3rd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament Nets More Than $80K for Stepping Stones

Date posted: May 13, 2019

Stepping Stones Sporting Clays Tournament Co-Chairs Peter Borchers and Brian Folke I Cincinnati, OhioStepping Stones’ 3rd annual Sporting Clays Tournament was held at Sycamore Pheasant Club in Loveland and netted more than $80,000 for programs serving people with disabilities. 

On Friday, May 10, thirty-three teams enjoyed a beautiful spring day in the great outdoors! The event began at noon with a Jersey Mike’s lunch followed by a safety training. Guests then hit the course for a 25-station clay shoot with 100 targets. 

Tournament After-Party and Live-Auction Success 

Following the tournament, attendees and their spouses enjoyed a relaxing celebration at the lodge. Butterbee’s American Grille served a popular fresh burger bar with a feast of toppings, Saratoga chips, cole slaw and Tender Towne’s chicken tenders. Over dinner, guests also sipped on craft beer and bourbon while listening to live-music by Tom Kaper.

The after-party also included an energetic live-auction that raised more than $16,000. Guests bid to win a selection of exciting prizes, including two exclusive packages donated by the Indian Hill Rangers to be ‘Ranger for a Day’, a private Eddie Merlot’s dinner with wine pairings and a getaway to Winghaven Lodge.

Kevin Hubert and Clark Harris of the Cincinnati Bengals were also in attendance and generously donated two packages for high bidders to receive four tickets to a home game of their choosing and footballs signed by their fellow Bengals teammates.

Expanding the Event

Sporting Clays Tournament founders and co-chairs Peter Borchers and Brian Folke also sought to expand the event in its third year by adding a private tournament on Saturday, May 11. The second day was exclusively attended by sponsors and also featured a lunch by Jersey Mike’s as well as a selection of premier raffle packages. 

Stepping Stones sincerely thanks our dedicated planning committee, generous sponsors, guests and live-auction and raffle donors for making this record-breaking event such a wonderful success! Major sponsors of the event include: The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, Brian Albach, Gregory Wells, Stephen Dauer, Wyler Family Foundation, Dr. John Bartsch of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Brock & Scott, PLLC and an anonymous supporter.

Congratulations to the Sporting Clays Tournament Winners

Friday May, 10

1st Place Team
Fifth Third Insurance Team

Mike Haehnle, Doug Hynden, Kyle Hynden and Mike McGraw

2nd Place Team
Mark Cunningham, Mark Hill, Matthew Hill, Lance Lohr and Ryan Moeller

1st Place Individual
Matt Hemberger, Score of 98

Saturday, May 11

1st Place Team
Stepping Stones Golf Committee
John Borchers, Jr. Graham Mercurio, George Musekamp and Jack Oliver

2nd Place Team
Wyler Family Foundation
Noah Brauer, Rowan Brauer, Jeff Schaeper, Michael Schaeper and John Witsken

1st Place Individual
Jack Oliver, Score of 85


Enjoy photos from Stepping Stones’ 3rd annual Sporting Clays Tournament, below:
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