Sergeant Dougherty Memorial Sporting Clays Championship

Sgt Dougherty Memorial Sporting Clays Championship

September 25, 2021

Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays
2750 Limestone St.
Coplay, PA 18037

Fundraiser for a Great Cause: Helping U.S. Marines, Sailors, and Their Families

Our name has changed from Blue Diamond to Sergeant James Dougherty to honor this deceased American hero and former President of the 1/5 Vietnam Veterans Association.

Event Sponsor

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF)

The Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides access to affordable education for the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs. In that time they have awarded more than 47,000 scholarships valued at nearly $145 million. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Event Host

1/5 Vietnam Veterans Association

We are the combat veterans of the 1st Battalion of the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (1/5), who served during the Vietnam War. Our Mission is to support the scholarship needs of the children of U.S. Marines and Sailors. We also foster, encourage, and perpetuate the memory, spirit and comradeship in arms of the 1/5 Vietnam Veterans/1st Marine Division, and support the active duty men and women serving in “our” battalion and “our” regiment, and their families. The 1/5 Vietnam Veterans Association is a 501 (C)(19) non-profit corporation chartered in the state of North Carolina. All donations are tax-deductible up to the limits of the law. For any questions regarding the 1/5 Vietnam Veterans Association, or the Sergeant Dougherty Memorial shoot on 9/25/21, please call John “Doc” Chang (1/5 Treasurer) at 937-602-1633.

Our Projects

The Sergeant Rodney M. Davis, USMC (Medal of Honor) Memorial Scholarship

Managed and administered by the Community Foundation of Central Georgia (CFCG), the Sgt. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund was launched on November 10, 2013, with the award of $25,000 to the CFCG by the 1/5 Vietnam Veterans Association. As of this date, the current fund balance stands at over $250,000 and continues to grow. The CFCG is a member of a nationwide network of Community Foundations, and is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit corporation based in Macon, GA.

Each year, the Sgt. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund benefits the most deserving high school student(s) serving in 1 of 6 Jr. ROTC Detachments in Bibb County Schools, located in Macon, GA. The award is a $1,500 Scholarship, which is renewable for up to four (4) years, based on that student achieving a minimum of 3.0 GPA each year and maintaining other minimum standards.

We also wholeheartedly support the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and their wonderful work providing affordable education for the children of U. S. Marines and U. S. Navy Corpsmen. As our Event Sponsor, the MCSF will be receiving a donation, in the amount of 75% of net proceeds, from this, our 6th Annual Sergeant James Dougherty Sporting Clays Championship Shoot. The balance goes to the Rodney Davis (MOH) scholarship.

For more information, and to register for this event, please download the event PDF form. You can also register online at Registration deadline is Sept. 20, 2021.