In October 2017, SilverOak sponsored a client event at the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club to raise funds for the Children's Hospital Minnesota. It was a beautiful fall morning with lots of sunshine and comradery. Everyone who attended enjoyed the event, which included shooting two separate sporting clay courses.
If you have never shot sporting clays, it is a "blast”. At each course, there are approximately six stations you walk to and then shoot from. Each station offers a different experience for the shooter with the clay pigeons being thrown from typically two separate machines. One machine may throw the clay pigeon from the right side of the shooter while another machine may throw the clay pigeon from the left side. The clay pigeons are also thrown at varying angles and speeds. A perfect round of sporting clays is achieved by hitting all 50 clay pigeons. However, the typical shooter only hits 35 - 45 on any single course.
Since this event was a fund raiser to support Children's Hospital Minnesota, SilverOak covered all of the shooting expenses while each participant agreed to donate $4 for each clay pigeon they hit. As you might imagine, some participants had to donate more than others. Actually, several participants ended up donating more than the amount calculated based on the number of clay pigeons hit. As a result, we were able to raise several thousand dollars for the Children's Hospital Minnesota.
By the way, if you are not aware of the Children's Hospital, it is a fabulous resource right here in the Twin Cities. They focus exclusively on the care needs of children with over 8,000 home care visits, 15,000 inpatient visits, 24,000 surgical cases, 96,000 emergency room visits and 446,000 outpatient clinic visits per year. Since more than 43% of their patient population utilize Medicaid, Children's Hospital relies heavily on the philanthropy of those in our community. Below is a link to the website of Children's Hospital and also a link to the Children's Minnesota Anthem video. We encourage you to learn more about the Children's Hospital and all of the ways in which they are helping improve the lives of children across Minnesota and the upper Midwest.