2011 Shooting Industry Academy Of Excellence Drawn To Kentucky
San Diego, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- FMG Publications announces the 2011 Shooting Industry Masters and Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence awards presentation will be held in Kentucky.
“Our first look at the sprawling 2,000-acre Park Mammoth Resort and Rockcastle Shooting Center sent our imaginations spinning with possibilities for next year’s events,” said Randy Molde, Masters chairman.
“This unique venue, combined with southern charm and hospitality from local city and county officials, has everything we are looking for to make the 2011 Masters and Academy weekend an unforgettable experience and team-bonding destination.”
The Ninth Annual Shooting Industry Masters will be held July 22-23, 2011, at the Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park Mammoth Resort in Park City, Ky. The 20th Annual Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence awards ceremony will be held July 22 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Ky.
“We are honored Rockcastle Shooting Center was selected to host this prestigious event,” said Nick Noble, CEO, Rockcastle Shooting Center. “Our unique shooting sports resort in south central Kentucky, which is rich in history and tradition, makes for an ideal setting to bring the industry together. We look forward to welcoming everyone in the industry to participate in some fun shooting events, fantastic awards ceremonies, bask in our southern hospitality and enjoy our beautiful resort located in the heart of the Caves, Lakes and Corvettes region of Kentucky.”
The 2011 Masters will again support National Shooting Sports Foundation’s First Shots program. The 2010 Masters attracted nearly 270 shooters from throughout the industry. The match, held at The Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Neb., raised $32,000 for First Shots. This brings the amount raised by the Masters for First Shots to $57,000 in two years. In all, the Masters has raised nearly $112,000 to support NSSF programs.
“We invite everybody within the industry to form a team, and come out to the Shooting Industry Masters,” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF president. “It’s a lot of fun, and it’s all for a good cause. We thank FMG Publications for all the help it has given the National Shooting Sports Foundation in promoting the First Shots program.”
The announcement that FMG will hold the 2011 Masters and Academy of Excellence in Kentucky was well received by state officials.
“We are thrilled to learn the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence and Shooting Industry Masters have selected southern Kentucky as their 2011 venue. Prestigious events such as these serve to showcase the entire Commonwealth to visitors,” said Hank Phillips, deputy commissioner, Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism.
“The Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to learn the Shooting Industry Masters has chosen southern Kentucky for its event, and looks forward to working with Park Mammoth in facilitating the group’s needs,” said Vicki Fitch, executive director, Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The stunning natural beauty, unique meeting venues and strong community support throughout our region make this an ideal location.”
“We welcome the 20th anniversary of the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence and the Ninth Annual Shooting Industry Masters to south central Kentucky,” said Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker. “We thank FMG Publications for selecting our region for this competition.”
“This is a great opportunity to showcase south central Kentucky — especially Park Mammoth Resort and the Rockcastle Shooting Center — to leaders in the outdoor shooting sports industry, a longstanding tradition in the Commonwealth,” said Judge N.E. Reed, Edmonson County judge/executive.
“We’re excited to participate in these competitions in collaboration with Rockcastle Shooting Center and FMG Publications. Kentucky has a heritage of supporting outdoor shooting sports, and these competitions are exemplary of this support,” said Judge Michael Buchanon, Warren County judge/executive.
The Masters and Academy are owned and operated by FMG Publications, publishers of GUNS Magazine, American Handgunner, American COP, Shooting Industry Magazine and eight special editions.
For more information on the 2011 Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence and Shooting Industry Masters, please contact Elizabeth O’Neill at 1-888-315-3641 or [email protected]