The teams earned the endowment funds while competing in the Maine State Championship and Texas State Championship in May.
The contributions for the month, totaling $22,000, bring SPP’s total contributions to $186,250 to date in 2014. SPP expects to contribute more than $300,000 additional through state, regional, and national championship events in the remainder of 2014.
SPP teams are awarded endowment funds through their participation in sanctioned shoots. SSSF, which administers the Scholastic Pistol Program, contributes the funding to the MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account Program on behalf of the teams.
The MidwayUSA Foundation helps communities and organizations raise funds to support their high school, college, and other youth shooting teams and activities. This donation brings youth involved in shooting sports, particularly the over 3,000 that have Team Endowment Accounts with the MidwayUSA Foundation, closer to sustainable support.
Active teams, like the 11 that will receive this donation, are eligible to draw a grant each year to assist with team expenses, such as ammunition, range fees, travel, uniforms and more.
The teams whose endowment accounts received funds for May are:
1. Texas State Championship
- Dripping Springs High School $2400.00
- Red Dawn Raiders Junior Marksmanship Academy $2200.00
- Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit $1000.00
- SCTP South Texas Shooters $3800.00
2. Maine State Championship
- Venture Crew #308 $1800.00
- Crew 357 – Pine Tree Council BSA $1600.00
- Crew 70 – Pine Tree Council BSA $1400.00
- Holyoke Revolver Club Steel Shooters $1800.00
3. University of New Hampshire
- Main Campus $2400.00
- Crew 401 – Pine Tree Council BSA $1000.00
- Crew 51 – Pine Tree Council BSA $2600.00
“We are pleased to contribute to the endowment accounts of these teams who distinguished themselves at their state championships,” said Scott Moore, SPP National Director. “It is gratifying to know these contributions will help ensure the teams’ continued participation in pistol shooting.”
About Scholastic Pistol Program
SPP is supported, in part, by founding partners GLOCK, Smith & Wesson, Action Target, and Larry and Brenda Potterfield of Midway USA. Additional partners include Atlanta Arms & Ammunition, Browning, GT Targets, NextLevel Training, PACT Timers, Pro Ears, Remington Arms, Rudy Project, Tactical Solutions, and Winchester Ammunition, among others.
About Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) and Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) across the United States. SCTP and SPP are youth development programs, originally developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), in which adult coaches and volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.
About MidwayUSA Foundation
The MidwayUSA Foundation strives to be the most respected, most influential and best run foundation serving the shooting, hunting and outdoor sports industry.