This happy foursome enjoyed the day-long CRF Sporting Clays Shoot in 2015. From left are Chris Spires, Ryan McCarthy, Craig Gilmour and Jeff Spencer. The event benefits Children’s Relief Fund, a nonprofit provider of services and resources for special nee

The fifth annual CRF Sporting Clays Shoot will be held Jan. 29 at Forest City Gun Club in Savannah.

The shoot has grown in popularity into a full day of competition and camaraderie, offering a unique way to support the mission of Children’s Relief Fund.

CRF, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), provides benefits and services for children and families with special needs in the Bluffton and Hilton Head Island area. CRF is the primary financial supporter of Challenge Camp at the Island Recreation Association and Area 8 Special Olympics.

“The event has been a tremendous success because participants see the real and immediate need to support those with special needs,” said Clays Shoot organizer Fuzzy Davis. “This is a fun shoot, and the money raised has a serious impact on our community.”

Forest City Gun Club is the oldest and largest continuously operating skeet, trap and sporting clays private club in the U.S. The day kicks off with a Lowcountry lunch by Jim ‘N’ Nick’s BBQ. Trick shooter Michael Perry will return to dazzle the crowd with an exhibition, and a silent auction and awards reception will conclude the festivities.

This year the CRF Sporting Clays will benefit a new non-profit, Pockets Full of Sunshine, whose mission is to help those with special needs transition their individual skills into jobs and become active members of their communities while helping the environment by crafting recycled materials into sellable products.

“The neat thing about our event is that anyone can participate and make a difference, whether you’re a shooter or not,” said participant-organizer RJ Bartholomew.

For more information, contact Carol Bartholomew at 843-384-1315 or register online at www.thechildrensrelief