GUCA Holds Scholarship Foundation Sporting Clay Event

Wed May 14, 2014 - Southeast Edition
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Christopher Grading Inc. takes home the first place trophy at the sporting clay event.
Christopher Grading Inc. takes home the first place trophy at the sporting clay event.

The GUCA Scholarship Foundation held its 2014 Scholarship Foundation Sporting Clay event at the Cherokee Rose in Griffin, Ga., on April 11.

One hundred twelve participants from 31 companies enjoyed the sunny weather for this annual event, which included teams from the following participants:

American Heritage Gun Range & Training Center, Ashley Sling Inc., Brent Scarbrough & Company, Callaway Grading Inc., Christopher Grading Inc., Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co. Inc., Crawford Grading & Pipeline, DeKalb Pipeline Company, Dennis Taylor and Co. Inc., EJ USA Inc., Envirogreen Services LLC, Ferguson Waterworks, Flint Equipment, Fortiline Inc., Georgia Hydrant Services Inc., Loggins CPA, McCoy Grading, Newnan Utilities Water Department, Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority, Oldcastle Precast East Inc., RDJE Inc., Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Ronny D. Jones Enterprises Inc., Ruby-Collins Inc., Smith, Welch, Webb & White LLC, Southeastern Site Dev. Inc., STS/Utiliquest, Total Site Containment and Yancey Bros. Co.

The Crawford Grading & Pipeline Inc. team, which included Rocky Brooks, Jeff Brewer, Stuart Stokes and Andy Harvill took third place with a team score of 325. American Heritage Gun Range, included John Harris, Tommy Moseley, Ben Shurling and Mike Wasielewski took second place with a team score of 333. Christopher Grading, Inc., which included Joe Christopher, Walter Thompson, Matt Neely and Billy Christopher took first-place honors with a team score of 343. Jeff Brewer, Crawford Grading & Pipeline Inc. won best individual shooter with an individual score of 96.

The following organizations contributed to the event with sponsorships and donations:

American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Anderson Grading & Pipeline LLC, Archer Western Construction LLC, BB&T — Reese Insurance, Bituminous Insurance Co., Blount Construction Co. Inc., Brent Scarbrough & Company Inc., Brown, Nelms & Co., PC, Central Atlanta Tractor Sales, Crain Oil Company Inc., D&G Boring, Inc., Data Integration, E.R. Snell Contractor Inc., EJ USA Inc., Foley Products Company, Granite Mountain Machinery, Hayes Pipe & Supply Inc., Isco Industries, Loggins CPA, McWane Pipe Co., Oldcastle Precast East, Inc., Peed Bros. Inc., PentaRisk Associates of Georgia, LLC, Piedmont Paving Inc., Precision Blasting, Quadex Inc., Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Ruby-Collins Inc., Sheppard Trucking Inc., Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP, Southeast Culvert Inc., Southeastern Site Dev. Inc., Strack Inc., STS/Utiliquest, Total Site Containment, URETEK-CRSI Inc. and Yancey Bros. Co.

The money raised from this tournament will go toward the GUCA Scholarship Foundation.

“The utility contractors have given so much to the association” said Vikki Consiglio, GUCA executive director, “it is time we give back.”

The foundation has given 62 scholarships within the past nine years.

The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. Scholarship Foundation, founded in 2003, is a 501(c)3 foundation and has made the dream of a scholarship program for its members become a reality. Scholarship Foundation awards are chosen based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service, career goals and completion of an essay. High school graduates can apply for $1,000 scholarships to any college of their choice and $2,000 for industry degrees.

Foundation board members for 2014 include Matt McCormack, Archer Western Construction LLC, chairman; David Westrick, Ruby-Collins Inc., vice-chairman; Gina Shelnutt, Anderson Grading & Pipeline LLC, secretary/treasurer; Roxann Criswell, DeKalb Pipeline Company; Ricky Harp, Civil Site Services Inc.; Charles Lance, Peed Bros. Inc.; Lynda Murren, Total Site Containment; Brent Scarbrough, Brent Scarbrough & Company Inc.; Joseph Webb, RDJE Inc.; and Vikki Consiglio, GUCA, ex-officio.