Around Katy July 2016

| July 1, 2016

Clay shooting action.

Clay shooting action.


The Scott Rothwell Team of Four blasted its way to take top honors as the High Point Team at the Third Annual Pin Oak Sporting Clays Classic. The Pin Oak Club, a charitable and social organization affiliated with The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, hosted the event on April 25 at the Greater Houston Gun Club.

This year’s Pin Oak Sporting Clays event provided 12 teams of four shooters an opportunity to aim their best shots at clay targets to benefit three children’s charities: Texas Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Houston at Texas Children’s Hospital and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance.

Raising over $30,000 at this year’s event, the Pin Oak Sporting Clays Classic teams competed for the High Point Team and High Point Individual honors. Members of the High Point Team included team leader Scott Rothwell, Rob Stacy, Mark Rothwell and Dave Larned. Top Shot Individual Honors went to Rothwell and Melanie French Rothwell. Prizes for the top team included a shadow box trophy with an engraved medallion adorning a sporting clay on the inside. The top individual shooters received a shadow box trophy, a gun sleeve and an embroidered blaze orange hat with the Pin Oak tournament logo.

Pin Oak Club members Hollis Grace, Erin Ivy and Jeffrey Yates co-chaired the event. Ben Westcott served as the honorary chair.

“Our sporting clays tournament has grown considerably over the past two years. It is truly gratifying to see so many groups of people come together to support Pin Oak’s charities. I am especially grateful to my co-chairs Hollis Grace and Erin Ivy, as well as the Pin Oak leadership team and volunteers for making this year’s tournament a success,” commented Yates, who co-chaired the Second Annual Sporting Clays Classic with Ivy in 2015.

Guests included Pin Oak board chair Chris Tresten and sons Michael and William Tresten; Dave Burrows; Cathy and Craig Taylor of Irish Day Farm; Pin Oak Board member Mary Jones and husband Rich; Pin Oak President Lynn Walsh with sons Devon and Ryan Walsh; members of the second place team, Trent and Tony Pelletier, with Susan Pelletier cheering them on; and Mimi and Daniel Herbert of Irish Day Farm. Irish Day Farm was the title sponsor of The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, which was held March 22-April 3 at Great Southwest Equestrian Center.

Pin Oak Sporting Clays sponsors included Alamo Resources, Walsh & Albert, MLN Company, the Law Offices of Ray Epps, 360 Worldwide Security, Karbach Brewing Co., Rudy’s BBQ, Stan Marek, and Meredith Flaherty Photography.

Pin Oak Sporting Clays raffle items included a Yeti Roadie donated by Shyne Energy, a gift basket donated by Whole Foods Market Houston, tickets for two to a Houston Ballet performance, a one-of-a-kind hand-drawn charcoal 12×15 work of art from PriXmier Art’s private collection and a one-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston.


(L-R): Sam Van Amburgh, Jeffrey Yates and Dyer Rothrock



This summer’s Youth Camps offered by the City of Katy include:

Skyhawks Soccer Camp: Located at Katy City Park, the Skyhawks Sports Academy provides sport programs where children discover and develop athletic skills and social values such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. All children grades PreK-4th are welcome. The Camp operate from 9-11 a.m. until September. Register online at

Fast Forward Camps, July 18-22: Geared for Lego lovers of all levels, this lineup will teach skills sure to improve Lego building. Camps include Lego Logo, for ages 8-12; Lego Expert, ages 8-12; Lego Mania, ages 4-7; Lego Designer, ages 4-7, and Survival Tactics Camp, ages 8-12.

Katy Keepers Academy, July 25-29: KKA is an environmental education-focused camp for elementary students. Topics and demonstrations include the importance of water, the impacts of litter, the benefits of recycling and other issues. The camp is led by volunteers and staff from Keep Katy Beautiful and the city’s Parks and Rec Department. Fee is $75 per participant. Register at

For more information on any camp, email Amy Reed at

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