USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) has announced an exciting development in its partnership with USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports (USAYESS).
Effective immediately, USAYESS state-affiliated programs will offer a college division at many of their USAYESS shoots. This will give college shooters away from their team during the summer months a chance to reconnect with their youth shooting teams and continue to improve.
“In addition to the continuity in the shooting practice and competition, reconnecting with their high school teams will strengthen the ACUI-USAYESS partnership and strengthen the college recruiting efforts,” Michelle Smith, ACUI Director of Corporate Partnerships and Events.
“Having a college-age division added to their summer events will allow USAYESS’s 35 state organizations to support college shooting, some of which have endowment grants to support teams at the state, regional, and national level. We are very excited about this addition to the partnership with ACUI and college students in their program,” added Mike Borg, executive director of USAYESS.
The state organizations will work on promoting their events on the USAYESS website, and ACUI will share with social media and newsletters to get information out to collegiate athletes. This creates opportunities for training to continue in the summer for the student athletes while back at home or wherever they are for summer jobs or internships.
ACUI has organized the collegiate clay target championships for 48 years. The Clay Target Collegiate Shotgun Bowl Series is 12 events hosted across the United States created to provide additional opportunities for competition closer to participating campuses, thereby allowing full team roster participation. To learn more about ACUI, call 4422.ACUI.CT (442.222.8428) or visit www.acui.org/claytargets.
Founded in 1914, ACUI is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools. They are students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community. ACUI enriches them all through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services. ACUI considers its clay targets program not only a place to practice skills and compete with student athletes, it also is a place where leadership opportunities abound and scholarships are awarded. It is a living, breathing community on campus, on the field, and at events.
Visit www.usayess.org for more information about USAYESS, which was formed in 2013 to introduce and educate youth to the outdoors using hands-on competitive shooting sports and wildlife/habitat conservation as a vehicle to safe firearm handling and outdoors activities that youth and parents can share together for a lifetime.