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Lee BIA Builders Care’s inaugural Charity Clay Shoot raises $25,000

Funds to support local homeowners in need

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), raised more than $25,000 during its inaugural Charity Clay Shoot on Dec. 8 at Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda. Funds raised will support Lee BIA Builders Care efforts to provide emergency repairs and construction services at no cost to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners in Lee County.

“Our Charity Clay Shoot was a great success thanks to the generous support of the community, and we are grateful for their continued dedication as we work to make a difference in the lives of local homeowners in need,” said Christi Pritchett, executive director of BIA Builders Care. “We are thankful for all who contributed to a great inaugural event, and we look forward to hosting this fun event for the community again next year.”

The tournament brought more than 130 participants out to contend in a 16-station course with optional five stand and wobble trap competitions. Following the tournament, teams enjoyed live music from local band, Electric Mud, barbecue lunch provided by Jonesez BBQ, prize drawings, a special presentation from presenting sponsor, Land Solutions, Inc., and an awards ceremony to recognize the top teams and individual winners.

Category winners include:

First Place Team

Passarella & Associates: Mike Myers, Chris Griffin, Scott Bland and Matt Brosious

Second Place Team

Barraco & Associates: Carl Barraco Jr., Doug Tarn, Paul Marvin and Vince Barraco

Third Place Team

Preferred Materials: Steve Kluch, Craig Moorehead, Derek Mecko and Bubba Williamson

Top Individual Shooter

Mike Myers, Team Passarella & Associates

Top Lady Shooter

Keri Linden, Team Modern Tile & Carpet

In addition to Land Solutions, Inc. as presenting sponsor, Charity Clay Shoot sponsors included Barraco & Associates as the beverage sponsor and Raymond Building Supply as the lunch sponsor. Supporting big shot sponsors included Beattie Development, Babcock Ranch/Kitson & Partners, Cal Atlantic Homes, Cape Coral Plumbing, Pulte Homes, Babcock Home Realty, Stock Development, Better Buildings, Inc., R.D. Johnson Construction, Fort Myers Brewery, Minto Communities, Modern Tile & Carpet and Lennar.

About Lee Builders Care

Lee BIA Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.25 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Lee Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Lee Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA office at 6835 International Center Blvd., Suite 4, in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 63-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.com. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.

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