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2018 SSSF/NRA All-Scholastic Team Announced

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation(SSSF) and National Rifle Association (NRA) Competitive Shooting Sports division are proud to announce members of the 2018 All-Scholastic Team!

Over 230 student athletes from 25 states have been named to the team this year and will be recognized at the opening ceremonies of the SSSF/SCTP/SASP Team Championship event on July 18 in Marengo, Ohio.

The All-Scholastic Team recognizes the top student athletes in the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program for their achievements in the classroom, on the range and in their communities. Through an application process, 2018 All-Scholastic Team Members have proven academic excellence by posting 3.0 or better grade point averages, shooting excellent scores in recent competition (95% in trap or skeet, 85% in sporting clays, 88% in international trap/skeet or 75 seconds or less for SASP) and by demonstrating outstanding community involvement.

See the state-by-state athlete profiles for the 2018 All Scholastic Team members and learn more about how the SCTP and SASP are working to improve the lives of young people across the country.

Congratulations to all qualifying team members!

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Donates Over $800,000 to Benefit SCTP and SASP Teams

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) recently donated $835,887 to Team Endowment Accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation. Teams earned funds by raising money through Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) or Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) sponsored fundraising activities and by placing in SCTP/SASP national and regional events. SSSF also matched national governing body fees paid by SCTP teams through the SSSF’s SHOT data-system. This donation has benefited 326 teams participating in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across 35 different states.

The donations from SSSF to MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Accounts established to benefit SCTP and SASP member-teams are made possible, in part, by grants to the SSSF from the Tulsa Community Foundation Youth Shooting Fund established and funded by the generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield.

Since 2014 the SSSF has donated nearly $6.5 million to benefit 543 SCTP and SASP team endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation.

The SSSF provides SCTP and SASP member-teams the opportunity to earn MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account funds by participating in SCTP and SASP fundraising activities benefiting local shooting sports communities and through placements in SSSF-sponsored competitions . Please contact the SSSF for more information on how your shooting team can earn team endowment funding for their account at the MidwayUSA Foundation.

The Team Endowment Account Program at the MidwayUSA Foundation gives a community the ability to financially support a competitive youth shooting sports program or financially assist in the start-up of a new youth shooting sports program. The team can then request a grant of up to 5% of their endowment account balance once each year, in either December or June, to pay for team expenses. There are no fees associated with a MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account.

About MidwayUSA Foundation

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is 100% tax deductible and supports the mission to help communities and organizations raise funds to support their youth shooting team.

For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc., please visit www.midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.

Featured All-Scholastic Team Member Landon Sievers

Name: Landon Sievers
State: Illinois
Program: SCTP
Team: Golden Eagle Gun Club

How the SCTP has helped me as a young person: The Scholastic Clay Target Program has taught me many things.  It has taught me focus and discipline.  It has taught me responsibility and teamwork skills.  Another thing that it has taught me is to have confidence and always challenge myself.  I have also enjoyed making new friends.  These are some of the reasons that I love competing in this program.

About the NRA/SSSF All Scholastic Team

The All-Scholastic Team recognizes the top student athletes in the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program for their achievements in the classroom, on the range and in their communities. Through an application process, 2017 All-Scholastic Team Members have proven academic excellence by posting 3.0 or better grade point averages, shooting excellent scores in recent competition (95% in trap or skeet, 85% in sporting clays, 88% in international trap/skeet or 75 seconds or less for SASP) and by demonstrating outstanding community involvement.

See profiles for the 2017 SSSF/NRA All Scholastic Team Members

Introducing Jason Anderson, SCTP’s Newest Regional Field Representative

1579Jason Anderson was brought on in January as the SCTP’s newest Regional Field Representative and covers the “Lower Midwest” area that includes Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Anderson is in his seventeenth year as a public educator in the great state of Texas and in his eighth year at Allen High School in Allen Texas. He is the Head Coach of the two-time SCTP High School National Champions Allen Eagles Competitive Shooting Team, the Allen Archery Team, and the Bass Fishing Team. At Allen ISD he also developed the Outdoor Adventures Program, which is in its sixth year.

