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September 30, 2023

Sergeant James Dougherty USMC Memorial Shoot

This year’s shoot is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who already made this year’s event a success.
If you’d still like to support, please feel free to contribute a donation.

In partnership with the 1/5 Vietnam Veterans Association, the 8th Annual Sergeant Dougherty Memorial Shoot (formerly the Blue Diamond Clays) will be held on September 30, 2023. The tournament proceeds will benefit the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and the Sergeant Rodney M. Davis, USMC (Medal of Honor) Memorial Scholarship.

Co-Host for this event — 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, please call Jim Latta at 610-909-6507.

*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. 

Schedule of Events

  • 7:30am
    Breakfast & Registration
  • 8:45am
    Briefing & Instructions
  • 9:00am
    Shooting Competition Begins
  • Lunch and awards to follow

Sponsorship Opportunities

SOLD OUT – GUADALCANAL SPONSORSHIP – $4,000

  • Name/Logo recognition and top billing in advertising
  • Special recognition during awards presentation
  • Three teams of four shooters
  • Meal provided for all shooters
  • Reserved table with name recognition
  • Opportunity to place items in the shoot gift bag

SOLD OUT – PELILIEU SPONSORSHIP – $3,000

  • Name/Logo recognition & preferred billing in advertising
  • Special recognition during awards presentation
  • Two teams of four shooters
  • Meal provided for all shooters
  • Reserved table with name recognition
  • Opportunity to place items in the shoot gift bag

SOLD OUT – OKINAWA SPONSORSHIP – $2,000

  • Name/Logo recognition in tournament advertising
  • Special recognition during awards presentation
  • Signage at the station you sponsor
  • One team of four shooters
  • Meal provided for all shooters
  • Opportunity to place items in the shoot gift bag

SOLD OUT – pURPLE HEART SPONSORSHIP – $1,000

  • Name/Logo recognition in tournament advertising
  • Two individual shooters
  • Sponsor a Wounded Warrior and a guest
  • Meal provided for all shooters
  • Opportunity to place items in the shoot gift bag

SOLD OUT – TEAM ENTRY – $900

  • One Team of four shooters

SOLD OUT – INDIVIDUAL SHOOTER – $250

CHOSIN RESERVOIR SPONSORSHIP – $500

  • Signage at the station you sponsor
  • Four meal tickets and access to auction
  • Opportunity to place items in the shoot gift bag

*shoot not included

NON-SHOOTER MEAL TICKET – $45

*shoot not included

Event Details

Venue

David McCallum

In Memoriam, David McCallum, 1933-2023

David McCallum was one of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s greatest champions. His brother-in-law, Marine Corporal George Whitney Carpenter, was killed in Vietnam in 1967. Determined to keep George’s legacy alive, David and his wife, Katherine, established a scholarship through MCSF in his name to directly benefit the children of Marines. We fondly recall David weaving MCSF into the script of NCIS episodes and thrilling the audience when he served as the Master of Ceremonies for the New York Leatherneck Ball. Thank you to all those who have contributed in David’s honor. We invite everyone to watch the NCIS episode dedicated to David which will air on CBS on Monday, February 19. To make a contribution in David’s memory, please visit mcsf.org/david.

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