Making a Difference

Hear Their Stories

Your support has helped and continues to help young athletes all around the nation. Team-based youth shooting sports provides a level playing field to all, with no such thing as being benched. Incredible stories of triumph, resolve, growth, and more arise from our programs. We’ve highlighted a few of those stories here to share with the rest of the world.

A True Success Story: Jack’d up for Trap

Five years ago seems like so long ago for Jack Gerstmeier. At the age of 10 1/2, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. Type 1 diabetes means that your pancreas no longer produces insulin that turn sugar and carbs into energy your body can use. It meant from now on he would require at least 4 shots a day to control his blood sugar for this chronic disease.


Makayla Scott’s incredible achievements on the field include team CZ-USA shotgun ambassador and Guinness World Record holder…. But her introduction as a Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) athlete came from a simple desire: to go to college.

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