In 2016 the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation launched a campaign entitled, “VISION 20/20” with the goal to grow national youth participation in the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program to over 20,000 student-athletes annually by the year 2020.

With that goal easily being met and surpassed, the SSSF relaunched the campaign as Reload For 2021. The fundraiser would go on to be the foundation’s most successful to date and is back to energize youth shooting sports for 2022!

In partnership with industry partners, civic organizations, member teams and DONORS like you the SSSF will provide the opportunity and funding for more students to join existing shooting teams and create new teams where none exist today.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Reload For 2022 campaign benefits local shooting teams by providing immediate cash needs for next season and future support via MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account growth! Contributions to your favorite SCTP or SASP team must be made before the end of the year.

Components of the campaign
Strategy benefits youth shooting sports in 3 ways:
  1. Helps cash needs for teams now
  2. Provides cash needs for teams into the future through MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment accounts
  3. Provides financial support for the SSSF and its programs to help start new teams
50% of every donation goes back to the team in the form of a cash grant

-Utilizes SSSF’s strong partnership with the MidwayUSA Foundation. The MUSAF has a Team Endowment program where youth shooting teams can create and grow an endowment account to benefit the team in perpetuity. The campaign leverages match and bonus funding for these team endowment accounts.

-The SSSF provides high ratio match funding (variable, based on annual program). 2021’s campaign provided up to 125% of the donation amount in
match funding for the first $165K raised in the campaign.
-MUSAF provides match funding (variable, based on current
matching program)
-SSSF provides additional funds for friendly team competitions, with $60k available in 2021
How does the campaign benefit teams?
Simple method of fundraising
-Nothing to sell, no fundraising products to purchase/store, etc.
-Utilize team network of athletes, coaches, parents and local sponsors
-Reach out in person, social media, email solicitations, etc.
-Many teams have competitions within the team to see who can solicit the most donations
-Many perennial teams in the campaign raise funds all year and make a lump-sum donation to the campaign in the fall.
-SSSF handles all of the donation receipting to the donor
Cash needs for the upcoming season
-50% of each dollar raised stays with the team
Cash needs for the future
-25% of each dollar gets matched by MidwayUSA Foundation in the team endowment account
-SSSF provides match funding up to 125% of the donation amount to team endowment accounts
Team examples from Reload for 2021
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooing Club (OH)
-Almost $33,000 in cash grant
Over $16,000 in team endowment funding that got
matched by MUSAF
Almost $57,000 in team endowment match from SSSF
Rio Salado Target Terminators (AZ)
-Cash grant over $25,000
-Over $12,000 in team endowment funding that got
matched by MUSAF
-Over $70,000 in team endowment match from SSSF
What are the benefits to the donor?
All donations are tax-deductible
SSSF provides a donation receipt to the donor for each donation received.
-Online donations can be made to the team in a simple, secure manner
-Donation will be matched.
-Donation will benefit the team FOREVER
-Donors contributing $100 or more receive a small gift.

Looking to donate to support youth shooting sports, outside of the campaign schedule?

Consider using our secure online donation form:

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The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to providing shooting-sports education and opportunities to school-age youths around the United States to encourage young athlete personal growth and development.
Tax-ID number 20-8484121.