We just wrapped up the 5th Annual MBI-PAC Sporting Clay Builders’ Classics in Riverside (Sep. 21) and Waukee (Sep. 28). Both were tremendous events, raising nearly $35,000 for the MBI-PAC to support pro-business, pro-construction policymakers at the Capitol. This event continues in the great MBI tradition of bringing together industry colleagues for a day of construction camaraderie.
This year we had 15 teams sign up in Riverside, and 20 in Waukee. That’s more teams than we had in 2016 at both locations! So clearly we are seeing an event that people enjoy, and I think has the potential to grow and be a staple for many years in the future. And for me personally, it was my first time shooting a sporting clay event. Even though I need a ton more practice, it was a lot of fun!
In Riverside, we had a new food item on the menu this year. Provender, and Chef Chris Grebner pulled up in a mobile truck and tossed out pizzas until all of the guys were full. You should all look him up in Iowa City by visiting www.provenderiowa.com. A big thanks to the crew at Highland Hideaway Hunting. Ryan Giannini and his staff at the preserve have done another great job this year, as they have in the past.
Riverside 1st Place Winners:
Brad Hahn, WRH Inc.
Pat Mahoney, WRH Inc.
Justin Hahn, WRH Inc.
Kevin Parvin, WRH Inc.
Art Chipman, WRH Inc.
In Waukee, Scott Lange from Master Griller Catering out of Earlham took care of our appetites with BBQ brisket and pork loin for lunch and chicken wings, mushrooms and beef burnt ends and chicken sandwiches for the reception. Sharon Hurst and her team at New Pioneer Gun Club did a great job in allowing all of our shooters to enjoy a fun afternoon on such a beautiful day.
Waukee 1st Place Winners:
Chuck Follett, Allied Construction Services
Bob Pearson, Allied Construction Services
Don Harris, REW Materials
Bryan Myers, The Weitz Company
Kevin Kain, DCI Group
Special thanks to our sponsors:
LMC Insurance & Risk Management
Skold Construction Services, Inc.
Flurry Challenge Sponsor:
United Fire Group
Riverside Station Sponsors:
Knutson Construction Services, Inc.
Stetson Building Products, Inc.
Rathje Construction Co.
Star Equipment LTD
Braun Intertec IA
McComas-Lacina Construction LLC
Construction Materials, Inc.
Waukee Station Sponsors:
Neumann Brothers, Inc.
Star Equipment, Ltd.
Stetson Building Products Inc.
The Weitz Company
Remember, the MBI-PAC exists solely to provide support to candidates that reflect the ideas and values of the Master Builders of Iowa. Our commitment is to carefully use these dollars to foster relationships and work with candidates that support our construction industry. One last thank you to everyone who participated in making this year’s Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic such a success.