Clays for a Cause
Clays for a Cause is a charitable sporting clays program produced and underwritten by Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Every dollar raised from the event—whether through sponsorships, donations or participant entry fees—is given directly to a local or regional charity specified by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation.
Our charitable focus? With help from some very well-aligned partners, we are striving to support their efforts to curb food insecurity in our state. Did you know that one out of every six Kentuckians faces problems with hunger? That means that on any given day, more than 700,000 people in the Commonwealth do not know where they will find their next meal. Keeping that need in mind, KFB Insurance has used the money raised over the past two years through Clays for a Cause to help increase awareness of hunger issues right here in our state and assist those best equipped to aid our neighbors in need.
- PARTICIPATE ♦ Interested in shooting some clays for a great cause? Seasoned veterans and beginners will be welcome at the fourth annual Clays for a Cause. You can shoot individually or with a team of four. Sign ups for the next event will open in early 2022. Stay tuned for more details!
- SPONSOR ♦ There are several sponsorship tiers available. Details regarding sponsorship opportunities for the fourth annual Clays for a Cause will be available closer to the event's date.
- DONATE ♦ In-kind donations (monetary or in the form of a silent auction item) will be accepted online or at the event if individuals or organizations would like to contribute to the charitable cause but do not want sponsorship recognition or to participate in the shooting event. Donation details will be available closer to the event's date.
To date, Clays for a Cause has donated more than $835,000 to charity. Every dollar raised from the event—whether through sponsorships, donations or participant entry fees—benefits a local or regional charity specified by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation.
Feeding Kentucky (recipient in 2019, 2020, and 2021)
Glean Kentucky (recipient in 2019, 2020, and 2021)
Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry (recipient in 2019, 2020, and 2021)
On April 20, 2021, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its third annual Clays for a Cause event, bringing in more than $220,000 to fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky. The event, which took place at Jefferson Gun Club in Brooks, Ky., was attended by nearly 300 participants and supported by 31 sponsoring companies. This year, all proceeds were again designated to support local hunger relief efforts as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.
KFB Insurance made a historic donation in April 2020 in lieu of the company’s second annual Clays for a Cause fundraising event, which was canceled due to social distancing guidelines. The record-setting $500,000 donation was comprised of the KFB Insurance Foundation’s $125,000 contribution (derived from Clays for a Cause sponsor and participant commitments) and then enhanced by an additional $375,000 from the Insurance Company. Funds were split between three local non-profit organizations – Feeding Kentucky, Glean Kentucky and Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry.
On April 23, 2019, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its inaugural Clays for a Cause event, raising $115,950 to fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky. The event, which took place at Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, Ky., was attended by 191 participants and supported by 37 sponsoring companies. All proceeds were donated to local hunger-relief efforts as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.