STI International Donates $14,500 to USPSA
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, WASHINGTON – STI International, a leading manufacturer of competition firearms for the Practical Shooting market, has donated $14,500 to the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). The funds, which were raised through sales of two specially designed pistols, will support a variety of USPSA programs and initiatives.
“The employees of STI International are proud of our company’s long-standing support for the sport of Practical Shooting. We have supported hundreds of shooters, sponsored countless matches and made growing the shooting sports a top priority. That’s why we are so pleased to present USPSA with this check to help them continue their vital efforts in expanding the sport we love,” said Dave Skinner, STI President and CEO.
“The name STI is synonymous with Practical Shooting and on behalf of our more than 17,000 members, I thank Dave and the entire STI family for their generous donation,” said Dave Thomas, USPSA Executive Director.
STI and USPSA announced the fundraising initiative at the 2008 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The plan called for the production of two limited edition 1911 USPSA/STI signature pistols designed specifically for competition from which a portion of the sales would be donated to USPSA.
This is the second pistol program of its type undertaken by USPSA to help fund the sport which has grown to record levels in the past three years. The first effort in 2006 with firearms maker Para USA raised $31,000 for the organization.
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.
STI International is a leading firearms manufacturer and the pioneer of the modular frame system for the 1911. A favorite of both top competitors and custom gunsmiths, STI pistols are widely regarded as the gold standard in the sport of Practical Shooting.