Clay shoot event to benefit Penn State York's Nittany Success Center

March 17, 2011

Penn State York will hold its third sporting clays event from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Central Penn Sporting Clays in Wellsville, Pa. The event benefits Penn State York's Nittany Success Center. The Nittany Success provides tutoring, study skills workshops, and a variety of other support to help increase student success and increase their academic autonomy. Services are provided free. Participants are invited to take aim and shoot for a day of fun that also benefits Penn State York students.

The schedule for the day includes registration and warm-up from 1:30 to 3 p.m., shooting the course from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and ends with a tailgate and pig roast from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

A variety of contests will take place throughout the day. Wobble trap contestants have a chance to win four tickets to the Penn State vs. Nebraska game on Nov. 12.   In additional to individual prizes, participants with a competitive side may wish to take on one of the three celebrity shooters this year. 

Tom Russell, chief meteorologist at WHP-TV CBS 21, invites shooters to shoot more clays than he does for a chance to win four box seats to an upcoming Orioles vs. Yankees game at Camden Yards provided by Peoples Bank. Russell is a well-traveled broadcaster and has won many awards for his work including an Emmy and numerous Associated Press Awards.

Earl David Reed (EDR), comedian, bodybuilder, and radio personality invites participants to shoot more clays than he does for a chance to be entered in a drawing for a car detail/drive a Porsche Cayenne prize package sponsored by Autohaus Lancaster. EDR has appeared on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and performed in Las Vegas and can be heard on the “People’s Morning Show” on 105.7 the X as well as “Pearls from Earl” on Fox 43 News. The winner of this drawing will drop their car off by noon on a Friday and drive away with a Porsche for the weekend while their car is being detailed.

The final celebrity shoot is Denise DelGrosso Gilliland, third generation member of the DelGrosso family -- the oldest family-owned producer of pasta sauce in the United States. She has appeared on the “Today Show” cooking with her family as well as sharing her breast cancer story on the national syndicated show “Better TV.”  Shoot more clays than DelGrosso for a chance to win four tickets to a fall 2011 season show at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. 

Individuals can be a sponsor for $50 which includes 50 clays, foam ear plugs, a shell bag, and the tailgate. Sponsorships also are available for businesses. The For the Glory sponsorship of $4,000 is a presenting sponsor, call for more details. The Blue and White sponsorship of $1,000 includes four shooters with individual shooter benefits, five station signs on the course, a one-year membership to Central Penn Sporting Clays for “Top Gun” shooter, and a corporate discount for a block of eight tickets to a Pullo Center performance. The Nittany sponsorship of $600 includes four shooters with individual shooter benefits and two station signs on the course. The Station sponsorship of $125 includes a sign at a shooting station. Sponsorships are still available.

Each participant receives a free custom event T-shirt and a 20 percent discount coupon courtesy of the Penn State York Bookstore as well as a jar of DelGross pasta sauce courtesy of Denise DelGrosso Gilliland and DelGrosso Foods.

For a brochure or more information on the event, visit , call 717-718-6781, or e-mail To learn more about Penn State York’s Nittany Success Center, the beneficiary of this event, visit


  • Clay shoot participants take a break in between stations at the 2010 clayshoot.

    IMAGE: Barbara Dennis

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Last Updated March 21, 2011