Clays for A’s takes aim at benefitting education in Baldwin County


PERDIDO, Alabama — Participants will get a double shot at benefitting education at the annual Clays for A’s event, set for Friday, March 26 at Bushy Creek Clays, 22505 Will Vaughn Road, Perdido.

The annual event is a project of Leadership Baldwin County and will be presented by Wind Creek Hospitality. It is a benefit for Baldwin County’s seven Education Foundations, the North Baldwin Coalition for Excellence in Education, the Central Baldwin Education Foundation, the Spanish Fort Enrichment Foundation, SEEDS of Daphne, the Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation (FEEF), the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation and the Coastal Baldwin Educational Enrichment Foundation.

Last year’s event , set for Friday, March 27, was canceled in the early days of the coronavirus shutdown and in organizing this year’s event, the Leadership Baldwin Class of 2021 reached out to the Classs of 2020 and agreed to host a combined event this year.

“Last year’s event was planned as a half-day shoot and last year’s class worked so hard to get sponsors and sign up teams that they decided they wanted to continue their support this year,” said Mandy Bezeredi, one of the event’s organizers on behalf of the Leadership Baldwin Class of 2021.

So rather than refund money from last year’s event, this year’s event will include both classes.

The class of 2021 sponsors and teams will participate in a morning flight, with registration beginning at 8 a.m., followed by a safety meeting at 9 and shot gun start at 9:30 a.m.

The class of 2020 sponsors and teams will begin registration at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon, safety meeting at 1 p.m. and shot gun start at 1:30 p.m. Awards will follow the afternoon flight.

While the registration deadline was set for March 12, Bezeredi said there might be a few slots available on the morning flight and anyone interested is welcome to call her at 251-543-6750 for registration availability.

Men and women are invited to participate in the event on March 26. Four-person teams can register at a cost of $125 per person. Individuals can also purchase a warm up and four mulligans for the five-stand event at a cost of $15. Golf cart rental for teams is also available for $35. All shooters must bring their own shotgun and 110 shells. Eye and ear protection is required.

You can also purchase chances on a gun raffle and are welcome to call Bezeredi for details. All checks should be made payable to Baldwin County United.

About Leadership Baldwin County

Leadership Baldwin County was established in 1989 by the University of South Alabama Baldwin County and Baldwin County United. Both USABC and BCU continue to sponsor the program and members from both organizations are represented on an administrative steering committee.

The joint committee guides the Leadershop Baldwin County program structure, budget, fees and candidate section.

About BCU

Baldwin County United was founded in 1984 as a response to the unprecedented growth in Baldwin County and the problems resulting from that growth.

The purpose of Baldwin County United is to promote, support and encourage understanding between Baldwin County’s diverse communities through cooperative actions designed to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for citizens living within the community of Baldwin County.

Baldwin County United is a progressive and financially stable organization with a balanced membership that represents the entire county. It is a highly effective institution that has a reputation for the fair and balanced examination of issues.

Dedicated to consensus building, BCU works to promote understanding and relationships. The organization acts as a bridge builder between neighbors within Baldwin County and between Baldwin County residents and residents of other counties.

For more information visit or call 251-929-7927.