Allen Eagles Assistant head coach Richard Scott commented, “Winning is great, but Jason does so much more for these kids than a school teacher is required to do. Above all else, he’s been a positive influence and role model to hundreds of athletes while instilling in them a lifelong respect and appreciation for shooting sports.”

Anderson graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Sports Science and a Minor in Health. He was honored by the Dallas Ecological Foundation as Educator of the Year in 2014. In 2015 he became an NRA training counselor, and he is also an NRA Coach Level 2. Anderson has served as Texas’ State Advisor to the Scholastic Clay Target Program for the past three years.

“I am honored and excited to continue to promote and support SCTP teams,” Anderson stated. “Supporting the SCTP coaches is key in our success.”

According to Carlton Nether, director of development for the Western U.S., “Jason brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. His dedication to youth sports in Texas is exactly what we need to continue our strong growth in the southern states.”

To contact Jason Anderson, email  janderson@sssfonline.com or call (830) 832-0944.

Two Ways to Support the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Pistol Program This Holiday Season

SSSF-Logo-(Revised)If the holiday season is bringing out your generous side, then please consider one of two ways to support the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) this season.

#GivingTuesday
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) has joined many other nonprofit organizations in the fundraising campaign #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is held each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to jump start the holiday season and as a way to encourage people to give back to their communities and to the organizations and causes they believe in.

“This is the first year the SSSF has participated in #GivingTuesday,” Ben Berka, SSSF president and executive director, said. “We encourage those of you who want to show support for our youth shooting sports programs to donate to the SCTP and the SPP on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Your donations help fund our programs, which enhance the growth and personal development of student athletes throughout the nation.”

Those interested in donating to the SSSF may go to https://sssfonline.org/donate/ to view giving options and make a secure, online donation. The SSSF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Contributions are tax-deductible.

AmazonSmile
With the holiday shopping season upon us, many of you will no doubt be shopping on Amazon.com, the website where you can buy everything from books and music, to electronics, to automobile tires. Without spending another cent, you can support the SCTP and SPP with your Amazon purchases. When you log onto Amazon through a special link, smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price to the SSSF — at no extra cost to you.  Use this special link to shop and support the SSSF!

SCTP Featured in Washington Times News Article

A recent Washington Times news piece highlighting the growth of the shooting sports among high school-aged youth boasts the accomplishments of Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) team member Lindsay Martin and acknowledges the SCTP for its valuable role in recruitment of millennials into the shooting sports. The article refers to the thousands of teens who participate in competitive shooting, saying it’s one of the fastest-growing sports for high schools in recent years.

The Washington Times interviewed Tom Wondrash, SCTP director, about the influx of youth participation in shooting sports in schools and the community. Wondrash told the publication he believes the growth is due to its inclusivity and opportunity for participation.

He’s quoted as saying, “What separates shooting sports from stick-and-ball sports is that when it’s time for our kids to go to a tournament, all the kids can compete — heavy, thin, tall, short, fast, slow, boy or girl — it doesn’t make them any different,” Mr. Wondrash said. “That’s what really lends itself to our sport.”

An Olympic hopeful, 17-year-old Martin is a member of the Dusters trapshooting team, which was established by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF). The senior at Glen Allen High School in Virginia is considered a rising star in her community. The only girl on the team, she’s becoming known as the “shotgun shooter.”

Martin says she is a fan of women learning to shoot, and she even teaches women how to fire a shotgun at her local gun range in Charles City County.

Martin is one of many youth featured in the media in recent years who are being recognized not only for their superb shooting skills, but for their positive character traits and citizenship values, which are promoted and encouraged through the SCTP and other SSSF programs.

 

 

 

See, Download & Share Photos from 2015 Nationals

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Our collection of photos from the SCTP-SPP National Team Championships in Sparta and SCTP National Championships for International Disciplines in Colorado Springs have now been assembled on our Flickr page and are available for you to view, download, print, and share.


Click here to see our 2015 Nationals photos on Flickr


Even if you haven’t used Flickr before, you’ll probably find it pretty intuitive once you poke around a bit. However, here are a few notes to speed up the learning curve:

    The album will open to a collection of images on one page. If you want to look at an image in full-frame or to share or download it, just click on the image to open it.

