In an effort to help you and your SCTP teams with National Governing Body (NGB) fees for the 2016/2017 shooting season as well as growing your team’s MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment account, we have a new program in place for this shooting season!
As you may be aware, the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) has maintained partnerships with several of our NGB’s including the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) and National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA). These partnerships require that we host “registered events” at our state (where possible) and national championships and therefore our athletes competing in these events must have current memberships with the respective NGB.
These partnerships provide two main benefits to SCTP athletes:
- Provide a pathway and additional opportunities for youth and families to continue participating in competition clay target shooting outside of the regular SCTP season.
- Provide much needed SCTP Scholarship funding to our graduating athletes. In 2016 the SCTP awarded $62,000 in college scholarships, supported in part by donations from our NGB partners.
Facilitating continued involvement in the shooting sports is part of the mission of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation /SCTP and we believe these partnerships with NGBs help us accomplish our mission.
2017 Incentive Program
While paying additional membership dues to NGBs may be un-popular with some coaches, we believe we have found a solution that will benefit everyone.
For every dollar that your team spends on NGB memberships sent in through the SHOT system, we will send that exact amount of money to your teams MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment account! This will include your team’s coaches and adult volunteer memberships that are also paid through our system!!
For example: “Team A” has 100 athletes who all shoot Trap. They remit payment (through SHOT5 or check to SCTP Headquarters) for 100 athletes’ ATA membership dues of $12 per athlete = $1,200. The SCTP/SSSF will then send that exact amount of money into “Team A’s” Midway USA Foundation account. It’s that simple! This only includes NGB membership dues paid through the SCTP. Dues paid directly to the NGB are not eligible.
This will include ALL NGB Membership Dues paid from Sept. 1st, 2016 through May 31st, 2017 ONLY! Teams MUST have an active account with the MidwayUSA Foundation prior to May 31st in order to receive Team Endowment funding.
So coaches, when registering your team remember to pay their NGB membership dues at that time to take advantage of this opportunity to grow your teams MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment accounts!
If you have any questions about this program, please contact me. I will be happy to explain it in more detail!
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you at a competition soon!
Tom Wondrash – SCTP National Director