Top Female Shooters Collaborate to Create Online Resource for Women in Practical Shooting
GLASGOW, MONTANA –-(AmmoLand.com)- Champion action shooters Sharyn Cohen, Julie Golob and Kippi Leatham are pleased to announce the launch of Women of USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association), an online resource for women in practical shooting. Creating a home page at WomenofUSPSA.com, Women of USPSA updates can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Ustream.TV and on the WomenofUSPSA.com Blog.
Women of USPSA’s mission is to encourage and inspire women everywhere to participate in the shooting sports by celebrating the women who compete in USPSA competitions. The main site debut features biographies of many of the women competing at this year’s USPSA Handgun National Championships in Las Vegas, NV. Live streaming video of the women’s race for the national title can be viewed directly through the “Watch LIVE” link on WomenofUSPSA.com.
“USPSA has been an online leader within the action shooting sports through their recognition of the female segment at USPSA.com’s Ladies Zone. To supplement their efforts to recruit more women into the sport, Kippi Leatham and I developed the concept of WomenofUSPSA.com some time ago. Wanting to breathe life into the idea before this year’s Handgun Nationals, we then recruited Sharyn Cohen for her technical talents to develop a web presence. Our goal is to celebrate the women who compete in the sport and showcase their shooting accomplishments at every level,” said Women of USPSA co-founder, Julie Golob.
Kippi Leatham added, “I was excited at the opportunity to promote the women who work very hard, both on and off the range. Most of us have full-time jobs, families, children and other hobbies that we enjoy. I hope that by uniting as a group, sharing our personal thoughts and stories, we can excite women, gun-owners and otherwise, to get out and shoot! As a pure voluntary effort, the response has been overwhelming in such a short time. I can’t wait to expand upon our celebration of the Women of USPSA, and I hope that our sister-shooters will catch the fever and want to pitch in.”
Through unique live coverage of the USPSA Handgun Nationals, Women of USPSA will feature the top women in the sport. Real time interviews and updates on Twitter and Facebook will provide fans the opportunity to follow their favorite female shooters. Women of USPSA’s future plans include growing the online presence by highlighting past and present lady champions within the sport.
For more information about the United States Practical Shooting Association please visit www.USPSA.org. To learn more about the Women of USPSA online resource please visit www.womenofuspsa.com.
The United States Practical Shooting Association is a non-profit membership association and the governing body for the sport of Practical Shooting in America. USPSA has over 17,000 members and more than 350 affiliated clubs which host weekly matches throughout the country providing recreational shooters with the opportunity to test and refine their shooting skills in a safe, competitive environment. USPSA is also the US Region of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), which is comprised of approximately 67 nations. For more information, visit www.uspsa.org.