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What’s Happening at Nationals

The 2018 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) national championships kicked off last Saturday, July 14 and concludes on Saturday, July 21. The event is being hosted by the Cardinal Shooting Center located near Marengo, OH.

A total of 275 teams from 26 states are participating – some as close as Ohio and as far as Washington. Over 2,700 athletes are scheduled to participate with over 1.25 million competition shots expected to be fired over 8 days. Athletes from around the country are participating in trap, doubles trap, handicap trap, skeet, doubles skeet, sporting clays, bunker trap, action pistol and action rifle events. Many athletes shoot multiple events translating to almost 7,000 total event entries for the eight day competition.

In addition to the main competition events there are many popular side events including the “Last Competitor Standing” shotgun competition and the “Beat the Pro” pistol side match.

When not shooting, athletes and their families have been spending time with the dozens of vendors on the Cardinal Center grounds and visiting special guests such as Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA and founders of the MidwayUSA Foundation. The Potterfield’s have donated over $100 million to youth shooting sports organizations and teams across the country! Because of generous grants made possible by the Potterfield’s, the SSSF has been able to contribute nearly $8 million to SCTP and SASP Team Endowment accounts held at the MidwayUSA Foundation. Larry and Brenda enjoyed a day on the grounds featuring a team meet and greet, rifle shooting and trapshooting with youth athletes.

Additionally, pro shooter clinics have been conducted for all coaches and athletes to learn. Clinics have featured Dave Miller, Matt Hopkins, Max Michel, Lena Miculek and Ashley Rheuark.

Competition results can be found by following these links:

Stay tuned to our blog and social media for complete coverage of events from the rest of the week! Also, be sure to search on our official event hashtags #SCTPNationals2018 and #SASPNationals2018 for additional news and photos!

Pheasants Forever to Host Iowa Shooting Sports Clinic

High School and Collegiate shotgun coaches & athletes are invited to this special 1 day clinic hosted by Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. If you want to learn how to shoot better, or understand why you miss, you wont want to miss this opportunity.  Each clinic is open to shooters of varying skill levels and is customized to the needs of coaches and athletes.

Attendees will learn from former Team USA member Terri DeWitt.  Terri is a level 3 NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor and is finishing her Master’s degree in sport coaching as well as attending the International Shooting Sports Federation Coach School to attain international certification.  Most recently, Terri served as the MidwayUSA Foundation Program Manager for the eastern U.S. Terri also serves as the head coach for the Scholastic Clay Target Program International National Team.

For the Coaches:

Shooting Sports Clinics will help evaluate the skills and techniques of those coaches who introduce and teach trap shooting at the youth level.  Attendees will receive instruction and hands-on experience with athletes during the Youth Clinic.

For the Athletes:

Athletes will be provided a fun and safe learning enivronment that enhances the quality & abilities of young aspiring shotgun athletes.  The training will enhance the fundamentals an athlete needs to allow them to achieve greater consistency in training & competition.

Shooting Sports Clinic Topics:

  • Coaching techniques (including the stages of learning)
  • Mental Training for Shooting Sports Athletes
  • Goal Setting for Success
  • Physical training (stretching and warm-up exercises)
  • Vision Training & Exercises
  • Trap Shooting Training Drills
  • Gun Fit Fundamentals & Eye Dominance

Registration 

Fee is $50.00 per person.  The fee covers the training day instruction, clay birds, printed materials and lunch.  You will also receive a complimentary membership to Pheasants Forever or Quail Forever.  Please bring your own shotgun and 4 boxes of trap shooting ammo for the range portion of the training.

Click here for complete details and for registration information.

Space is limited to the first 50 attendees.

                 Sponsored in part by Larry & Brenda Potterfield, founders of MidwayUSA &  the MidwayUSA Foundation

 

Larry and Brenda Potterfield Donate Nearly $100,000 to Youth Shooting Sports

Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, recently donated $99,077 to the MidwayUSA Foundation to benefit youth shooting sports. This donation stems from the matching program offered by the MidwayUSA Foundation. Donors have the ability to choose the shooting team that will benefit from their donation, and Larry and Brenda Potterfield match that donation.

Larry and Brenda Potterfield
Larry and Brenda Potterfield at the 2014 SCTP-SPP National Team Championships
Along with the matching program, the MidwayUSA Foundation offers its active teams promotional items to use as fundraisers. At this time, teams can register to receive a Winchester Model 70 Super Grade rifle, as well as Browning Butcher Kits to raise funds for their shooting team. Larry and Brenda Potterfield also match proceeds generated from these promotions and returned to a team’s respective endowment account.