    With any image opened, look for these icons in the lower right corner:

    Flickr icons

    If you wish to download the image, click on the icon on the right, the “down” arrow. What you’re seeing on the page will usually be a much smaller version of the image, with several larger sizes available to be downloaded. You’ll see some options:

    Flickr image sizes

    Just choose what you want. For a social media icon – or postage stamp – you might choose the 150×150 option. For a large print, go with the largest available size. To submit to your newspaper, download the largest available size to allow them to re-size it as needed.

    If you want to share the image in social media, click on the center icon, the “right” arrow, and again you’ll have options and some choices to make:

    Flickr share

    For most purposes, such as sharing on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll need to select “Link” as the Code option. If you want to embed the photo into your blog or website, you can choose “HTML.” When that is the case, you will also have a choice of sizes.

If you choose to share images on social media (yes, do!), please continue to use the event hashtag, #SSSF2015.


Go to our Flickr page.


SSSF Awards 2015 Scholarships to 65 Student Athletes

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 recipients in our SSSF Scholarship Program. Sixty-five SCTP and SPP student athletes will receive scholarships totaling $57,000. SSSF will add another $4,000 to that total in July when it awards scholarships to four additional athletes during Last Competitor Standing events at its 2015 National Championships.

From 2013 through its 2015 distributions, SSSF will have awarded $140,000 in scholarship funds to 148 student athletes in the SCTP and SPP programs.

Athletes who graduated from high school in 2015 and will enroll in college this year were eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships. Awards are based on SCTP/SPP participation, academics, need, and other factors.

The scholarships are being funded by generous sponsors who support our youth shooting programs, as well as supporters who raise funds through national banquets. For the SCTP scholarships, the National Skeet Shooting Association and National Sporting Clays Association (NSSA-NSCA) contributed $10,000 for 10 awards, and an additional $8,500 was provided by the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), GunBroker.com, NRA, Hodgdon Powder, Zanders Sporting Goods, and MEC.

Of the eight $1000 scholarships being awarded to SPP athletes, six are being funded by a donation from Smith & Wesson, while others are being funded by a $1000 donation each from the Joyce Wilson Women in the Shooting Sports Scholarship and the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Congratulations to the following 2015 scholarship recipients:

Scholastic Clay Target Program Athletes

Scholarships are funded by the SSSF and NSSA-NSCA unless otherwise indicated.

Jacob BuchanonAlaska
Grace HambuchenArkansas
Marshall AnemaArizona
Danielle ButtermoreConnecticut
Clayton TeallFlorida
Zachary MetzFloridaGunBroker.com
Ciara ErenbergerIowaNRA
Samuel FrederesIowa
Joshua MorrisonIowa
Lake HeatonIowaATA
Lauren HerrIowa
Christopher MartinIowa
Caleb GradelessIowa
Samantha AshlandIowa
Luke BordenIdaho
Sydney CarsonIndiana
Conner HaleyIndianaATA
Emily DuquetteMassachusetts
Alyssa MinderMinnesota
Zachary JungMinnesota
Emily HampsonMissouri
Austin WebbMontanaHodgdon Powder
Courtney JonesNorth Carolina
Hunter ClarkNorth Carolina
Grant LindNorth Dakota
Madison WebsterNebraskaHodgdon Powder
Carl KesslerOhio
Sean CurranOhioGunBroker.com
Tess DeckerOklahoma
Douglas BirchardPennsylvaniaATA
Bryce BuckwalterPennsylvania
Zane McShanePennsylvania
Donovan BarryPennsylvania
William TillSouth Carolina
Braxton RiderTennessee
Harold Doughty IIITennessee
Samantha SmithTennessee
Mathew St.JohnTennesseeNRA Scholarship
Joseph SimmonsTennessee
Travis OldTexasGunBroker.com
Ian StodartUtah
Grayson HelmsWashington
Megan RiceWashington
Abigail DenmarkWashington
Abigail RosenauWisconsinATA
Dalton KarowWisconsin
Emily BradleyWisconsin
Samuel HovdeWisconsin
Zachary HahnWisconsin
Zachary HendersonWisconsin
Emma GehringWisconsin
Atticus ClarkWisconsin
Gunnar KernWisconsin
Molly CocroftWisconsin
Joseph AltwiesWisconsin
Brian MorrisWisconsinZanders Sporting Goods
Pauline SchlaisWisconsinMEC

