r By Brian Beard
Four of the Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program (Utah SCTP) teams have been awarded a combined $35,593 in cash grants by the MidwayUSA Foundation, from the Team Endowment Program. These grants will provide funding to promote Utah’s youth shooting sports activities. Much of the grant is used for expenses, such as range fees, travel, ammunition, uniforms, trophies, awards, and more.
Teams receiving these grants are:rCache Valley Clay Crushers, Logan UT – $14,924.00rRiverton Shooting Team, Riverton UT – $9,705.00rWasatch Wing & Clay Youth Shooting Team, Cedar Fort UT – $4,020.00rSkyline X, Spanish Fork UT – $6,944.00
“The size of these grants is a direct result of the fundraising efforts our teams have undertaken over the past several years,” said Brian Beard, President of Utah SCTP. “Teams that have an account balance in their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment account are eligible to request a grant of 5% of their balance once per year. The more fundraising the team does for their team endowment, the higher their grant amounts become. Donations made to the endowment accounts remain there in perpetuity and are eligible for quarterly earnings. Fundraising today means funding every year for as long as the team exists.”
About MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment ProgramrThe Team Endowment Program gives a community the ability to financially support a competitive youth shooting sports program. Like other sports, shooting teams provide wonderful opportunities for students to make friends, develop confidence, and learn discipline and leadership skills. However, most schools and clubs provide little or no funding for youth shooting sports teams, so it is up to us to help. As the primary program of the MidwayUSA Foundation, Team Endowments provide financial support to high school-aged and college level youth shooting sports teams across America.
About MidwayUSA FoundationrThe MidwayUSA Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charity, founded by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing permanent, long-term endowment funding to over 3,000 youth shooting teams. Every donation made is 100% tax deductible and supports the mission to help communities and organizations raise funds to support their youth shooting team. For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation and the Team Endowment Account Program, please visit midwayusafoundation.org or call (877) 375-4570.
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 on Utah SCTP or to find a team near you, visit utsctp.org or call (385) 323-0815.