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October 21, 2017 | Mi Ranchito Sporting Clays | Edinburg, Texas

We are looking forward to another exciting, family friendly event benefiting the Texas Ranger Association Foundation. Last year, our sponsors and attendees helped us raise $114,000 towards our scholarship fund! Company “D” has been challenged to exceed that amount, and have accepted the challenge!! Our goal is to raise $150,000 - with your generous support, we will reach our goal.


What is the Texas Ranger Classic?

The Texas Ranger Classic is a sporting clay tournament brought to you by Company "D" Texas Rangers and the Texas Ranger Association Foundation (TRAF). This event is open to all firearms enthusiasts looking to have a fun, competitive day of sporting clay excitement. The tournament format is: 4-Person Teams, 15-Stations, 100-Birds.

  • Raise scholarship funds for the Texas Ranger Association Foundation benefiting children of active Texas Rangers.
  • Interact with Texas Rangers, both active duty and retired.
  • Compete for fantastic prizes and bragging rights!

What is the Texas Ranger Classic?

  • Sign-up to be a sponsor.
  • Spread the word - tell your friends, family, and business network.
  • If you can't make the shoot in person, make a donation to help us meet our goal.

Co. "D" Texas Rangers 2017

Benefiting the Texas Ranger Association Foundation

The Texas Ranger Association Foundation, Inc. (TRAF) was organized in 1982 to support active and retired Texas Rangers, a division of the Texas Department of Public Safety since 1935. TRAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Texas Corporation.

For additional information regarding the Texas Ranger Association Foundation, please contact:
Liz Myrick, Executive Director
254-752-1001 | liz.myrick@thetexasrangers.org

  • To preserve and perpetuate the history and heritage of the Texas Rangers.
  • To assist active and retired Texas Rangers, their spouses and dependents, as well as spouses and dependents of deceased Texas Rangers in need of emergency relief and assistance. TRAF also hosts an annual reunion for retired Texas Rangers.
  • To establish and administer a scholarship fund to aid the children of active Texas Rangers who plan to attend or are attending accredited colleges or universities.
  • To assist with the expansion, improvement and operations of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum in Waco, TX.

TRAF Scholarships

We work to support our Texas Rangers by providing scholarships to the children of active duty Rangers. The scholarship program was established in 1988 to defray the burden of costs associated with higher education. Presently an average of 50 students attending a college, university or accredited trade school receive a TRAF (Texas Ranger Association Foundation) scholarship each year. Each fulltime student receives $4,000 per year. Since 1988, TRAF has awarded over $1.6 million in scholarships.


Helpful Information

  • Format

    • 4 Person Teams
    • 15-Stations
    • 100-Birds
  • Optional Games

    You can sign up on-site to play these optional games:

    • Pair-in-the-Air Warm-up game – for individuals who want to practice before the big shoot ($20/person)
    • Retired Sheriff Billy B. Hopper Station Challenge – Through the generosity of Sheriff Hopper, the Texas Ranger Classic is honored to name one of our most popular games after him: The Sheriff Billy B. Hopper Station Challenge. This game was designed to show just how well you measure up on the shooting range! For a buy-in of $50 you will compete to see who the real aces are by breaking all ten birds at the designated station. If you are one of the aces, you will be entered into the raffle for a Franchi Over/Under 12 gauge shotgun – a value of over $1,500.00! In the event there are no aces on event day, the shotgun will be auctioned off at the reception.
    • Team Flurry Event – To be held after the 4 person team shoot. Pick a new team, or use the team you shot with in the 4 person event. ($200/team)
  • Contact

    Have a question or need a little help? Contact our Event Coordinator – she’s got the info you need!

    Lacy Finley, Event Coordinator
    512-796-7942 | lacy@techcumulus.com

  • Event Schedule

    • 8:30 – 9:30AM
      • Breakfast provided by Chorizo San Manuel
      • Registration and Silent Raffle
      • Optional warm-up game “Pair-in-the-Air” (Register on site for warm-up game.)
    • 10 AM Start Time
    • 12:30 – 2PM
      • Team Flurry
      • Event Reception, Awards Ceremony, Raffle
      • Lunch provided by Chorizo San Manuel
      • Beverages provided L&F Distributors & Rebecca Creek Distillery
  • Hotel

    Staybridge Suites McAllen

    620 Wichita Avenue, McAllen, Texas 78503

    To reserve your room, click here for online reservations, or you may call 956.213.7829 or email info-mcallen@ascensionmgt.com Group Code: TRC

    Room rates:

    • $94/night for a Queen Studio
    • $104/night for a King Suite
    • $124/night for a 2 Double Bed Suite

    The room block RATE is good from October 19th through the 22nd. All reservations must be made by October 9th to ensure availability.