Scholastic Pistol Program Athletes

Franklin OrdwayOregonSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Eri MartinMaineSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Hunter ReileyTexasSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Ryan HellyerKentuckySmith & Wesson Scholarship
Tyler WrightOhioSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Corey BucholzWisconsinSmith & Wesson Scholarship
Amber RasmussenWisconsinJoyce Wilson Women in the Shooting Sports Scholarship
Jordan CastroWashingtonIDPA Scholarship

2015 SSSF / NRA All-Scholastic Team Announced

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation and National Rifle Association (NRA) are pleased to announce the 2015 SSSF / NRA All-Scholastic Team. This year, 169 exceptional student athletes have been named to the team in recognition of their excellence in both shooting and academics.

To be considered for the All-Scholastic Team, SCTP and SPP athletes must have a 3.0 or better grade point average and achieve a 190/200 score in skeet or trap, 170/200 in sporting clays, 110/125 in an international clays discipline, or 75 seconds or less time in an SPP match. They must also have two letters of recommendation. See the full requirements.

Those being named to the All-Scholastic Team will be recognized during the opening ceremonies of the SSSF National Championships on Wednesday, July 15 at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Illinois.

The student athletes being named to the 2015 SSSF / NRA All-Scholastic Team are:

Scholastic Clay Target Program

  • Katarina Borg, Mat Su Shooters
  • Roe Reynolds, Central Arkansas Trap Shooters
  • Chase Owens, Arizona Dust Devils
  • Christopher Jensen, California Junior Claybreakers
  • Tyler Yost, California Junior Claybreakers
  • Dalton Kirchhoefer, Rocky Mountain Clay Busters
  • Jay Bunn, Tampa Bay Clays
  • Jack Martinelli, Young Guns at Quail Creek
  • Joseph Fanizzi, Young Guns at Quail Creek
  • Nicholas Blenker, Young Guns at Quail Creek
  • Zachary Metz, Young Guns at Quail Creek
  • Kevin Bandt, Brookline Topshots
  • Morgan Goette, Brookline Topshots
  • Tyler Coleman, Brookline Topshots
  • Shelby Evans, Emmanuel College Clay Target Team
  • Aaron Copelan, Lake Oconee Shotgun Team
  • Lakota Adams, Des Moines Clay Crushers
  • Josie Lonning, Humboldt High School Wildcat Trap
  • Alexander Trentz, Maquoketa Cardinals Varsity
  • Jacob Schwenker, Maquoketa Cardinals Varsity
  • Kaden Waack, Maquoketa Cardinals Varsity
  • Lane Dundee, Maquoketa Cardinals Varsity
  • Samuel Fowler, Maquoketa Cardinals Varsity
  • Lake Heaton, Oskaloosa Shooting Team
  • Lauren Herr, Oskaloosa Shooting Team
  • Rowdy England, Brittany Youth Shooting Club
  • Jacob Casey, Carroll County Longspurs
  • Jacob Lawfer, Carroll County Longspurs
  • Jill Harmston, Carroll County Longspurs
  • Ben Schroeder, Central Falcons
  • Clayton Osborne, EHS Tigers
  • Connor Simmons, St. Charles Sportsman’s Shot Crew
  • Lance Johnson, St. Charles Sportsman’s Shot Crew
  • Walter Barnickel, St. Charles Sportsman’s Shot Crew
  • Alex York, YSSA Orange Crusher
  • Travis Jodts, YSSA Orange Crusher
  • Sam Carson, Kosko Dust Devils
  • Sydney Carson, Kosko Dust Devils
  • Blake Sanford, Target Busters
  • Spencer Jordan, Target Busters
  • Aaron Wilson, Kansas City Crushers
  • Jed Stitt, Kansas City Crushers
  • Nathan Patterson, Kansas City Crushers
  • James Diaz, Danvers Fish & Game Rangers
  • Hank Garvey, Minuteman Sharpshooters
  • Jack Belding, North Macomb Eagles
  • Max Bunning, Wayzata Youth Clay Target Club
  • Colten Calvert, Branson Trap Team
  • Dakoda Alms, Branson Trap Team
  • Gage Dixon, Branson Trap Team
  • Jacob Anderson, Branson Trap Team
  • Laine Ashlock, Branson Trap Team
  • Raleigh Woods, Branson Trap Team
  • Tucker Trussell, Branson Trap Team
