Dear Friends of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic and Ransom Ministries
I am pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual AOC Charity Clay Shooting Tournament will be held at Taylor Creek Sporting Clays on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00am. As a long time friend of the Armbruster family and supporter of Ransom Ministries, I am very proud to announce that ALL proceeds from this community outreach event will benefit Ransom Ministries.
Ransom Ministries’ mission is to empower people to overcome spiritual, relational and material poverty through knowing Jesus and serving others. They believe that following Jesus through serving others can transform individuals, families, communities, and the world.
Ransom Ministries expresses its mission through several projects: Ransom Café, a restaurant concept that allows people to donate what they can afford or volunteer for a meal at seven different locations ; the Clean Machine, a portable laundry and shower trailer serving the homeless community; Ransom Reprogram, an 8-week job and life skills training program that seeks to help people overcome barriers to employment and a healthy life style; Ransom on the Road, a food truck that serves at businesses, schools and outreach events; Mission Teams that travel to Mobile to learn about living a life of radical service in their own communities; and a Community Garden in an African refugee community in West Mobile. Ransom Ministries also hosts several special events, including an annual Thanksgiving meal and Candy Cane Christmas, a donation-only toy store that gives parents a dignified way to provide affordable Christmas gifts for their children.
Attached is an entry form that contains a list of sponsorship opportunities. Registration and lunch begins at 11:00 am, the shoot begins at 12:00 pm, and our awards ceremony begins at 4:00 pm. If you are unable to join us, please consider sponsoring a shooting station, which gives you the opportunity to set up a host tent providing your marketing materials, snacks and/or beverages.
Early-bird pricing for single shooters is available through Friday, March,16th. Shooters will be grouped in teams of four, so start putting your team together now. In addition to door prizes and a fantastic raffle, we will also have prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, the best overall shooter, and the most improved shooter.
Matthew D. Barber, MD