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6/26/16 - David Kuykendall

   6/26/16 - David Kuykendall

6/26/16 - David Kuykendall

Teams of sharpshooters are setting their sights on the prize as they prepare for the 17th Annual Texas Bank and Trust Sporting Clays Challenge, benefitting Buckner Children and Family Services of Northeast Texas.  The event is scheduled for July 7-9 at Prairie Creek Sporting Clays in Gladewater, Texas.  The competition will include two adult tournaments and a junior tournament for young shooters.

 Buckner Children and Family Services is a diverse, global ministry.  The organization’s services includes a humanitarian aid program, volunteer mission opportunities, community enrichment and prevention programs, an international network of residential, foster care, and transitional housing services, domestic and international adoption, and support programs for children living in orphanages in other countries.

 David Kuykendall believes in the mission and ministry of Buckner and has served as a volunteer with the organization for nine years. He is involved with fundraising for the Sporting Clays Challenge and assists with setup for the event each day to ensure all runs smoothly.

In addition to his service with Buckner, Mr. Kuykendall has traveled to Mexico more than 25 times to assist with construction projects at a local orphanage and has also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America.

“We are all blessed with certain talents and skills.  Volunteering allows us to use them to help others while giving the glory to God,” Mr. Kuykendall said.

Mr. Kuykendall is a Longview native and graduate of Pine Tree High School.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Mr. Kuykendall serves as vice president and facilities manager with Texas Bank and Trust.  He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married 24 years and are the parents of Rachel, 17, and Emily, 15.  The family attends Mobberly Baptist Church where Mr. Kuykendall serves on the planning and building committee.

“East Texas has always been home,” Mr. Kuykendall said.  “The people here are special.  Due to recent health issues I have seen many friends come forward to show their support and love.”

For more information on Buckner Children and Family Services of Northeast Texas or the 17th Annual Texas Bank and Trust Sporting Clays Challenge, please visit www.bucknerevents.com.


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