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Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Awards Over $100,000 in Scholarships

Rafe Nielsen (left) presents Grace Marlen a scholarship check at the SCTP National Championships. Grace shot a 200 x 200 with a Browning and won a shoot-off with two others to claim the prize July 20 at the Cardinal Shooting Center

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation through their Scholastic Clay Target Program and their Scholastic Action Shooting Program awarded 126 youth athletes over $100,000.00 in college Scholarships through their scholarship program and at the 2019 National Championships in Marengo, Ohio last month.
 
Tom Wondrash, National Director noted, “this is the first time our combined programs were able to award our Youth Athletes and their families over $100,000.00 in college scholarships. We could not have done it without the generous support of our program sponsors who continue to step up and support this initiative”.
 
In addition to the scholarships awarded to SCTP and SASP youth athletes that apply for these awards,at this years National Championships special scholarships were awarded by Browning, Beretta, and Blaser USA. In order to be eligble, athletes must have shot a Browning shotgun in 16 yard singles trap, a Beretta shotgun in the skeet event or a Blaser shotgun in the sporting clays event.

Winners of those scholarships include:

  • Browning Trap: Grace Marlen (St. Louis, MO), $7,600
  • Beretta Skeet: Graham Eubanks (Eatonton, GA) $4,000
  • Blaser Sporting Clays: Baylor Garland (Eatonton, GA), $5,000

 “The smiles on the faces of our athletes that are awarded college scholarships makes it all worthwhile” said SASP National Director Rick Leach. “College is such a significant financial commitment for all our youth athletes and their families. These college scholarships, no matter what the amount are something the youth athletes themselves can contribute to the effort”.
 
For a complete list of all the 2019 SCTP and SASP College Scholarship winners, click here.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win the grand prize of a Kolar Max O/U

Kolar Arms

The SCTP National Championships being held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio July 13-20, begin in less than 2 Weeks!

SCTP National Raffle tickets featuring the Kolar Max can be purchased on-site at the Cardinal Shooting Center starting July 13, 2019. Visit the registration building or several other vendor stores to get yours. Vendor stores include the Kolar Arms store, along with the Blaser USA store, Browning and Beretta stores. Vendor trailers/tents that will also have these tickets available include CZ USA, SKB and Legacy Sports.

Don’t miss your chance to win the Kolar Max O/U or shotguns from Blaser USA, Browning, CZ USA, Beretta and SKB or a Howa Rifle compliments of Legacy Sports. The total value of all prizes is in excess of $30,000.00.

Drawing for these fine firearms will be held Saturday, July 20th. Winners will be notified and must provide an FFL for shipping of their firearm. All winners will have their firearms shipped after August 1st, 2019.

For more information see the SCTP National Raffle Press Release on the SSSF website.

Good Luck to all SCTP athletes and teams, we will see you at the Cardinal Shooting Center!

New Scholarships to be Awarded at the 2019 SCTP National Championships

The Scholastic Clay Target Program is pleased to announce the addition of two new SCTP College Scholarship Awards at the SCTP National Championships, July 13-20, 2019 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

Browning (a longtime supporter of SCTP) has for the last 3 years been the sponsor of the “Browning Scholarship”. This scholarship is awarded to the top athlete in Trap Singles (male or female) shooting a Browning Shotgun. In the past, this scholarship has been as much as $7,500!

For 2019, Blaser USA will be sponsoring the “Blaser Scholarship”! This scholarship will be awarded to the top athlete in Sporting Clays (male or female) shooting a Blaser Shotgun!!

In addition, also for 2019 SCTP National Championships, Beretta USA will be sponsoring the “Beretta Scholarship”! This scholarship will be awarded to the top athlete in Skeet (male or female) shooting a Beretta Shotgun!

Athletes competing in these events at the SCTP National Championships just need to complete an online survey before their event starts.

Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director made the following statement. “We are thrilled that Browning, Blaser USA and Beretta USA wanted to provide scholarship opportunities for our SCTP high school aged athletes. Providing scholarships is a mainstay of the SCTP program and adding these additional opportunities will impact even more of our SCTP family’s. We cannot thank Browning, Blaser USA, and Beretta USA enough for their support of SCTP and these scholarship opportunities”.

