USA -(Ammoland.com)- The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is proud to announce the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a new founding partner.
Understanding that youth are the future of the shooting sports, founding partners help SASP to organize matches, demos and shows to help promote youth involvement in the shooting sports.
“Our two organizations work really well together to introduce young shooters to a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime — one that offers a level playing field and can be enjoyed by all family members,” Tammy Mowry, SASP national director, said. “We are also able to have our National Coach Development Staff (NCDS) trainers conduct Level 1 Pistol Coach classes for our SASP coaches and adults who want to pursue this credential.”
Joe DeBergalis, a member of the NRA Board of Directors who also serves on the board of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) Board of Directors, said, “The NRA is honored to partner with the SASP as a founding member. As the leader in firearms education, the NRA is dedicated to the development of youth shooting programs to help build a better future for America’s rich shooting sports heritage. The SASP has done a phenomenal job instilling in young people values and character traits that will benefit them throughout their lifetimes. The NRA is proud to support such a remarkable organization.”
“For generations, the NRA has been the foremost guardian of America’s shooting sports and hunting traditions. We are proud to help SASP train and mentor future generations of young shooters,” said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.
About the SSSF:
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SASP and became the managing foundation of both programs.
For more information about SSSF, visit their website here.