• The first annual Clover Clays Charity Shoot raised more than $20,000 in support of Missouri 4-H.
    The first annual Clover Clays Charity Shoot raised more than $20,000 in support of Missouri 4-H.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Individuals and teams gathered March 11 in support of the Missouri 4-H Foundation and the Missouri 4-H shooting sports program, raising more than $20,000 at the first annual Missouri 4-H Clover Clays Charity Shoot at Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports in Columbia.

“We’re thrilled with the support shown by our community for this inaugural event,” said Rachel Augustine, Missouri 4-H Foundation director. “The money we raised will help us enhance the 4-H experience for more than 6,000 young people enrolled in 4-H shooting sports projects across the state. Through these projects, young people learn about the safe and ethical use of firearms while they develop self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, teamwork and sportsmanship.”

Co-chairs Travis Scott and Caleb Colbert, along with Missouri 4-H program leader Lupita Fabregas, welcomed participants, thanking everyone for their support of Missouri 4-H and encouraging teams to have fun in spite of the rainy weather.

Bass Pro Shops was the presenting sponsor. American Outdoor Brands was the T-shirt sponsor. Graf and Sons and Hodgdon Powder Co. were the awards sponsors. Belly Market was the lunch sponsor, and Burr Oak Brewing and the Law Firm of Haden and Colbert were the beverage and snack sponsors.

Nutrien Ag Solutions was the station sign sponsor, and the station sponsors included Assured Partners; Rachel, Adam and Alex Augustine; Cedar Ridge MO LLC; MidwayUSA; Midwest Mailing; Missouri Friends of NRA; and Pro-Pumping & Hydrojetting.

Additional donors included Adam Augustine, Dungarees, Bob Idel, MidwayUSA Foundation, Tony Owens, Travis Scott, SK, Starline Brass and What-Ya-Say.

About Missouri 4-H

More than 55,000 members strong, Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing, and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow while making a real difference in their community, country and world. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri and the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. For more information on Missouri 4-H, visit

About the Missouri 4-H Foundation

The Missouri 4-H Foundation is the independent philanthropic partner of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. For more than 70 years, the foundation has secured and managed funds for Missouri 4-H, providing higher education scholarships, recognizing 4-H volunteers and supporting the work of MU Extension 4-H. Learn more at

The first annual Clover Clays Charity Shoot raised more than $20,000 in support of Missouri 4-H.

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