Ernest C. Trefz Memorial Sporting Clays Invitational 2019

Ernest C. Trefz Memorial Sporting Clays Invitational 2019

About This Event

Friday, August 23, 2019
Ten Mile River Preserve, Dover Plains, NY

Please join us as we host the Ernest C. Trefz Memorial Sporting Clays Invitational at the Ten Mile River Preserve in Dover Plains, NY on Friday, August 23, 2019. The event will benefit critically ill children and their families in the Hudson Valley and beyond.


Ten Mile River Preserve offers world class stations for the sport of clay pigeon shooting. Often described as golf with a shotgun, the sport differs from skeet and trap shooting in that it involves shooting clays at various locations which are launched at different velocities and angles.

This 8th annual charity sporting clays event is named for the late Mr. Trefz (1932-2017), who was a noted businessman, philanthropist and best known for operating 44 area McDonald’s restaurants. He was the longtime CEO of the Trefz Corporation, a family property management business, and the namesake of the University of Bridgeport’s business school.

Individual tickets cost $250 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. Guns and ammo will be provided for 12 gauge and 20 gauge.

8:00 am - 9:15 am:      Coffee/Breakfast and Registration
8:30 am - 9:15 am:      Practice Shooting
9:15 am:                            Safety Orientation
9:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Shooting Competition
12:30 pm:                         BBQ Lunch, Auction and Gun Cleaning

New to shooting sporting clays? Instruction is available.

Featured activities include an amazing raffle that features thousands of dollars in prizes. Each participant also receives breakfast, shooter gift, BBQ lunch, and a fun-filled day of clays shooting – all for a good cause! Please join us in support of the Ronald McDonald House. We're on target to have a great day!

For more information, call 914 493-6455.


DIRECTIONS TO TEN MILE RIVER PRESERVE  - Please Override GPS & Follow These Directions

Ten Mile River Preserve
266 Berkshire Road
Dover Plains, NY 12522

From Connecticut:  Take 84 West to Exit 20 Brewster/ Pawling, pick up Rt. 22 North and follow directions below from Westchester.

From Westchester:  Take 684 North to the end where you will pick up Rt. 22 North.  Take Rt. 22 North heading towards Pawling.  At the light on Rt. 22 (McGraths's Restaurant will be on your left) go straight and continue another 9.5 miles on Rt. 22.  Look for the Old Drovers Inn sign (on your right) and take the next right hand turn East Duncan Hill Road, continue until stop sign.  Bear left onto Limekiln Road and across the bridge, continuing .4 of a mile- take a right onto Berkshire Road and continue .6 of a mile making a right at the "Y" (Ten Mile River Preserve sign).  Continue .6 of a mile from the "Y" and the lodge will be on your right. 

From Poughkeepsie:  Take Rt. 44 East going through Pleasant Valley continuing towards Millbrook.  You will come to a light in Millbrook (82/44), continue straight through and this will turn in Rt. 343.  Follow Rt. 343 out of Millbrook to Dover, at the end of Rt. 343 you will make a right on to Rt. 22 South and go to the light.  Take a left at the light, continue approximately 1 mile to a 4-way stop.  Take a right onto Limekiln Road continue 1.2 miles and take a left on Berkshire Road.  Continue .6 of a mile making a right at the "Y" (Ten Mile River Preserve sign).  Continue .6 of a mile from the "Y" and the lodge will be on your right.

From Albany:  Taconic State Parkway South to Rt. 44 Exit and follow the above Poughkeepsie directions.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Ten Mile River Preserve
  • 266 Berkshire Road
  • Dover Plains, NY 12522
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Aug 23, 2019 08:00 am to
  • Aug 23, 2019 03:00 pm

Event Sponsor

  • Kids & Clays
  • The Ernest & Joan Trefz Foundation
  • Green & Sklarz

Our Friends

  • South Dakota Trust Company
  • Capossela, Cohen LLC
  • NSSF
  • Bercham
  • Ganim
Ronald McDonald House Greater Hudson Valley

Event to Support Ronald McDonald House Greater Hudson Valley

Keeping families with sick or injured children close to each other and the care and resources they need.

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Ernest C. Trefz Memorial Sporting Clays Invitational

This annual charity sporting clays event is named for the late Mr. Trefz (1932-2017), who was a noted businessman, philanthropist and best known for operating 44 area McDonald’s restaurants. He was the longtime CEO of the Trefz Corporation, a family property management business, and the namesake of the University of Bridgeport’s business school.


Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley gives families with critically ill and traumatically injured children the gift of togetherness and keeps them close to the care and resources they need. The House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity every night and meals, laundry and respite services are provided for the families. Located on the campus of the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, the House is just steps away from the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since it opened in 2011, more than 1,800 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley.