Russell Biven Clayfest Tournament hits target to raise money for mental health and addiction services in East Tennessee
Russell Biven Clayfest 2016

On Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, the 2016 Russell Biven Summer Clayfest Tournament took place at Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Maryville, Tenn.

More than 280 individuals participated in the two-day tournament. Russell spent each day speaking with participants and partaking in the day’s activities. Awards were given to first, second and third place in the individual and team categories after each flight. Mike Redmond came away with a perfect score of 100 at Saturday’s flight. For a full list of winners and scores, visit

WBIR’s Russell Biven hosts the tournament to benefit mental health, addiction and social services in East Tennessee provided by the Helen Ross McNabb Center. This year’s tournament hit its target to raise more than $50,000.

“To everyone who played a role in this year's Clayfest Tournament, thank you,” shared the tournament’s host, Russell Biven. “A hurting child, someone facing mental illness or drug addiction will be helped because of you. May God bless you, Helen Ross McNabb Center and our neighbors they serve.”

Cherokee Distributing presented the tournament in memory of Herb Ogle, a longtime friend and supporter of the Helen Ross McNabb Center. Herb was an active participant in the Russell Biven Clayfest Tournament and served on the event committee for many years.