Six GreenStone employees traveled to Chelsea, MI to support Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp by participating in the annual charity shoot. Lynette Scavo, Laura Woelmer, Kristi Love, Steve Stoutenburg, Kyle Wright, and ErinDuBois spent their Friday together shooting sporting clays and having fun for a great cause!
Each year, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) hosts the charity shoot to raise funds for the youth camp. In 2022, MUCC raised more than $30,000 to provide infrastructure improvements to the camp and ensure the next generation of conservation stewards have what they need. The event is open to all shooters no matter their skill level or affiliation.
All levels of shooters gathered to participate in a 12-station sporting clay course, scored out of 50 clays. The GreenStone team had a variety of skill levels, with Steve being more of an avid sportsman, and for a few members on the team, this was their first time!
“Spending the day competing together was a great deal of fun. For some people, they participate in golf outings, but I don’t golf, so this is my version of a golf outing,” explained Steve Stoutenburg, a financial services officer working with customers out of the Howell and East Lansing branches.
Golf isn’t the only networking event in business! By sponsoring and participating in a variety of events, employees of all hobbies can find a way to connect with the community. It also provided an opportunity for different departments to come together. The team had a combination of tax accounting, financial service officers, and customer service representatives competing together.
Similar to golf outings, shooting events welcome networking among the teams, businesses and communities they serve. The participants at these events are outdoor enthusiasts and love the natural resources Michigan has to offer. By connecting and building relationships through the shared love of nature, customers and GreenStone supporters are created.
Through partnering with Michigan Out-of-Doors, a mutually rewarding relationship has been built. “Partnering with GreenStone allows us to share our message about conservation, management, and Michiganders right to hunt, fish, trap,” said Director of Development and Membership for MUCC, Steve Windom. This partnership also allows GreenStone to meet new customers while spreading awareness of what we have to offer.
“Through all of our sponsors, we are truly able to help offset the cost of the event so that all of the proceeds go back into the youth camp. These funds help us send youth to camp, so that they can develop a love for the outdoors and outdoor heritage at a young age,” Windom continued.
MUCC is looking to expand this event to the west side of the state as well. “If there is anyone interested in supporting the event, forming a team, or even being an individual shooter, we want to hear from you! We are always looking for involvement, sponsors, and donations so that we can grow this experience across Michigan,” Windom said.
For more information on the annual charity shoot or future events, visit Annual Charity Shoot - Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org).
To learn more about other events GreenStone employees participate in across Michigan and Wisconsin visit Open Fields Blog | GreenStone FCS.