Lowcountry Land Trust is bringing back its annual charity Sporting Clays Shoot and this year’s event is the biggest one yet. The three-day event kicks off with its first Women’s Shoot followed by two days of sporting clays open to the public. This year’s event is at White House Plantation, a private property protected under conservation easement in Green Pond, SC.
The Women’s Shoot on Friday, March 27th is an invitation-only event hosting 48 shooters. Following the women’s shoot on the 12-trap clays course, participants will enjoy lunch and a curated “shop and shoot” experience with a select group of vendors, including Grady Ervin, Peggy Watkins Sport and Wildlife Art, Norton + Hodges, Brackish, Holland & Holland, Hallie P. Seibels Fine Portraiture, Margerite and Motte, Caesar Guerini, Krieghoff, Syren, Carolina Millinery Company, and Fieldshop by Garden & Gun.
On Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, experienced and novice shooters are invited to the ticketed two-day Sporting Clays Shoot presented by Anderson Insurance Associates and PURE Insurance. Guests will shoot a professionally set clays course designed to highlight the host property’s scenic location in the ACE Basin along the Ashepoo River.
Tickets are $175 each and include a morning or afternoon shoot on either Saturday or Sunday, plus a whole-hog barbecue by Jimmy Fitts, post-shoot refreshments and beverages, including Blade and Bow Bourbon, and a curated shopping experience. For non-shooters, a separate lunch ticket is available for $45. Space is limited and this event is expected to sell out. Purchase tickets at www.lowcountrylandtrust.org. The event is rain or shine.
White House Plantation is owned by Bill and Linda Demmer. Linda Demmer, an avid shooter herself, has a long-standing interest in historical preservation, conservation and restoration. She is currently restoring and creating habitats for migratory birds, turkey, quail and deer at the 1900-acre White House Plantation, which includes nearly 450 acres protected under a conservation easement.
“We are thrilled to host Lowcountry Land Trust’s annual charity sporting clays shoot at White House to highlight the importance of conservation in the ACE Basin and to support the growing sporting clays shooting community in the Lowcountry," Linda Demmer said.
In working with the Demmers to organize the sporting clays shoot, the staff at Lowcountry Land Trust realized how many women are interested in sporting clays. The growing popularity of the sport among women led to the creation of a women’s only event to kick off the weekend tournament. Charleston even has its own chapter of the Annie Oakley’s, the Charleston Annies, who gather at the Kiawah Island Club Sporting Club.
“We’re excited to expand this popular fundraising event for Lowcountry Land Trust. It allows us to celebrate the talents of local women clay shooters, highlight a magnificent, protected property and raise funds that will help us conserve even more critical land in our state,” said Ashley Demosthenes, president & CEO of Lowcountry Land Trust.
Lowcountry Land Trust has protected more than 147,000 acres of land across 17 South Carolina counties, including 14.4 miles along the Ashepoo River. In 2019, the Land Trust was involved in the protection of Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, Big Snooks in the Savannah River watershed and two properties in the ACE Basin.
About Lowcountry Land Trust
Founded in 1986, the Lowcountry Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to honor the relationship between people and land by protecting irreplaceable Lowcountry lands and treasured places. Lowcountry Land Trust has protected more than 147,000 acres across 17 counties in South Carolina. More information about the Lowcountry Land Trust is available at www.lowcountrylandtrust.org.