r By Brian BeardrPLEASANT GROVE – The Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program (Utah SCTP) has been awarded a $80,000 grant by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA. This is in addition to $110,000 awarded to Utah SCTP in March 2017 from Larry and Brenda Potterfield for a total grant of $190,000 in 2017. These grants will provide funding to promote Utah’s youth shooting sports activities.
Nearly half of the grant will be used to match Utah’s youth shooting team fundraising dollars that are donated to MidwayUSA Foundation’s Team Endowment Program. This program allows individual teams to grow their own endowment to pay for team expenses. “It is crucial for shooting teams in our organization to be engaged in self-preservation and fundraising for them to remain successful. Being able to provide a match for their fundraising efforts is a big motivator for our teams to engage. It is our hope to be able to match each dollar raised through fundraising at a rate of 2:1. We would not have been able to provide this support to our teams without the generosity and passion of Larry and Brenda Potterfield,” Brian Beard, President, Utah SCTP.
Funds generated with our match will be donated to Utah youth shooting teams through the MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Program. For the remainder of 2017, MidwayUSA Foundation is also matching Team Endowment donations at a rate of 2:1; essentially providing a combined match to team fundraising dollars at 4:1. The 2:1 match for both Utah SCTP and MidwayUSA Foundation will end in 2017. If you would like to learn more about taking advantage of this 4:1 match for your youth shooting team, please contact Utah SCTP at (801) 210-1201.
About MidwayUSA FoundationrThe MidwayUSA Foundation is a public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Each year, teams can apply for a grant for 5% of their endowment balance to use for expenses, such as range fees, travel, ammunition, uniforms and more.
About The Utah Scholastic Clay Target ProgramrThe Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program (Utah SCTP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth in Utah about wildlife conservation and firearm safety and promoting youth shooting sports on a competitive and scholastic level throughout the State of Utah. Our purpose is to provide training and guidance to the youth shooting programs of Utah, with the goal of developing self-confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance, respect, personal discipline, responsibility, citizenship, teamwork, and sportsmanship through regular practice and competition at local, state, and national events. For more information, contact Utah SCTP at (801) 210-1201.