Tag: Team Endowment Accounts

Raise Team Funds with SKB Model 200HR Shotgun Promotion

SKB Shotgun Promotion

Your SCTP or SPP team can raise operating money and endowment funds with the SKB shotgun promotion being offered by MidwayUSA Foundation. An SKB Model 200HR 28 gauge shotgun is offered to all youth shooting teams with a team endowment account.

MidwayUSA Foundation will provide a registration packet with additional details about the promotion and the information you need to sign up. Funds returned to your endowment account from this promotion will be matched.

This beautiful shotgun has a scalloped receiver with a rounded and sleek profile. The receiver, forend iron, and trigger guard are enhanced with hand-engraved scroll accents and finished with genuine bone charcoal color case-hardening. It also has a gold accented trigger. Accessories include a fitted luggage case, five thin-walled choke tubes, a choke wrench, and a trigger lock.

Your team can design its own promotion, such as a raffle, to raise funds with the shotgun.

See the promotional flyer for more information.

Potterfields Donate Over $200,000 to MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Program

Larry and Brenda Potterfield
Larry and Brenda Potterfield at the 2014 SCTP-SPP National Team Championships
Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, recently donated $205,342 to the MidwayUSA Foundation to benefit youth shooting sports, including SCTP and SPP teams. 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.

Along with the matching program, the MidwayUSA Foundation offers its active teams promotional items to use as fundraisers. 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., visit www.midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.

Kolar Raffle Winner and Team Endowment Recipients

Congratulations to Jerry Baumann of Traverse City, Michigan, who was drawn as winner of a Kolar Max over/under shotgun during the 2015 National Team Championships in Sparta.

KolarMr. Baumann’s name was drawn and announced on July 17 during the Last Competitor Standing competition, and SCTP National Director Tom Wondrash was able to reach the lucky winner by phone while the crowd watched.

The raffle drawing culminated a fundraising program that earned money and endowment contributions for teams who sold the raffle tickets, as well as funds for SCTP. The top 5 ticket-selling teams also received bonus endowment awards for their MidwayUSA Foundation accounts as follows:

    $5,000 – Burlington High School – 679 tickets

    $4,000 – Beloit Izaak Walton – 432 tickets

    $3,000 – Shooting Tigers – 378 tickets

    $1,500 – tie – Hillsdale College – 300 tickets

    $1,500 – tie – River Falls – 300 tickets

Thank you to our sponsor, Kolar, for their generous donation of the shotgun, and kudos to teams who padded their endowment accounts by selling the raffle tickets.

MidwayUSA Foundation Grant Deadline Is June 15

MidwayUSA Foundation’s grant cycle is in full swing! The foundation is now accepting applications from teams for grants to pay for shoot entry fees, uniforms, ammunition, and other team expenses, and the deadline for this cycle is fast approaching.

Any team with a balance in its MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account can apply for a grant once a year. If you have an account balance and did not apply for a grant in December, you are eligible.

The deadline to apply for a grant during this cycle is June 15.

Want to receive your funds even faster? Choose the option of direct deposit when you apply.

You can learn more about the grant program on the MidwayUSA Foundation website.

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.

Help MidwayUSA Foundation Create a Tagline

MidwayUSA FoundationIf you are an active team with the MidwayUSA Foundation, they want your help! The growth of the Team Endowment Account Program has been phenomenal, but they want to offer their financial assistance to even more teams. In an effort to continue branding the MidwayUSA Foundation and support more teams, they want to develop a tagline and are asking for your ideas.

A tagline is a short phrase (5-7 words) that can quickly explain or clarify what an organization does. In their case, MidwayUSA Foundation offers sustainment funding to youth shooting teams across the nation. Submit your suggestions to MidwayUSA Foundation by March 9, 2015, and if they choose your team’s suggestion, the Foundation will add $1,000 to your Team Endowment Account.

Remember, the tagline should help people to quickly understand what MidwayUSA Foundation does.

Click here to offer your ideas for a tagline.

SSSF Donates $246,500 to MidwayUSA Foundation

MidwayUSA Foundation logoThis week, Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation made a donation of $246,500 to the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. The funds were deposited into the endowment accounts of 75 member teams of the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Pistol Program representing 26 states.

The money was earned by the teams through participation in recent SCTP and SPP regional shoots. Of the total contribution, $216,500 was deposited into SCTP teams’ accounts and $30,000 went to SPP teams’ accounts.

This week’s donation brought SSSF’s total MidwayUSA Foundation contributions for 2014 to $1,751,645. SSSF has funded accounts for 273 teams in 40 states this year.

The purpose of the MidwayUSA Foundation endowment program is to provide sustained financial support for youth shooting teams. Teams with an endowment account are able to draw a grant each year to use for team expenses. SSSF regularly makes endowment funds available for SCTP and SPP events and contributes them to participating teams’ endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation. Since 2011, SSSF has donated funding to several hundred team endowment accounts across 48 states.

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