Registration now open for Helena Miracle League’s inaugural sporting clay tournament

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

ALPINE – Those interested in shooting sporting clays while also helping a good cause will have an opportunity to participate in the inaugural sporting clay tournament to benefit the Helena Miracle League this spring.

The sporting clay tournament is set for Friday, March 22, at Selwood Farm located in Alpine, and registration is open now for individuals, teams and volunteers willing to participate.

All of the proceeds from the tournament will help fund the future home of the 125-foot baseball field that will sit on a plot of land roughly 2.5 acres behind Joe Tucker Park in Helena. This ballpark will feature ADA accessible restrooms, a pavilion area, concession stand and a disability accessible parking lot.

The team entry fee for the tournament is $600 for a four-man team that will include a light breakfast, 400 rounds per team, ear plugs, goodie bags, a cart and lunch.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and personal carts and ATVs are also welcome.

The five game bundle costs $50 per player and will include ZZ bird, smoking target, shooters mulligan and more.

Company sponsorships are also available at the tournament including becoming a station sponsor for $100 or a station vendor for $250.

Prizes will be awarded to the highest and lowest individual score and for the best team score.

Payment for the tournament can be in the form of a check mailed to PO Box 17 in Helena or with a credit card. Those using a credit card should contact Mary Chambliss at (615) 300-3047.

The Helena Miracle League’s mission is to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to play Miracle League Baseball, regardless of their abilities, promote community support and sponsorship of Miracle Leagues and promote the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of Miracle League players and their families.

Other alternative uses for the future field in Helena could include visits from nursing home members for exercise, kickball, soccer and Special Olympics events.

For questions concerning the tournament, contact event coordinator John Burch at 790-6920 or at j.burch@att.net. Selwood Farm is located at 706 Selwood Road in Alpine.

The Helena Miracle League continues to host a wide-range of fundraisers to help with the project and more information can be found at Facebook.com/HMLAngels/ or Helenamiracleleague.com.