Lee BIA Builders Care recently hosted its third annual Charity Clay Shoot at the Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda, helping raise impactful funds to support a local family in desperate need of home repairs.

During the event, guests raised $15,300 for a special Builders Care project that will provide much-needed home modifications to help a 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran with Parkinson’s to live more comfortably.

Fort Myers homeowners George and Penny Phillips are in need of critical home repairs to provide wheelchair access for George, who is no longer able to access his bathroom safely. Thanks to the generous support of Charity Clay Shoot attendees, Builders Care will provide a bathroom remodel and new front entry. These renovations will create a world of difference for the Phillips family, allowing Penny, George’s primary caretaker, to more easily care for George. The project will be completed in early 2020.

“The critical need for housing repairs within our community continues to grow each year, and with support from our generous participants and sponsors, we’ll be able to help even more deserving families live safely and comfortably in their homes,” said Becky Swift, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “This event would not be possible without the support of our board, volunteers, sponsors and donors, and we’re thankful for all who came out and donated in support of this special project for the Phillips family.”

The sold-out tournament on Dec. 6 brought 42 teams and 168 participants out to contend in a 14-station course with optional shoot out and station competitions. Following the tournament, teams enjoyed a barbecue luncheon catered by Jonezes BBQ with live music performed by The Electric Mud, an awards ceremony to name the top individuals and teams, and prize drawings to win a variety of top items.

Category winners include:

  • First Place Team: Grant Girtman, Brent Addison, Neil Newton and Trevor Hinote
  • Second Place Team: Mike Meyers, Scott Bland, Matt Brosious and Chris Ryan
  • Third Place Team: Marcus Henderson, Rob Wells, Susan Chicone and Pason Gaddis
  • Top Shooter: John Stinauer
  • Top Female Shooter: Susan Chicone
  • Judge Shoot Out Winner: Derek Mecko
  • Turkey Shoot Out Winner: Alex Lopez
  • Green Bird Station Winner: Grant Girtman
  • Specialty Gun Raffle Winner: Jeff Krull

The Charity Clay Shoot was presented by LSI Companies. Other event sponsors included Saint Raphael Roofing as breakfast and lunch sponsor, Barraco & Associates as beverage sponsor, Paul Homes     as Judge Shoot Out sponsor and JT Ventures Trucking as Turkey Shoot Out sponsor. Big shot sponsors included Argos RMX, Better Buildings, Bonness, Busey Wealth Management, Everglades Equipment Group, Gulfpoint Construction, HONC Industries, Kitson & Partners, Liberty Aluminum, Modern Tile & Carpet, Preferred Materials, Service Contracting Solutions, Stock Development and Waldrop Engineering. Station sponsors included Haines A/C & Refrigeration, Neubert Construction, Pulte Homes and Thread Source. In-kind sponsors included Aqua Systems, Coastal Beverages, Everglades Equipment Rental, Fort Myers Brewing Company and Priority Marketing.

About Lee BIA Builders Care

The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.75 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.