The fifth annual Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council D.A.D.’s Day Clay Shoot is scheduled for Oct. 2.
The D.A.D.’s Day sporting shoot will take place at Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Road in Ostrander, with profits from the event benefiting Dollars Against Diabetes (DA.D.’s).
The clay shoot begins with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served at noon.
Registration for the event runs now through Aug. 20. Click here to download the D.A.D.’s Day registration form.
The C/COBCTC is also looking for D.A.D.’s Day sponsors as well.
Contact C/COBCTC Executive Secretary-Treasurer Dorsey Hager at (614) 361-2114 for more information, to register or if you would like to become a sponsor.
Organized in 1987 by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, the goal of D.A.D.’s is to raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), which is located at the University of Miami, Fla.
In 1994, DRI moved into a state-of-the-art research center built completely by union tradesmen and tradeswomen. Currently, this building is one of the most advanced diabetes research centers in the world.
The DRI’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes now. They have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to proceed with a Phase I/II clinical trial for a process they believe can eventually lead to a cure for diabetes, which is one of the nation’s deadliest diseases and affects the body’s ability to create or control insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and 25 percent of them do not know they have it. Roughly 88 million U.S. adults (one in three) have prediabetes and 90 percent are unaware they have it. In 2017, the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes was $327 billion.
Since 1988, the C/COBCTC has raised more than $124,000 for D.A.D.’s.
Participants can bring their own firearms, but Black Wing will provide a free gun to use during the event. All ammunition will be provided. Participants are not allowed to bring their own ammo.