Savage Sports Corporation Continues Support Of Priority Youth Shooting

Savage Sports Corporation Continues Support Of Priority Youth Shooting

Savage Arms
Savage Arms

Westfield, MA, – -( The Savage Sports Corporation, a long-time supporter of youth shooting sports programs, recently announced their continuing support of the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) by providing rifles in support of priority youth shooting sports programs.

Ron Coburn, Chairman/CEO of Savage Sports Corp., states “The YSSA is providing a valuable service to the shooting sports industry by identifying the youth shooting sports programs that best contribute to the future market goals of the industry.  There are a great number of quality youth programs across America that need help in acquiring equipment and supplies.  Finding the right programs to support can be a difficult and time-consuming process.  The YSSA makes it easy by identifying groups with the greatest potential return on investment and prioritizing them based on criteria such as program quality, potential for growth and participation levels.”

The following priority youth shooting sports programs are receiving Savage Mark I .22 rifles in support of their respective programs.  These programs were among those selected by an industry panel convened to review proposals submitted by youth organizations in response to the 2008 National Youth Shooting Sports Program Needs Assessment:

1.    Great Trail Council, BSA, Akron, OH –  4 Savage Mark I .22 LR rifles

2.    Montana 4-H Shooting Sports  –   4 Savage Mark I .22 LR rifles

3.    South Carolina 4-H Shooting Sports Program –   7 Savage Mark I .22 LR rifles

4.    Sioux Council, BSA, Sioux Falls, SD –   8 Savage Mark I .22 LR rifles

5.    Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, BSA, Pleasant Hill, CA  –   7 Savage Mark I .22 LR rifles

Savage Sports Corporation is comprised of Savage Arms, a leading manufacturer of center fire rifles in Westfield, MA and rim fire rifles in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada; Stevens, a major brand of center fire rifles, rim fire rifles and shotguns; Fox, a high-quality brand name for shotguns; Savage Range Systems, a manufacturer of patented shooting ranges and bullet traps; Porta Target, an industry leader in ranges targets and shoot houses; and most recently, BowTech Archery, a major manufacturer of compound bows with facilities in Eugene, Oregon. For more information on Savage products, visit their website at

The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) private foundation whose mission is to identify and support the needs of successful and safe youth programs.  Youth groups and industry members interested in learning more about the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance are encouraged to visit their website at

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