Sporting Clays Invitational
This Year’s Sporting Clays Invitational
2015 8th Annual Harry D. Propst, MD Sporting Clays Invitational
The 8th annual Harry D. Propst Sporting Clays Shoot is now history. I am pleased to report that although the 151 shooters, who enjoyed the Catskill Pheasantry sporting clays course, were slightly less in number than in the prior year, there was no less fellowship and cameradie. We were blessed with beautiful weather throughout the day. Mike and Bert, of Matista & Miguel, got everybody started with a breakfast of pastries, bagels, juice and coffee before going out onto the course, and welcomed everyone back with an outstanding luncheon. If anybody went home hungry, it was their own fault. Jeremy Gully, of Catskill Pheasantry, and his staff were excellent hosts and superb in getting the shooters out onto the course in a timely fashion, and completing the scoring of the shoot quite quickly. Our 50 volunteers made everyone feel welcome. Among the volunteers was Michael Propst, son of Dr. Propst, who manned one of the shooting stations with Luke Pettinato, son of Jim and Janice Pettinato. Also, three of Dr. Propst’s grandchildren, Steven Propst, son of Michael and Nancy Propst, and Parker and Levi Propst, sons of Deaver and Hayley Propst, participated in the shoot and assisted with distributing the prizes. The majority of our volunteers were comprised of current and former employees, board members and other friends of the Hospital, including many younger family members and spouses. Children and grandchildren of the volunteers were among the volunteers. The annual sporting clays event has truly become a community and family event, for which I am most grateful and know Dr. Propst would be quite pleased. There was a significant increase in sponsorships this year; and when combined with the large number of shooters, produced one of largest financial successes in the event’s history. This will enable the Foundation to support Wayne Memorial Hospital and its work within the community and with acquiring new medical technology. Thank you to one and all once again for your kindness and generosity. Every best wish for good health throughout the year and we will look forward to seeing you at Catskill Pheasantry on Saturday, September 17, 2016.