Lakeland, FL, March 29, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The second annual Noah Jeffries Memorial Clays Event will take place Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Tenoroc Range in Lakeland, FL. The event is held as a fundraiser by Noah’s Army Foundation, Inc. to help raise funds for scholarships and first responders in Polk county, Florida. It is one among several efforts the foundation pursues to hopefully bring good to others in the community who spend their lives serving residents of Polk county through law enforcement and fire rescue.
Noah’s Army Foundation was created when 21-year old Noah Jeffries, a future hopeful for the Polk County Sheriff’s office, lost his life due to a motorcycle accident on October 4th, 2017, in Lakeland, FL. Jeffries was the sporting clays manager of Florida Wildlife Commission’s Tenoroc range. He was a world record holder in several sports. A sporting clays competitor and multiple time champion in the sport since the age of 13, making the NSCA (National Sporting Clays Associations) All-American roster twice and the Florida state sub junior, junior and Men’s Open Master’s Champion consecutive years. It was a sport he cherished and where he came to meet many sheriff’s deputies and city officers.
Last year’s inaugural event held in March successfully raised funds to award four cadets scholarships at Polk State College for Public Safety as well as provide assistance to several veterans, seniors and women in domestic violence crisis. This year the foundation will expand its scholarship to Ridge Technical’s Fire Academy and will continue to assist wherever they can, following the legacy Noah Jeffries built of kindness, strength and putting others first.
Noah’s Army Foundation is grateful and encouraged by the support of local area companies who offered sponsorships and/or raffle item donations such as Oakley Trucking, Caliber Coffee, Bartow Ford, Kelley Buick GMC, Polk County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 46, Polk State College, Rapture Guns & Knives, Florida Forged, Bank of Central Florida, CPD Wine & Liquor, Averett Septic, Sandpiper Golf Course, Interstate Battery, Lakeland Cryo & Recovery, Carts-R-Russ and Nick & Moe’s. Other area companies include Home Depot, Hooters, Roman & Roman Law, Georgia Behavioral, Master Purveyors and the Berardinelli Group.
Caliber Coffee, a Lakeland-based company, will be providing coffee for visitors. FWC will be giving a public dedication of the memorial built in Noah’s honor that will serve all visitors at Tenoroc Range. Noah’s Army has also invited the OneBlood donation bus from 9am to 1pm. Noah elected to be an organ donor when he received his driver’s license at the age of 16 and because of that choice, at his passing, four people continued to have life. LifeLink, the coordination group which handles donor and recipient matches in the central Florida area will have an information booth at the event as well.
Music will be provided by Flashback Productions, with lunch catered by Burning Bush BBQ. Registration and check-in begins at 8:30am, with squads heading out on the course by 10am. The 50-clay competition is free to enter. Noah’s Army will be accepting open donations. Lunch tickets are $10 per person. Raffle tickets and t-shirts can be purchased at the event as well.
Moving forward, Noah’s Army Foundation hopes to be able to provide scholarships to other counties and first responder academies. To learn more about their future plans as well as this weekend’s events, raffle items, registration or to make an open donation please visit NoahsArmyFoundation.org. You can also find them on Facebook or call 844-NoahsArmy.