  • Wyatt King, Branson Trap Team
  • Jacob Humphrey, Gateway Claybusters
  • Joshua Dintleman, Gateway Claybusters
  • Oliva Stecker, Gateway Claybusters
  • Thomas Browne, Gateway Claybusters
  • Caleb Johnson, Gateway Gun Club Youth Shooters
  • Dana Bonney, Gateway Gun Club Youth Shooters
  • Ethan Johnson, Gateway Gun Club Youth Shooters
  • Jake Hoffman, Gateway Gun Club Youth Shooters
  • Joshua Jacobs, Gateway Gun Club Youth Shooters
  • Lucas Rosenmiller, Gateway Gun Club Youth Shooters
  • Abigail Stoner, Team Henges
  • Benjamin Young, Team Henges
  • Branden Laurent, Team Henges
  • Cecilia Young, Team Henges
  • Jack Koury, Team Henges
  • Nick Koury, Team Henges
  • Kyle Lazarski, Team Henges
  • Max Weiser, Team Henges
  • Sean Laurent, Team Henges
  • Caleb Miller, Wildcat Trap
  • Ethan Boyer, Wildcat Trap
  • Ethan Vinyard, Wildcat Trap
  • Joseph Leonard, Wildcat Trap
  • Josh Galloway, Wildcat Trap
  • Keaton Clark, Wildcat Trap
  • Taylor Kennemer, Wildcat Trap
  • Chris Arnold, Badin Clay Busters
  • Jacob Harrison, Badin Clay Busters
  • Kaitlyn Meinzer, Badin Clay Busters
  • Michael Nye, Badin Clay Busters
  • Gunner Hall, Bead Deamons
  • Kent Writesel, Bead Deamons
  • Austin Jacob, Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club
  • Joseph Polacek, Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club
  • Logan Fletcher, Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club
  • Mason Cox, Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club
  • Nolan Loughry, Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club
  • Shane Marshall, Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club
  • Sam Lama, Buckeye International Junior Shooting Sports
  • Matthew Opsitnick, Clay Busters Lorain
  • Jacob Sears, Greene County Fish & Game Trap Club
  • Jacob Sanders, Hancock County Young Guns
  • Summer Gobrecht, Hancock County Young Guns
  • Riley Denes, Lead Slingers (Central Ohio)
  • Tess Decker, Oklahoma Outlaws
  • Alexander Ahlin, Mid Carolina Young Guns
  • William Till III, Mid Carolina Young Guns
  • Joseph King, Arlington High School Trappers
  • Amber Pruitt, Bethel University
  • Colton Nation, Bolton Trap Team
  • Garrett Percer, Bolton Trap Team
  • Griffin Black, Bolton Trap Team
  • Lawrence Cooper, Bolton Trap Team
  • Peyton Deane, Bolton Trap Team
  • Charlie Vickrey, Clarksville High Shooting Sports Team
  • Nicholson McGaha, Clarksville High Shooting Sports Team
  • Samantha Smith, CTC-TN
  • Hunter Rowland, Eagleville Clay Target Team
  • Lauren Thomas, Houston High School
  • Anders Rider, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Andrew Wilson, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Braxton Rider, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Dalton Dyer, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Elizabeth Burks, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Jarod Reynolds, N2 Dust Shotgun Sports
  • Abby Brown, Southern Shooting Sports
  • Austin Brown, Southern Shooting Sports
  • Fred Peters, Southern Shooting Sports
  • John Baggett, Southern Shooting Sports
  • Kyle Goke, Trousdale Trap Team
  • Jacob McInturff, Unaka Shooters
  • Olin Cecil Linke, III, Allen Eagles Competitive Shooting Team
  • Travis Old, East Texas Trapshooters
  • Zachary Hahn, B.H.S. Demons Shooting Team
  • Joseph Altwies, Badger High School Trap Team
  • Matthew Wells, Beaver Dam High School Trap Team
  • Nick Schieber, Berlin Target Terminators
  • Jordan Hintz, Hillsdale Chargers / B.H.S. Demons Shooting Team
  • Luke Heinzen, Jefferson Youth Shooting Team
  • Atticus Clark, Marquette Hilltoppers Trap Team
  • George Carlo Clark, Marquette Hilltoppers Trap Team
  • Amber Rasmussen, Union Grove Broncos Shooting Club
  • Hunter Zwart, Wilmont Panthers Shotgun Team

