Welcome to Sporting Clays Challenge

April 2016

The GTCC Sporting Clays Challenge was created in 2014 to provide scholarships, services, and opportunities to benefit veterans and our public safety educational programs. This year’s event will feature a morning shoot with a 14-station course and is open to 25 teams of four. Shooters will enjoy a great event, the chance to network and promote their business, and the opportunity to help raise money for these important GTCC programs.

You may have heard of sporting clays referred to as “golf with a shotgun,” and that’s a fair comparison. Like golf courses, no two sporting clays courses are alike, and terrain and background have a lot to do with how targets are presented. Since no two courses are alike, shooters travel to different courses to experience variety.

GTCC Trains First Responders and Veterans:

Pursuing Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate:
James W. Vervaecke 

“At the end of my active duty service in the United States Marines Corps, I accepted a job as a civilian contractor training explosives detection dogs for the United States and United Kingdom militaries as well as multiple law enforcement agencies. I was laid off last year due to the sequester… I have enjoyed fulfilling my civil duty of serving my country and wanted to continue helping people and serving my community as a police officer.” 

“The High Point Police Department hired me to be a police officer in December 2013, and they send recruits to the Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification course at GTCC. GTCC is well-known for its Basic Law Enforcement Training course not only for the professionalism of its instructors, but also for the discipline they instill in their recruits as well as the quality education in the field of law enforcement and public safety.” 

“My long-term career goal is to work for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), conducting narcotics interdiction operations. I also continue to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves and plan to retire from the military as well.” 

GTCC provides a breadth of educational workforce training programs throughout the year that enables thousands of veterans and first responders like James to pursue their academic and career goals.