Limited Spots Remain for Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Posted: 7/15/2014

Proceeds to Fund New Ambulance

Participants of all ages helped raise funds for last year’s Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser. This year Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the event on Thursday, Aug. 14. Interested participants may register by contacting the Foundation at (605) 696-8855 or Only 14 of 112 shooting slots remain for hunting and firearm enthusiasts to participate in the Brookings Health System Foundation’s fifth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser.  The event, presented by First Bank & Trust, will take place Thursday, Aug. 14 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora. 

Proceeds from the 2014 event will help fund a new Type III ambulance at Brookings Health System. The ambulance will replace an older Type III vehicle as part of a fleet of five offering the only Advanced Life Support (ALS) service in Brookings County. It will be built and stocked as an ALS unit and will serve as the primary 911 response unit.

Interested individuals are encouraged to register by the early bird deadline of July 28 for a chance to win a prize valued at over $200.  Openings are not guaranteed the day of the event. Registration fees are $65 per adult or $250 per four-person team. Individuals who do not shoot but would still like to contribute may sponsor a shooting team.

Registration fee includes a meal and ammunition.  Over $1500 in prizes will be awarded.  Prize categories are top scoring team, top youth individual, top adult individual plus drawings for ghost clay shooters.

The event includes free hunting dog demonstrations by dog breeder Rod Brandenburger and ambulance tours conducted by Brookings Health System ambulance staff.  Attendees may purchase raffle tickets for prizes including a facility wide family membership at the Outdoor Adventure Center valued at over $500 and a facility/equipment rental from Dakota Nature Park valued at $125.

In addition to First Bank & Trust, event sponsors to date include Avera Medical Group Brookings, Helsper & Mahlke, P.C., Clark Drew Construction, Falcon Plastics, Twin City Fan, Iberdrola Renewables, Mills Construction, Sanford Health Brookings Clinic, Banner Associates, A&B Service Garage, Bowes Construction, Runnings, Eide Bailly,  Earthbend, Rude’s Home Furnishings, Rude’s On the Loft, The Exchange, Bankstar Financial, HyVee, Pheasant Restaurant, Clites Electric, Back in Motion Chiropractic, Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill, WW Tire, Hamlin Building Center, Cinema 5, Tessier’s Inc., Dacotah Bank, Scheels of Sioux Falls, Kjergaard Sports, Brookings Radio, Brookings Register, Minuteman Press, Central Business and Courtesy Plumbing. 

To sponsor the event or to register to participate in the event, contact Barb Anderson at (605) 696-8855 or A registration form is available online at

About Brookings Health System Foundation

Brookings Health System Foundation works to cultivate philanthropic gifts to support charity health care for those less fortunate; health and wellness education; facility, equipment, and technology upgrades; and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Officer Barb Anderson at (605) 696-8855 or

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at