The Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas has trained many local residents for the natural gas industry and just celebrated with a clay shoot.
After five years of growth under Cabot Oil & Gas, the annual Sporting Clay Tournament benefiting the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas was enjoyed once again by hundreds of sportsmen and women and corporate sponsors on Sept. 27. The new twist this year is that the friendly competition was managed by the college, its staff, and its students. Not only does the event provide funding for equipment, scholarships, and programs, it affords students and potential employers an opportunity to meet face-to-face under recreational circumstances.
“We tried a golf tournament, but it just didn’t click,” said college president Mark Volk, who was relishing his job this year as greeter. “It’s a great way to meet everybody.”
The event at Haussman’s Hidden Hollow sporting club near Friendsville in Susquehanna County drew competitors from a wide area vying for trophies, bragging rights, a catered lunch, chances to win donated prizes and an opportunity to support a school that is providing more of them each year with qualified employees.