Annual D.A.D.’s Day sporting clay shoot pushed back to Sept. 12

The fourth annual Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council D.A.D.’s Day sporting clay shoot is pushed back to Sept. 12.

Normally, the event is held in early June to benefit diabetes research, but due to coronavirus restrictions, a decision was made to hold the shoot later in the one.

Dorsey Hager, Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer and event organizer, was disappointed the event had to be moved, but is hopeful event attendance will continue to increase.

“Due to the uncertainty of the near future, we have rescheduled the D.A.D.’s Day clay shoot to Sept. 12,” he said. “This additional time will allow more opportunity to promote the event and hopefully get greater participation.”

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. 28. 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.

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) National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2014, reported cases of diabetes have increased nearly 13 percent over the past four years. They estimate 29.1 million people, or 9.3 percent of the U.S. population, has diabetes, including 8.1 million people who have the disease, but have not yet been diagnosed.

Since 1988, the C/COBCTC  has raised more than $117,000 for D.A.D.’s.

Contact Hager at (614) 361-2114 for more information.

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.

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