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Shooting teams with a Team Endowment Account can draw 5% of their account balance each year to use for team expenses. The funds are used for ammunition, uniforms, entry fees, travel costs and more.

For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc., please visit www.midwayusafoundation.org or call 877-375-4570.

Larry & Brenda Potterfield Donate Over $700,000 to SSSF in April

Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, donated $717,875 to the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) on April 15 to allow SSSF to support new and existing youth shooting teams. The funds will be used by SSSF as donations to team endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation.

“The continued generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield to the youth shooting sports is unmatched,” said Ben Berka, SSSF President and Executive Director. “With this gift from the Potterfields, the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation will be making donations to team endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation throughout the year.”

Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) member teams are eligible to earn these endowment funds through shooting competitions and SCTP- or SPP-sponsored fundraising programs. These fundraisers enable teams to raise awareness in their local communities while raising money, both to use now and to grow their endowment accounts.

Teams are eligible to withdraw a portion of the funds in their endowment accounts each year to use for equipment, travel, ammunition, uniforms, and other team expenses. Teams can learn more about setting up an endowment account and how to apply for annual grants at www.midwayusafoundation.org.

Larry and Brenda Potterfield are Founding Life Diamond Members of the Champion’s Roundtable, which recognizes donors who have made major contributions to the SSSF mission. They are also Charter Members of the SSSF Legacy Society, which honors donors who have included SSSF in their estate plans through deferred gifts. For more information on MidwayUSA, visit their website, www.midwayusa.com.

Larry & Brenda Potterfield Donate Over $1.7 Million to SSSF

Larry and Brenda PotterfieldLarry and Brenda Potterfield recently donated over $1.7 million to the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation to further our role in growing youth shooting through the Scholastic Clay Target Program and the Scholastic Pistol Program.

“Brenda and I are delighted to support an organization that utilizes scholastic shooting programs to help develop today’s youth,” said Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “As leaders, we all have an opportunity to change the future; we’re investing in tomorrow’s leaders, America’s future decision makers.”

Larry and Brenda were recently named Founding Life Diamond Members of the Champion’s Roundtable, which recognizes donors who have made major contributions to the SSSF mission. They are also Charter Members of the SSSF Legacy Society, which honors donors who have included SSSF in their estate plans through deferred gifts.

“The generous support provided to the SSSF by Larry and Brenda is vital to the growth and expansion of our Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Pistol Programs. This donation will help us extend our reach to get more kids pulling triggers and also support local SCTP and SPP team endowment accounts to fund teams well into the future,” said Ben Berka, President and Executive Director of the SSSF.

About MidwayUSA
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA. They instilled family values like honesty, integrity, and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each employee added to their growing team. For over 37 years, MidwayUSA has offered JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, and hunting with an unyielding focus on customer satisfaction.

For more information on MidwayUSA, visit their website, www.midwayusa.com, find them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/OfficialMidwayUSA, or follow them on Twitter, twitter.com/midwayusa.

Potterfields Visit with Shooters at Nationals

Larry and Brenda Potterfield
Brenda Potterfield, far left, and Larry Potterfield, far right, accepted gifts including school letter sweaters from the Marian High School and Creighton Prep Trap Team from Omaha, Neb.

Larry and Brenda Potterfield, founders and owners of MidwayUSA and founders of the MidwayUSA Foundation, spent last Thursday at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex with SCTP and SPP shooters, touring the National Championship event and even taking time to shoot a round of trap with three lucky SCTP competitors. Anticipating the visit, many teams brought along autographed photos, cards, and other gifts — including a pair of letter sweaters — to express their appreciation for the Potterfields’ generosity to SSSF programs.

Brenda Potterfield
L-R, Brenda Potterfield, Kalee Lancour of Burlington High School Demons (WI), and Chase Rich of Jefferson County 4-H Patriot Shooters (TN). Kalee and Chase,along with Zachary Wells of the Ft. Lee Dusters (VA), had the privilege of shooting a round of trap with the Potterfields.
The Potterfields watched teams shoot, talked with shooters and coaches, posed for photos, and demonstrated the warmth and interest in young shooters for which they are known.

SSSF also had a presentation to Larry and Brenda, a pair of hand-engraved leather shooting bags, in recognition of their being named “Founding Life Diamond Members” of the Champion’s Roundtable, which recognizes donors who have made major contributions to our mission. They are also Charter Members of the SSSF Legacy Society, which honors our donors who have included SSSF in their estate plans through deferred gifts.

See more photos on our SCTP Facebook page and SPP page.

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