Tom Klix Memorial

Tom Klix Memorial Sporting Clays Classic

Join Us For the
6th Annual Tom Klix Memorial Sporting Clays Classic

Saturday, October 16, 2021

An Alumni Association Board Fundraiser

All proceeds will go toward shotgun team scholarships.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center | 4390 Bankers Rd., Hillsdale, MI 49242


Individual Entry Fee: $200Lunch Ticket: $50Mulligans: $10 or 8 for $60


Ashley Sallows

(517) 607-2461    [email protected]

Tom Klix

Tom Klix, a 1975 alumnus, passed away on December 4, 2019. He is survived by his three daughters—Kaetlin, Lindsay, and Shannon—and eight grandchildren. At Hillsdale, he belonged to Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and played football and baseball. He joined his family’s business, Whims Insurance Agency in Rochester, Michigan, in 1976. Tom led the company, which has been in the family since 1917, until his death. Tom had a passion for music, playing in several bands. One of his bands, the Jell-O Shots, previously performed at Homecoming and other Hillsdale events. He also enjoyed skeet shooting and was among the first donors at Hillsdale’s John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center. One of the sporting clays stations bears his name. In honor of his commitment to Hillsdale College and to shooting sports, Hillsdale is proud to rename its annual Sporting Clays Classic in Tom’s memory.


Registration with Coffee & Donuts will begin at 8:00 a.m. 

Man shooting skeet

Sporting Clays Tournament/shotgun Start

10:00 a.m.

Compete in the Tournament that takes place on a portion of Hillsdale College’s challenging 20-station sporting clays course. Compete as an individual or as part of a four-man team.

Sporting Clays Fall Classic 4

Buffet and Cash Bar

1:00 p.m.

Enjoy lunch and drinks with friends and family during the awards ceremony following the competition.

A participant is instructed in shotgun use


1:45 p.m.

The Hillsdale College Halter Sports Shooting Education Center in Hillsdale, MI on September 27, 2018.

Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction

3:00 p.m.

Bid on great silent auction items such as a pheasant hunt, Glock 44 pistol, and more.

Shooters in golf cart


4:00 p.m.

Dessert and cash bar.


Corporate Sponsorship


  • Prominent recognition in advertisements and at the event
  • A representative four-man shooting team will receive a Diamond Sponsorship Package
  • Hillsdale shotgun team member

Diamond Sponsorship


  • Four-man shooting team
  • Four commemorative shirts and hats
  • Four Hillsdale College Contigo travel tumblers
  • Four Hillsdale College blankets
  • Eight mulligans per shooter
  • Eight lunch tickets
  • Prominent sponsorship recognition at event

Ruby Sponsorship


  • Four-man shooting team
  • Commemorative shooting shirts and hats
  • 4 Hillsdale College Camelbak water bottles
  • 6 mulligans per shooter
  • Prominent sponsorship recognition at event
  • 6 Lunch Tickets
  • Prominent sponsorship recognition at event

Sapphire Sponsorship


  • Four-man shooting team
  • Four commemorative shirts and hats
  • Four navy blue Hillsdale College mugs
  • Four mulligans per shooter
  • Four lunch tickets


A special thanks for the generous support of the following 2021 Tom Klix Memorial Sporting Clays Classic sponsors:




County National Bank





Front exterior of AcuSport Lodge at the John Halter Shooting Sports Center.

About the Halter Shooting Sports Center

Hillsdale College’s John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center is located five miles from campus. The 109-acre facility features four American trap fields, a five-stand sporting clays field, a small arms range, an International skeet field, an International/Olympic bunker field, an archery range, and AcuSport Lodge.

Through the Halter Center, Hillsdale College aims to develop its competitive collegiate shotgun team, introduce new shooters to the sport, and promote interest in the shooting sports in general.

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