Scholastic Pistol Program

  • Dylan Johnson, Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Kevin Rice, Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Kylee Miner, Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Mitchell Henderson, Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Reed Carter, Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Zach Bolotte, Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Zachary Briggs, Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Megan Carty, Steel Shooters of Traer SPP
  • Benjamin Kokotovich, Arnold Jr. Shooters SPP
  • Travis Baldwin, YSSA Steel Smashers
  • Travis Jodts, YSSA Steel Smashers
  • Alexander Gauci, MSU Shooting Sports Club
  • Danny Busch, Arnold Jr. Shooters SPP
  • Julia Koetting, Arnold Jr. Shooters SPP
  • Kate Yee, Arnold Jr. Shooters SPP
  • Lydia Koetting, Arnold Jr. Shooters SPP
  • Tyler Wright, Hocking County Young Guns
  • Joseph King, Arlington Trappers
  • Anders Rider, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Brady Wilkes, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Braxton Rider, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Logan Green, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Reed Austin, McKenzie Shooting Sports
  • Alex White, Fast Shooters
  • Bailey Stroud, Fast Shooters
  • Baley Lamar, Fast Shooters
  • Isabella Robinson, Fast Shooters
  • W. Hunter Hall, Fast Shooters
  • Jordan Castro, Team Gotta
  • Naomi McKay, Team Gotta
  • Quinne Herolt, Burlington Demons Pistol Shooting Team

GLOCK Donates $25,000 to SSSF to Benefit Scholastic Pistol Program

GLOCK, Inc. has made a $25,000 donation to the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) to benefit the Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP).

GLOCK Donation
L-R: Scott Moore, SPP National Director; R. Lee “The Gunny” Ermey; Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President of Operations and Sales; and Ben Berka, SSSF President and Executive Director
The donation was presented to SSSF at last week’s NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee.

GLOCK was one of the founding partners of the Scholastic Pistol Program when SSSF started the program in 2012 and has supported the program since with its products and participation.

Ed Fitzgerald, Special Projects Manager at GLOCK, Inc., is a member of SSSF’s Board of Directors and attends many SPP matches, not only to represent GLOCK, but also to work with the athletes and coaches and to assist with the operation of the events. Fitzgerald even travels to many matches throughout the South with a complete SPP/Action Target set-up for ranges that need targets for SPP events.

“GLOCK understands the importance of industry leadership in the promotion of a safe and effective way of introducing the concepts of basic competitive shooting to young men and women who are just starting out,” said Fitzgerald. “As the industry embraces this concept of supporting our young competitors, we will continue our efforts to lead the way in supporting the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation.”

In addition to the growth of the national program through GLOCK’s financial support, product donations, and loaner guns, the company’s generosity makes it possible for many SPP teams to have sufficient guns for competitors’ use and to raise funds for team expenses. The company also offers special pricing for SPP teams that allows team dollars to go further.

“The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is honored to receive this major gift from GLOCK,” said Ben Berka, SSSF President and Executive Director. “With their support, we are able to further strengthen and grow our Scholastic Pistol Program at the grassroots level and provide local teams with the education, support, and resources to run successful programs.”

To learn more about GLOCK or its products, visit us.GLOCK.com.

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