Jared Effler 8th District Attorney General is with Jackie Nighbert White and 29 others.
October 19 at 5:00 PM ·
On Friday, September 28, the 8th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office hosted the Third Annual Clays for Children Sporting Clays Tournament at Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Maryville in an effort to raise money to support the children’s centers of the 8th Judicial District, comprised of Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott, and Union counties. The event grew from 55 teams last year to 66 teams this year and featured 264 shooters. According to the Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club, this event has grown to one of the area’s largest benefit shoots.

The children’s centers of the 8th Judicial District serve literally hundreds of children each year, and work closely with local law enforcement and the District Attorney Generals’ Office. They assist with medical examinations, forensic interviews, counseling and therapy. The services they provide help to ensure justice is served upon the perpetrator of crimes against children and help victims through their counseling services. “The Children’s Centers are an integral part of the work we do in prosecuting child abuse cases,” according to General Effler.

Effler developed the idea of a sporting clays tournament 3 years ago in an effort to find a unique fundraising opportunity that could bring people together from across the district and benefit the children’s centers.

“The event has grown exponentially since our inaugural tournament and I am still amazed and humbled by the continued support we receive from private individuals, law enforcement, local businesses and corporations for this great event,” Effler said. The District Attorney General’s Office is pleased to announce that this year’s Clays for Children Sporting Clays Tournament netted $42,000.00 to support the children’s centers of the 8th Judicial District. Everyone involved had a great time for an even greater cause.

Tournament Results Are As Follows:

1st Flight
Course A
1st Place – Dead Pair – Participants Lester Gann, Chris Luttrell, Dean Munkers and David Hipps with a total score of 356.

2nd Place – Four Oaks Funeral Home – Participants Aaron Potter, Jordan Potter, Hayden Potter and Adam Young with a total score of 327.

John Reed from Team Servall had the best overall score of 94.

Course B
1st Place – Clay Breakers – Participants Alex Cassidy, Fran Petrella, Joe Bucci, and Bryan Leber with a total score of 277.

2nd Place – Stanifer Drug – Participants Marcus Cole, Matthew Cole, Mark Lohr and Kenny Lohr with a total score of 259.

Adam Nicely from Team Century Fire had the best overall score of 94.

2nd Flight
Course A
1st Place – Ball Farm Event Center – Participants Billy Ball, Kray Vinsant, Ron Dilbeck and Tony Parkerson with a total score of 357.

2nd Place – Team Shenanigans – Participants Marvin Carter, Joe Kiser, Eddie Simpson and Kenny Crider with a total score of 323.

Ron Dilbeck and Kray Vinsant from Team Ball Farm Event Center tied for the best overall score of 97.

Course B
1st Place – Stowers – Participants Andrew Sturgill, Phillip Gosnell, Dennis Potter and Pat Bessesi with a total score of 321.

2nd Place – Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department – Participants Rex Bailey, Seth Miracle, Jake Engle and Carl Mosingo with a total score of 299.

Murphy Miller from Team SumiRiko had the best overall score of 93.

3rd Flight
Course A
1st Place – LaFollettee Mine Supply – Participants Billy Ball, Kray Vinsant, Ron Dilbeck and Terry Lewis with a total score of 348.

2nd Place – Shofner Kalthoff Mes. – Participants Donnie Davis, Don Davis and Dan Mercer with a total score of 231 out of 300.

Dan Mercer from Team ShofnerKalthoff Mes. had the best overall score of 98.

Course B
1st Place – Amanda Howard – Participants Derek Gernt, Noah Gernt, Richard Webb, and Gary Bolin with a total score of 322.

2nd Place – Campbell County Sheriff’s Department – Participants Jeremy Goins, Sheriff Robbie Goins, Eric Jones, and Gary Cordell with a total score of 255.

Gary Bolin with Team Amanda Howard had the best overall score of 92.

Overall high individual scores for the tournament were:

Course A — Dan Mercer with a score of 98

Course B — Adam Nicely with a score of 94