2019 MTS Houston Section Annual Sporting Clays Tournament
The 2019 MTS Houston Sporting Clays Tournament was held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at American Shooting Center in Houston, Texas. Over 500 people—including sponsors, shooters, volunteers, and guests from all aspects of the offshore oil and gas industry—came out to support the largest MTS Houston social event of the year. All proceeds from the tournament are given to the MTS Houston Scholarship Fund.
The MTS Houston Section awards a great deal of money in scholarships and student support each year, thanks to the generosity of our members and event sponsors. Students greatly appreciate the support and encouragement that MTS Houston Section provides to them. Each year, the Section strives to increase its scholarship fund, and each year our efforts are rewarded. There are many previous scholarship recipients now working in our industry and giving back as MTS members.
The 2006 tournament featured approximately 30 teams and raised $8,000 for the MTS Houston scholarship fund. In 2007, Clyde Evons (SubSea Partners LLC) and Jennifer Williams (Helix Energy Solutions) began organizing the tournament and have transformed the event into the single largest MTS Houston fundraising event of the year. The 2019 MTS Houston Sporting Clays tournament raised an estimated $39,000 in ONE DAY for the MTS Houston Scholarship Fund! And two event records were set at this year’s Houston Sporting Clays tournament—the event involved 84 teams (comprising 420 shooters) and 30 company sponsors.
It is a long process to put this event together, and the section is grateful to everyone who helped set-up on Friday afternoon and worked the event all day Saturday—including all of the student volunteers from Texas A&M College Station.
Make sure to save the date of Saturday, March 28, 2020 for next year’s event. Registration will open in November 2019.