Utah Scholastic Clay Target program receives donation from the ATA’s AIM program

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Riverton Shooting Club stands for a photo following a competition at the Lee Kay Shotgun Shooting Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

The Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program (UTYESS) has been awarded $18,000 from the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s AIM program. This donation was made to three Utah teams’ endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation, as part of the AIM program’s Holiday Magic Giveaway. The AIM program matched each team’s minimum donation of $2,000 to their team endowment account held at MidwayUSA Foundation at a rate of 3:1, up to a max of $6,000 per team. Utah teams donated a combined $7,050.00 to their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment accounts through the AIM Holiday Magic Giveaway promotion.

The AIM match donation was made to the following endowment accounts held at the MidwayUSA Foundation:
– $6,000 to the Milford Young Guns Team Endowment
– $6,000 to the Riverton Shooting Club Team Endowment
– $6,000 to the Skyline X Team Endowment

In addition, the AIM Program donated 20 Browning Knife sets to each of the three teams. These donations are in addition to $2,500 in ATA/AIM memberships donated to UTYESS in November.

“This generous donation will give each of the clubs the ability to continue to grow,” Grayson Stuart, Utah State Youth Leader, Age 14. “We thank the ATA for their donation and support to the youth clubs around the state.”

UTYESS has done a lot of work to promote youth shooting in USAYESS and the ATA’s AIM program throughout the state of Utah. UTYESS hopes to have over 200 youth athletes participating this year, which is approximately a 20% increase over last year. Currently, there are 39 youth shooters registered with the ATA’s AIM program in Utah.

About ATA
The Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) is the official governing body of the sport of Trapshooting. Founded in 1889, the ATA is the “faithful protector” of the sport of trapshooting and as such governs the sports’ rules and regulations. The ATA also seeks means to enhance the sport while stimulating growth and participation. The ATA provides trophies, financial assistance and event management to support state and provincial associations. In addition to the many services and perks the ATA offers to its members such as scores published in the Official Magazine of the ATA, Trap & Field, and online tracking of scores via shootata.com; the ATA hosts the largest shooting event of its kind, the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships. The ATA believes that their role as the National Governing Body of American Style Trapshooting instills an obligation to promote a premier program for the development and recognition of young trapshooting athletes everywhere. For more Information on the ATA visit www.shootata.com.

About AIM
AIM is the OFFICIAL youth program of the Amateur Trapshooting Association. Members of AIM will enjoy the thrill of shooting registered competition on a level playing field as an individual and/or as a team. The purpose of AIM is to provide a safe and positive experience with firearms and registered trapshooting for youth, elementary school through college age. AIM encourages good sportsmanship and personal responsibility through competition while establishing the foundation to make trapshooting a lifelong avocation. For more information on the ATA’s AIM program, visit www.aim4ata.com.

About MidwayUSA Foundation
The 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. 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. 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 Program
The 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 the Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program or to find a team near you, visit www.utyess.org.