Columbia, MO –-(Ammoland.com)- Thanks to two sponsorship programs funded by MidwayUSA, this year’s field of competitors at the Bianchi Cup will feature more new faces than ever before.
New this year, the MidwayUSA Bianchi Cup Scholarship Program awards scholarships to college-age junior shooters to cover expenses including entry fees, travel costs and hotel stays. MidwayUSA is also once again providing $15,000 specifically allocated as First Time Shooter Awards. First-time men, women and junior competitors in the Production Division with the highest aggregate score will take home $2,500 for 1st place, $1,500 for 2nd place and $750 for 3rd place.
“Brenda and I are strong supporters of the shooting sports, and we know many of our Customers are competitive shooters,” said MidwayUSA Founder and CEO Larry Potterfield. “We encourage new shooters whenever we can, and these two programs offer some great opportunities to help those new competitors be successful.”
In addition to these programs, MidwayUSA returns for the 5th year in a row as the Official Sponsor of the Bianchi Cup.
About the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup
Now in its 35th year, the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup serves as the NRA National Action Pistol Championship and has been the premier stop on the action pistol tournament circuit since its debut in 1979. Shooters compete in several divisions and across four events: the Barricade Event, the Falling Plate Event, the Practical Event and the Moving Target Event.
This year’s competition will be held May 22-25 at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club. Spectators are invited to attend the championship each day. Eye and ear protection are required for all spectators and competitors.
For more information about the 2013 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup, visit bianchicup.nra.org.
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 35 years, MidwayUSA has offered JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting with an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction.