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Clay Targets

Dec 06, 2019 02:16PM

Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports has been awarded a $7,500 donation from the ACUI Clay Targets Fund.

This donation will be made to the MidwayUSA Foundation’s Agency and Team endowment programs, which provide funding in perpetuity to promote Utah’s youth shooting sports. This donation specifically helps grow the sport for Utah’s college clay target athletes.

These funds were made available from the ACUI Clay Target 3:1 Team Endowment Match offered during the month of October. If a team contributed $500 to their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment account, the ACUI Clay Targets program contributed a 3:1 match. This match was only made available to teams with college athletes, or that participate in ACUI Clay Target events.

The donation was made to the following endowment accounts held at the MidwayUSA Foundation: $1,500 to the Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports Agency Endowment; $1,500 to the Cache Valley Crushers Team Endowment, Logan; $1,500 to the Cedar Clay Breakers Team Endowment, Cedar City; $1,500 to the Riverton Shooting Club Team Endowment, Riverton; $1,500 to the Skyline X Team Endowment, Spanish Fork.

“We appreciate the ACUI Clay Target program for their generous support of college clay target sports in Utah,” said Brian Beard, President, UTYESS. “UTYESS is striving to invite and include more of Utah’s college athletes to clay target sports and this donation assists us in achieving that mission.”

Through their affiliation with USAYESS, UTYESS partners with the ACUI Clay Target program, the largest college clay target program in the nation. All USAYESS state championships, including the UTYESS Youth State Championships, include a State Collegiate Championship open to all college students meeting ACUI Clay Target program eligibility criteria.

The ACUI Clay Target program is a nonprofit, student-centered, campus-based community of student athletes, volunteer and paid coaches, range facilities, sponsors, friends, families, and ACUI staff. This inclusive community provides a foundation for student development, leadership opportunities, and personal growth. The program invites high school juniors and seniors to compete in conference championship events, which provides the opportunity to engage in the experience of shooting at the collegiate level.

For more information on ACUI Clay Targets, visit acui.org/claytargets. (Serve Daily submission.)