for Critically Ill Children and Their Families

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What started with a single sporting clays event more than a decade ago to help critically ill children and their families has grown into a leading national organization benefiting hundreds of thousands of families each year. In 2023, another milestone was reached as The Kids & Clays Foundation raised more than $3.5 million (net) from 44 events—a record for the organization.

The Kids & Clays Foundation supports a national series of clay shooting events and one fishing tournament with proceeds benefiting participating Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters (RMHC). Ronald McDonald Houses provide housing and other help to critically ill children and their families across the country. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been a key sponsor and advocate of the Kids & Clays Foundation since its inception in 1999. They are leading sponsors of events in Connecticut, New York, and across the country.

“When you support Kids & Clays, you are helping children and their families at a time when they need it the most,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and CCO. “This is simply a cause we must support and encourage all companies to get involved. Every dollar donated to Kids & Clays, whether it be cash or product, makes a great difference in the lives of many.”

Founded in 1999 by McDonald owner-operators Glenn and Kathy Lubeznik from Michigan City, Indiana, the first Kids & Clays Foundation/RMHC event raised $15,800 for the RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Chapter. To date, the foundation has raised more than $33 million (net) to help critically ill children and their families.

“Kids & Clays success and its subsequent support of Ronald McDonald Houses is made possible by the incredible help of dozens of key companies and individuals within our outdoor community,” said Todd Kemmerer, president of Kids & Clays. “Our events are proof about how shooting enthusiasts are making a large difference in the lives of families from coast to coast. We can’t thank the outdoor community enough.”


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