Annual D.A.D.’s Day sporting clay shoot scheduled for June 9

The second annual Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council sporting clay shoot is set for early June to benefit diabetes research.

Held on June 9 at Black Wing Shooting Center, 3722 Marysville Road in Ostrander, all profits from the event will benefit 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 June 1. The C/COBCTC is looking for 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% 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 $110,000 for D.A.D.’s.

Contact Dorsey Hager, C/COBCTC Executive Secretary, 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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