Monday, September 28, 2009

Contact: Kristy Williams, (703) 993-8492;


The 2009 “Shooting for the Stars” Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays Fundraiser was a huge success.  Thanks to the support of our sponsors & participants we raised over $14,000 towards the operations of the Hylton Performing Arts Center!   The event was sponsored by Whiting-Turner.   


The day’s activities included a morning “fun shoot” and afternoon competition.  The Station Sponsors for the afternoon competition included Capitol Drywall, Inc.; ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC; Gainesville Plumbing; Scott-Long Construction; and Valid Electric, Inc.  Trophies were awarded to the winning teams by our Trophy Sponsor, The Jeffrey Powell Company. 


The barbecue awards reception included bluegrass entertainment provided by the Radford Brothers as well as a raffle drawing with many great prizes provided by local companies.  Our Prize Sponsors included Vino Curioso, The Marriott Ranch, Greenbrier River Retreat, Virginia Arms, Clark Brothers, HITT Contracting, Bristow Manor Golf Club, Raspberry Farms Hunt & Golf Club, The Flower Gallery and La Chapelle.   Everyone was kept well hydrated during the event by our wonderful beverage sponsor Pepsi.


The event was held at the Bull Run Shooting Center.   The Shooting Center’s wonderful staff was instrumental in making sure that everyone had a fun time throughout the day.


“This has been a particularly challenging year for fundraising and it is a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and creative group of individuals as those on the 2009 Shooting for the Stars Committee.  Creating a memorable day for our sponsors and participants is important to sustaining this event for the years to come and I am grateful to all those involved in helping the Hylton Performing Arts Center achieve its goals of enhancing the lives of area residents and providing arts education to the community, ” said Mike Sawyers of ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC.


Please contact Kristy Sandlin Williams at 703-993-8492 or email at for more information or visit the Hylton Performing Arts Center website at