Scholastic Steel Challenge Offers Free Shooting Demo With Help From Atlanta Arms & Ammo
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) announced that Atlanta Arms & Ammo will be the ammunition sponsor for the free Scholastic Steel Challenge demonstration being hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) at Ft. Benning, Ga. on March 11-12.
This is the second demonstration event that the USAMU has hosted for the youth shooting program. Last November the USAMU hosted the first demonstration during Unit's very popular Junior Shooting Camp.
“We're very excited to be returning to Ft. Benning – The Home of Champions – and working with the talented shooters of the USAMU. We especially appreciate the generous support of Danny Wisner of Atlanta Arms & Ammo. The ammunition Danny is providing will allow us to give local youth the opportunity to shoot the SSC demo free of charge,” said Scott Moore, director of SSC.
The demonstration, which will feature two Steel Challenge stages of the four used in the program, Smoke & Hope and Roundabout, is also supported by Glock and Smith & Wesson. Both companies have been strong supporters of the program since it began and have worked closely with SSC officials at events like those at Ft. Benning. Representatives from the two firearms makers will be on hand to assist with the event.
The USAMU was established March 1, 1956 at the direction of President Dwight D. Eisenhower to raise the standards of marksmanship throughout the U.S. Army. Since then the Unit has produced national, world and Olympic champions in every discipline it has competed in. And members of its Action Shooting Team will serve as expert instructors during the demonstration.
The free shooting demonstration will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12 on the Parks Range at Ft. Benning. Handguns and ammunition will be provided.
The Scholastic Steel Challenge is a national team-oriented youth shooting program developed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and funded in part by a grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The program is open to young men and women ages 12 to 20 and offers them the opportunity to compete as a four person team for a national title in the action pistol discipline of speed shooting.
The Scholastic Steel Challenge is sponsored by Action Target, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Brownells, EOTAC, Glock, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Outdoor Wire Digital Network, Precision Delta, Smith & Wesson and Winchester Ammunition.
For more information on the Scholastic Steel Challenge and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association please visit www.SteelChallenge.com, follow @SteelChallenge on Twitter or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SteelChallenge.