Sporting Clay Classic Team Spotlight: “Cheney’s Angels”
We’re busy preparing for our inaugural Sporting Clay Classic to be held on November 10th and thought it would be great to get to know some of the participants of this new event. If you haven’t registered yet, you should hurry because the deadline is on October 6th. This “Team Spotlight” took place over a series of text messages and emails. I hear that there was also a serious photo shoot involved. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the outcome. Please meet “Cheney’s Angels!”
SCC: Thanks for agreeing to do this. To get started, why don’t you tell us who you are.
Jim: Happy to help. We are Jim and Donna DiJoseph.
Chuck: And we are Chuck and Patricia Metzger.
SCC: How are you guys related to the school?
Chuck: Patricia and I are both alumni of Pope John Paul. We graduated in 1988. We met as freshmen and dated through our high school years. Our son, Charlie Metzger, also graduated from St. John Paul II in 2016. We have our twin daughters, Alicia and Adriana, currently enrolled at SJP in their sophomore year. Our youngest child, Natalia, is in 4th grade at St. Joan of Arc and will be attending SJP in 5 years.
Jim: I’m also an alumni from the class of ’88.
Donna: We also have twins at the school now. Madison and James are in their junior year.
SCC: What made you guys decide to register for the sporting clay tournament?
Patricia: We have never tried sporting clay shooting. It sounds like a lot of fun and it’s for a great cause, so it seemed like a perfect reason to give it a shot.
Jim: Because my daughter will soon be dating and I want to improve my shot? Just thinking out loud here… Seriously, the bottom line is I’m not a golfer and this sounded like it would be a blast.
SCC: Have any of you ever done this before?
Chuck: I have never tried clay shooting. I have heard that it is a lot of fun. At first glance, I could see how clay shooting might seem a little intimidating to those that might be inexperienced with guns, but I know that this is a great way to blow off some steam and really enjoy some time with other people and to try something new.
SCC: How did you come up with your team name?
Jim: All Chuck’s idea. And an excellent one at that!
Chuck: I was originally thinking of going with “Shot In The Dark,” but since we were a team of 4, I wanted to be a little more imaginative. I’ve seen a lot of friends posting pictures on social media doing the “Charlie’s Angels” pose and I’ve always been a bit jealous. I wanted to tie in something a little different and the Dick Cheney angle seemed perfect!
SCC: It’s never too early to amp up the competition, so do you have any words or trash talking you want to share with the other teams?
Chuck: I’m going to bring my good eye to this one, people! (I’m not even sure what that means)
Jim: It’s all about the competition, so I want to win. Very happy that we will have a training session the day before! As for trash talking, if it looks like we might be falling behind in the standings, I’m not above pulling out my Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock. I’m cool like that.