  • What You Need To Bring

    • Shotguns: – 12, 20, 28 ga, and 410s
    • Shells: – All shooters are required to bring their own ammunition.
    • Shot Size: – Shot size 7 1/2, 8s, or 9s
    • Safety Gear: – Eye & Ear Protection
  • 11 Tips for Clay Shooting

    Let’s face it, we have some competitive sportsmen and women in our ranks! We did a little research and found numerous tips from veteran shooters to help give you an edge, and help you walk away with a beautiful belt buckle and bragging rights. Check out the tips here.


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Sponsorship Levels & Individual Pricing

  • Sponsors' VIP Party | Friday, October 20th

    All sponsors are invited to attend a private VIP Party on Friday, October 20th. Enjoy live music, food, beverages, and camaraderie with the Texas Rangers and other special guests. Get a sneak-peek at our fabulous auction items – .45 Colt 1911 King Ranch Edition pistol with custom stag grips, Beretta Super Sport 12 gauge shotgun with custom leather shot bag, Bennelli Over/Under 12 gauge shotgun, authentic Ranger owned pistol, and much more! Thank you to Safe Global Services for sponsoring our VIP Event!



Register Before October 14th to Receive our Limited Edition TRAF Gun Slip!

All shooters that register by October 14th will receive a limited edition Texas Rangers/TRAF canvas gun slip. (1 gun slip/shooter) Thank you to the NANCY B. CHAPPELEAR WELDON FOUNDATION for this amazing donation!


Top Prizes!

What do the top shooters get? One of our gorgeous belt buckles! Buckles will be awarded for the following categories; and yes, you can win in multiple categories:

  • 1st Place Team in the 4-person team competition (4 buckles)
  • High Overall Champion (1 buckle)
  • Runner-up High Overall Champion (1 buckle)
  • Women's High Overall Champion (1 buckle)
  • Youth High Overall Champion, 17 yrs and younger (1 buckle)
  • 1st Place Team in the Flurry Competition (4 buckles)
Register TODAY!

The Texas Ranger Classic is Graciously Sponsored by:


Chief Sponsors

For more than 110 years, HEB’s commitment and involvement in the community has been an important part of the way they do business. HEB is proud to support initiatives like the H-E-B Food Bank Assistance Program, their annual Feast of Sharing holiday dinners, and the Spirit of H-E-B trailer that provides on-site relief in areas devastated by natural disasters.

It’s their way of saying thank you for allowing them to be our neighbor. They call it H-E-B’s Spirit of Giving. In this spirit, they have contributed five percent of pre-tax earnings to public and charitable programs since the 1930’s.

Their commitment to the community is deeply rooted in their company. After all, they’re from here, too! H-E-B is proud to be the Chief Sponsor of the Texas Ranger Classic Company “D” Sporting Clay Tournament. Nothing is more Texas than H-E-B and the Texas Rangers!

Retired Sheriff, Billy B. Hopper, of Loving County, Texas is proud to be a Chief Sponsor of the Texas Ranger Classic Company "D" Sporting Clay Tournament and the Texas Ranger Association Foundation.

Group photo of our Chief Sponsor HEB from the 2016 shoot.

Lieutenant Sponsors

People, Equipment and Services for Your Organization’s Security Needs

No two organizations have security needs that are exactly alike. That’s why your security services program should be tailored to your needs. For more than 50 years, Allied Universal has been providing customized physical security solutions to meet the specific needs of large and small organizations.

What’s given us such longevity? We combine the right personnel, training and technology with the responsiveness of local and site management. Add to that an excellent customer service team, and you will see why Allied Universal builds enduring client relationships.

It all starts with understanding your specific needs, then creating a security solution that not only meets those needs but also anticipates issues. The result is a customized, proactive security solution that you can trust. And although changes can be difficult in any organization, your security program transition will be efficient, smooth and painless — and completely transparent to your customers.


Chief Justice Ken Law (Ret.)
Chiltipin Creek Custom Hats
Lacy Finley & Ashley Guest
Law Office of B. Trey Martinez PLLC
Lopez Silver
Mike Webb - Transpac Managers
Presidential Transportation Services
Retired Ranger Robert Hunter
Terry Fant - GripGuy3.com

Tres Potrillos

Sergeant Sponsors

Founded in 1966 to meet the needs of small businesses in Laredo, Texas, IBC now serves 88 communities throughout Texas and Oklahoma providing full service banking seven days a week.

IOC Company, L.L.C's primary market is the highway and road industry. We have carefully managed the rapid growth of our company by diversifying into different markets and excelling as a top performer in the industry. This includes a total commitment to safety, quality, training, technology and integrity.

Securitas serves a wide range of customers in a variety of industries and customer segments. Our protective services, developed together with our customers, are designed to incorporate a high degree of technology content. While manned guarding still represents the cornerstone of Securitas, we continuously work to develop our offering. This enables us to meet customer specific demands at a competitive price.

Flurry Winners from 2016