Russ Arnold Named Interim Executive Director of Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF)
Chicago, IL –-(Ammoland.com)- Monday, July 26, 2010 – The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) announced today that Dr. Bill Christy and W. Hays Gilstrap have resigned from the positions of Executive Director and Chairman of the Board respectively, to pursue other interests, and that Russ Arnold has been named the Interim Executive Director of the SSSF, effective immediately.
The SSSF is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) across the United States, including participant registration, coaches, state coordinators, state and national championships, promotion, communications, websites, public relations and growth strategies.
“The NSSF wants to see the Scholastic Clay Target Program grow and we’re taking it to the next level,” said Steve Sanetti, President of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and Member of the SSSF Board of Trustees.
Mr. Russ Arnold resides in Mansfield, Texas and has been installed as the Interim Executive Director of the SSSF. Mr. Arnold, currently owns or operates six pre-schools in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and has been involved in youth shooting at the local, state and national level for over 15 years.
Mr. Arnold has Life Memberships with USA Shooting, Amateur Trap Shooters Association, National Skeet Shooters Association, and National Sporting Clays Association as well as Memberships with the National Rifle Association, USA Shooting Bunker Club, Founding and Current Member of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Board of Trustees, and is an SCTP State Advisor Sporting Clays, Skeet, International Games.
Mr. Arnold’s credentials in the Shooting Sports include: USA Shooting/NRA National Coach Development Staff, ATA Hall of Fame Coach Level 2, NSCA Level 3 Instructor, USA Shooting / NRA Level 3 Coach. ACUI National Shotgun Championships Chief Referee, National 4-H Shooting Sports Program National and State Instructor’s Training Team, Co Organizer of Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Camp, Founder and Organizer of the NRA Texas Advance Shotgun Camp, AA Sporting Clay Shooter.
“The outdoor industry is excited about the Scholastic Clay Target Program moving forward”, stated Phil Murray, National Sales Manager of White Flyer, the Official Clay Target Sponsor of the Scholastic Clay Target Program and member of the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Murray also serves as the Chairman of the Industry Committee for the SCTP.
About The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is an educational-athletic organization that exists to introduce school-age youths to the clay target sports and to facilitate their continued involvement by providing, promoting, and perpetuating opportunities to safely and enjoyably participate and compete in a high-quality, team-based sport led by trained adult coaches focused on enhancing the personal growth and development of their athletes. To learn more about SSSF or how your company can become a donor, visit their website at www.sssfonline.org