Clays for a Cause

Mar 5, 2024

The Salvation Army is excited to announce that its inaugural Clays for a Cause event on May 31, 2024 at Indiana's premier shotgun-only range, Indiana Gun Club, just northeast of Indianapolis. The 12-station sporting clays course will offer participants a challenging day of competitive shooting while raising funds to help The Salvation Army's vital summer camp programs in Indiana. The event will be emceed by native Hoosier Creek Stewart, who is known worldwide as a wilderness survival expert, author, and television host.


Registration is now open at


 "We're excited to be hosting our very first Clays for a Cause and connecting people from across our state with The Salvation Army's impactful summer ministries," said Major Marc Johnson, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army. "Indiana Gun Club is a unique facility in Indiana and a big draw for sporting clays enthusiasts. We couldn't have asked for a better partner for this new and exciting event!"

Indiana Gun Club was established in 1954 and today hosts many of the state's biggest skeet and sporting clays events on its 77-acre property. In addition to the 12-station sporting clays course that will be used for Clays for a Cause, the club also has four voice-activated trap ranges and five skeet ranges that are open to the public year-round.


Clays for a Cause is modeled after similar events held by The Salvation Army in Wisconsin and is open to individuals and teams statewide. Proceeds from the day's events will help The Salvation Army offer at-risk and disadvantaged children from across Indiana the experience of a lifetime: a week at Hidden Falls Camp this summer.


The 700-acre Hidden Falls Camp is located in beautiful southern Indiana in a landscape that offers rolling hills and wooded trails, rustic log cabins for campers, and a wide range of traditional camp activities. Kids at Hidden Falls Camps enjoy swimming, archery, fishing, arts and crafts, high ropes courses, mountain biking, and even zip lining. Themed camps each week immerse campers in the arts, STEAM, sports, and even the challenge of "roughing it" with outdoor survival skills.


"Hidden Falls is a place where kids get to just be kids," said Dan Bell, Hidden Falls Camp Director. "Whether they come from a big city or a small town, they get to try new things, learn about teamwork, and enjoy the great outdoors with lots of other kids their own age. Every year we see kids come out of their shell, start healing from past traumas, and make friends that will last a lifetime. It’s such a special place, and I’m so glad that we get to bring the magic of Hidden Falls Camp to hundreds of kids every single summer."


Clays for a Cause Registration Information

  • Individual registration is $225

  • Team registration (4 individuals) is $800

  • All registrations include a light breakfast, hot lunch, ammunition, and a free shotgun rental courtesy of Indiana Gun Club (if needed)

  • The event kicks off at 7:30 AM with breakfast, registration, and safety briefings

  • The competition shoot runs is 9:00-11:30 AM and is immediately followed by lunch and the awards program

  • Register now at


Sponsorship opportunities are also available for companies, clubs, and other organizations that would like to support Clays for a Cause. Higher level sponsorships include team registrations so that sponsors can also come out and enjoy the competition. For more information about becoming a Clays for a Cause sponsor, reach out to Jo Ann Remender at


To learn more about Clays for a Cause, download a sponsorship brochure, or sign up to compete, visit Learn more about the beautiful 700-acre Hidden Falls Camp by visiting

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