The USO of Wisconsin launched a first-of-its-kind program in 2015 with its USO shooting scholarships awarded to 13 SCTP / military youth athletes. The USO partnered with SCTP to provide clay target shooting gear and ammunition for athletes whose parents serve in the military. The bar was set high for the selection criteria with emphasis on scholastic performance, community volunteerism, and leadership potential.
For 2016, the USO of Wisconsin is expanding that program by awarding $2,500 in college scholarships for next year’s high school seniors who are involved in SCTP. The scholarships will be available to athletes from Wisconsin whose parents are serving on active duty, in the National Guard, or Reserve Military.
The USO-Wisconsin Board of Directors noted, “We understand that when our military members serve, it often comes at the sacrifice of their families. We take great pride in serving the whole military family.”
We commend the USO-Wisconsin for this innovative program and their support of SCTP athletes, and we look forward to seeing other organizations follow their lead!