More than 250 people gathered at the Portland Gun Club on September 15 for the Home Builders Foundation’s Annual Trap Shoot presented by ProBuild. Expert and novice shooters, sponsors and volunteers came together with a common goal, aiming to end homelessness.
This event, now in its seventh year, raises money annually for the HBF to continue its work to build and repair homeless shelters throughout the Portland metro area. Event proceeds this year will support the HBF’s two year commitment to renovate the Portland Rescue Mission’s Burnside Shelter and Next Step facilities.
“It feels great to have the home building industry coming together for such an important cause,” says Jeff Steffl of PROBuild and the 2011 Trap Shoot Committee Chair. “We had 30 teams competing this year, our best turnout in 7 years of hosting the event. The generosity of our industry continues to amaze me; more and more people want to get involved in the Home Builders Foundation’s mission of building shelter for the temporarily homeless.”
The event raised an estimated $20,000 for the Foundation’s shelter development program, including the upcoming work at the Portland Rescue Mission. Attendees took part in a casual day of camaraderie, purchased raffle tickets for a chance at winning one of the more than $4,000 worth of raffle prizes. The raffle was sponsored by Hollabaugh Brothers & Associates and prizes included a high end ‘cyclonic’ toilet and hands free sink, two backyard fire pits, hundreds of dollars in gift cards to Dick’s Sporting Goods and Fisherman’s Marine, local restaurants, as well as two guided fishing trips.
B & B BBQ and Celebrate Catering provided a hearty BBQ lunch in between rounds of shooting competition. Competition was intense, but in the end Lisac’s Fireplaces & Stoves secured their championship spot again, pushing Riggs Construction into second and ProBuild “A” took third place. The tradition of the sharp shooter contest continued with two men’s and one women’s competition taking place. Men’s winners Tim VanDyke of ProBuild and Dennis Robertson of DBR Construction received gift cards to Outdoor Outfitters, and the women’s competition winner Pangaea, of Pangaea Interior Design won a gift card to Nordstrom’s.
“The trap shoot is a unique and casual way for the Foundation to tell its story to the trades and vendors that make our shelter builds possible,” said Melanie Duncan, Executive Director of the Home Builders Foundation. “The committee is like family, and the
sponsorship support we received this year was amazing. We’re so very thankful.”
Special thanks go to the following sponsors of the 2011 Trap Shoot:
ProBuild, James Hardie, Exterior Wood Inc., Lisac’s Fireplaces and Stoves, Hollabaugh Brothers & Associates, Newberg Ford
Thanks to these teams and individuals for participating as shooters:
Arbor Custom Homes
Everett Custom Homes
Hollabaugh Brothers & Associates
Lisac’s Fireplaces and Stoves
Paulson’s Floor Coverings
Professional Remodelers Organization
Sussman Shank LLP