Congratulations to Dan Skelton, winner of a new SKB IS300 semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun. Skelton’s email was selected in a random drawing after he participated in a survey on the economic impact of the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Pistol Program National Championships, conducted last July.
“I was so excited to get the email that I had won the SKB shotgun from filling out the economic impact survey after Nationals this year,” Skelton said. “What a great surprise! I know how important it is to give feedback and try to save the World Shooting Complex, and winning the gun was an exciting bonus.”
Skelton’s sons, Nick and Jake, both shoot for Ozaukee Scholastic Sports (OSS) in southeast Wisconsin. They shoot all disciplines, including pistol, skeet, sporting clays and trap. Skelton, along with Carrie Scheel (club president) started OSS six years ago to support their sons who were interested in shooting. Skelton currently sits on the board as the vice president.
“Nothing like this existed in our area and we wanted our local youth to have the opportunity to earn a varsity letter in shooting sports, giving them the chance to experience something outside of the usual high school athletics,” Skelton said.
He said shooting sports has been a positive experience for his entire family.
“It has given the boys valuable life lessons in determination, team work, goal-setting and allowed them to experience both team and individual success. We have met some wonderful people along the way who made a real impact on our kids; even inspiring our oldest son to become a police officer, as several of his coaches worked in the public service field and the military. Shooting sports will be a lifelong hobby that we can do together as a family and for that I will always be grateful.”