The NRA Foundation Awards $2900 to the Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program

r By Brian Beard

PLEASANT GROVE, UT — The NRA Foundation has awarded the Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program (Utah SCTP) a grant totaling $2918 to fund the purchase of clay targets and target throwers. “We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our fundraising efforts with the new machines and targets,” said Brian Beard, President of Utah SCTP, “and are pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community.”

The Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth in Utah about wildlife conservation and firearm safety and promoting youth shotgun shooting sports on a competitive and scholastic level throughout the State of Utah. Their 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. Currently, there are seven teams in the state of Utah totaling approximately 150 youth participants ranging from third grade through collegiate.

“Shooting is one of the most expensive sports today’s youth can participate in. The generosity of the NRA Foundation is crucial in allowing us to strengthen our fundraising efforts and to enable more of Utah’s youth to participate in this program,” said Brian.

For more information on the Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program, or to inquire about a youth shotgun shooting team in your area, call Utah SCTP at (385) 323-0815 or send an email to

About the National Rifle AssociationrEstablished in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

About The NRA FoundationrEstablished in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context. More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at

About Friends of NRArFriends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts. All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters. Learn more about Friends of NRA at

Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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