Sporting Clays Classic

On April 12, 2024, we will be holding our 3rd Annual Sporting Clays Classic benefiting our Y Afterschool programming and scholarship fund. Shooters may register as a team of four or an individual may register and be assigned to a team. Teams will rotate through twelve stations, with an additional Flurry competition. There will be a morning and afternoon group, with prizes awarded after each group competes to the top team score in the A, B and C classes based on the Lewis Class Scoring System. A prize will also be awarded to the Highest Overall scorer and the top Flurry team.

In addition to the shoot, you will have the chance to win several raffle items. All proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships for individuals and families in need of childcare services. In 2023, we raised $34,589 for afterschool scholarships!

Presented By:

Located At:

Rocky Creek Sporting Clays
3390 Mountain Gap Road
Richburg, SC 29729

Sponsorship Opportunities (Available Now)

All sponsors will be recognized on YMCA of Upper Palmetto’s website and have the opportunity to provide promotional materials to be included in participant goodie bags. YMCA of Upper Palmetto is an approved section 501(c)(3) organization, and as such, all contributions are tax deductible (Tax ID 57-0335422).

Download registration form here.


  • Up to three, four-person team registrations
  • Recognition at awards ceremony and lead logo recognition on all print and digital collateral
  • Three dedicated social media posts promoting company
  • Opportunity for partner radio spot on Palmetto Mornings
  • Opportunity for company representative to speak at lunch


  • Up to two, four-person team registrations
  • Recognition at awards ceremony and large logo recognition on all print and digital collateral
  • Two dedicated social media posts promoting company


  • One four-person team registration
  • Company name and logo displayed and acknowledged during lunch
  • Recognition in social media posts promoting event
  • Opportunity for company representative to speak at lunch


  • One four-person team registration
  • One dedicated social media post promoting company
  • Logo recognition on all print and digital collateral


  • Opportunity to present awards at awards ceremonies
  • One four-person team registration
  • Logo included on all score cards


  • One four-person team registration
  • Recognition in social media posts promoting event
  • Name recognition on all print and digital collateral


  • One four-person team registration
  • Signage at one select station throughout the course


  • Company name and logo on golf cart
  • For beverage cart, non-alcoholic beverages will be served throughout the day

Teams FAQ

  • Gun rental
  • Golf cart, if preferred (course is walkable)
  • Targets and ammo (20 or 12 gauge shells)
  • Eye/ear protection

For morning teams, breakfast/coffee will be available. Both morning and afternoon teams will be provided lunch and beverages (water/sports drinks) will be available during shoot.

No, guns are available for rental (included with registration) during the shoot.

Yes. Guns must be a minimum 26″ barrel.

Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear shoes comfortable for walking. Eye and ear protection will be provided and is required on the course.

Fifty targets on the course, over 12 stations plus a 40 target Flurry station.

Each shooter will be asked to sign a waiver at registration. A safety talk will be required before each shoot begins.

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Afterschool Care at the Y

The YMCA of Upper Palmetto is committed to providing the highest quality after school care possible. Our program is designed to enhance a child’s school day through activities such as homework support, filed trips, large and small group games, devotions and singing. We strive to develop the whole child through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our afterschool programs serve over 600 children weekly, ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.

Financial Assistance

The YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be denied membership or access to programs based on their ability to pay. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the YMCA of Upper Palmetto ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Thanks to funds from our annual campaign, we are able to provide scholarships for children and families in need of financial assistance and cannot afford the full cost of YMCA programs like afterschool. Approximately 1 in 3 children registered for afterschool receive some form of scholarship, totaling almost $20,000 a month. When summer day camp is included, YMCA of Upper Palmetto provides nearly $275,000 in childcare scholarships annually, none of which would be possible without individual and corporate donations.

The Y has been amazing for my family. It has allowed me to have trustworthy affordable childcare for my children after school and during summer/off days. My children absolutely love their counselors. They always have fun. The counselors continue to go above and beyond for my children to make them comfortable and to make them feel that when I'm at work. They get to socialize and have fun. They get help with homework and a lot of activity. I can't express how amazing the Y is.

Check Out Photos from 2022

Angie Smith

Angie Smith, is a gifted writer, encourager and loving mother of four. Together with her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, they established The Steve Smith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need while advancing causes  close to the family’s heart – Promoting family health & wellness as well as the awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

In 2022, The Steve Smith Foundation and Mecklenburg County partnered to create Charlotte’s first behavioral health urgent care, a 24/7, 365 urgent care facility dedicated to mental health and substance abuse needs.

Angie’s commitment to her family, transparency and unselfishness, by putting other’s needs before her own, is an inspiration to all of us!

Alan Tyson

Alan Tyson is the President Architech Sports and Physical Therapy. He was the former Vice President of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation for OrthoCarolina. He is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with the Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and continues to serve as a consultant to the team. Alan is also a consultant with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Eagles.

Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder. He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete, the baseball pitcher, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines. Alan is also an associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Journal. He co-hosted a weekly radio show “Health Headlines” on 1110AM WBT with Stacey Sims and Dr. Russ Greenfield for 3 years.

Antoinette Johnson

Meet Antoinette Johnson, the inspiring culinary star of “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation” Hailing from Lexington, KY, she transforms simple, humble ingredients into extraordinary dishes, all while championing the use of fresh, locally-sourced produce. Through her triumph on “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation,” Antoinette’s unwavering perseverance catapulted her career, proving that with passion and determination, anything is possible. With a heart dedicated to community and a love for supporting local farmers, Antoinette’s journey is a testament to embracing change, fostering growth, and inspiring others to follow their culinary dreams.

Beyond her culinary triumphs, Antoinette is a firm believer in the power of evolution and perseverance. She stands as a shining example of how one can constantly evolve, change, and grow on their journey to success. Antoinette’s story is one of resilience and determination, inspiring others to follow their passions despite any challenges they may encounter.

Now, with a cookbook deal and cash grand prize, Antoinette is forging ahead on her culinary adventure, driven by the desire to prove herself and inspire her daughter.