Sporting clays benefit set for Batavia Flag Day Monument

The final 2021 fundraising event to help build the Flag Day Monument in downtown Batavia is an opportunity to experience the exclusive Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation for an afternoon of sports clay shooting on Oct. 7 in Dundee Township.

The event, dubbed Shooting for the Stars & Stripes, is set at a premier sporting clays course.

The benefit, presented by the Fox Valley Patriotic Organization, opens with lunch, later followed by a cocktail hour, raffles and auctions.


11:30 a.m. - Registration opens

Noon - Lunch by Fernando’s Street Kitchen served until 1 p.m.

1 p.m. - Opening ceremony and safety briefing

3 p.m. - Cocktail hour, raffles and auctions

Max McGraw will provide two boxes of 20- or 28-gauge ammunition per shooter, along with guns included with the ticket. They cannot provide 12-gauge ammunition. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ammunition – steel only, nontoxic shot is permitted, and the shot size should be size 6 or smaller for sporting clays. There would be no restriction on the amount people can shoot of their own shells. All ammunition will be inspected by Max McGraw for compliance.

Max McGraw, an exclusive, members-only, wildlife foundation near the Fox River on Route 25, sits on 1,250 acres of hardwoods, prairies, lakes, gravel pits and streams. McGraw’s Clay Target is a world-class, 15-stand facility. Situated amid tall trees and overlooking Duck Valley Lake, McGraw’s Clay Target Shooting Center incorporates a sporting clays course, state-of-the-art five stand, game clays, skeet and trap.

For ticket information for the fundraiser, visit