Browning Continues Their Sponsorship of SCTP for 2019

The Scholastic Clay Target Program would like to thank Browning yet again for their continued sponsorship, support and trust in our national youth shooting program and staff!

“The SCTP is one of the great organizations that we’re honored to support each year,” said Rafe Nielsen, Browning’s communications manager in marketing. “The work they do to develop youth shooting is second to none. Their commitment to healthy competition, developing advanced shooters, and bringing new shooters to the sport is vital to keeping the shooting sports strong. We’re proud to be sponsors and look forward to a great 2019 with them. "

Come see Browning and many other shooting Industry reps at the SCTP National Championships July 13-20 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio!

“We are humbled by Browning’s continued support, sponsorship and confidence in SCTP maintaining the best youth shooting program in the world,” said Tom Wondrash, National Director for the SCTP. “Browning and SCTP strive to find ways to support our teams, athletes and families. We are very thankful for companies like Browning who share this same dream and understand the importance of youth involvement in the shooting sports!”

2018 Nationals Gun Winners

The 2018 Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program National championships had many winners, both on and off the range! A total of 70 firearms were awarded during nationals and below are some of the highlights. Congratulations to everyone who participated and supported the SCTP and SASP! Browning 725 Winner  – Larry Cooper, Tennessee This raffle supported the Browning scholarship winner, Eric Long, Jr. who earned the $6,450 college scholarship. Blaser F16 Winner – Mike King, Ohio The Blaser F16 raffle supports SCTP scholarship recipients and the SCTP! Beretta 960 Winner - Sue Tucker, Michigan SKB 90TSS Trap Combo - Victoria Merrit, Kentucky CZ-USA All American Trap - David Rivers, Tennessee Browning BT-99 Midway Edition - Lori Batcheldor, Illinois This gun was drawn from those who joined or renewed with a SSSF Supporting Membership during Nationals Week! Kolar Low Max Gun Winner – Wayne Werner, Iowa This raffle supported SCTP teams across the country with the opportunity for teams to earn additional funds to their Team Endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation based on total team ticket sales. Here are the top teams earning MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Funds via the Kolar raffle: $8,000 – 1st place – BHS Demons (WI) – 617 tickets $7,000 – 2nd place – St. Charles Shot Crew (IL) – 500 tickets $6,000 – 3rd Place – Ida County (IA) – 479 tickets $5,000 – 4th Place – Allen Eagles (TX) – 400 tickets $4,000 – 5th Place – Mid Carolina Young Guns (SC) – 310 tickets

Eric Long, Jr. Wins 2018 Browning Scholarship

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Browning are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Browning Scholarship earned at the National Championships in Marengo, Ohio.  Now in its third year, the scholarship opportunity is open to all high school competitors in the 16-yard trap singles competition who are shooting a Browning shotgun and registered for the scholarship opportunity. Eric Long, Jr. (Davenport, IA) bested 216 other shooters firing Brownings and tied with last year's Browning scholarship winner, Woodrow Glazer (New Prauge, MN) shooting an impressive 199x200 and winning the tie with a reverse long run of 187 straight.  Long shot the trap singles event with his Browning 725 un-single and also shot skeet and sporting clays events with a Browning Special Sporting. Long is a member of the North Scott Trap Team with many of his teammates also shooting 725s. Browning provided the scholarship in the amount of $6,450 based off the proceeds of a raffle for a Browning 725 conducted at the national tournament. “I've been shooting Browning's since my 8th grade year so I really appreciate Browning sponsoring the high gun scholarship at the SCTP Nationals” said Long. “This scholarship is a huge assistance for my family and I and will help me continue my education and shooting career at Iowa Central.” Long will be attending Iowa Central Community College this fall studying criminal justice with plans for a law enforcement career. Long will also be a member of the shooting team at Iowa Central. The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation has awarded over $83,000 in college scholarships previously this year.

Browning Renews as SCTP Platinum Sponsor

The Scholastic Clay Target Program would like to thank Browning yet again for their continued sponsorship, support and trust in our national youth shooting program and staff! The Browning Brand has come to represent “The Best There Is” in firearms and outdoor products, each year adding new innovations, launching new products, and doing more for our customers – essentially just following the great tradition of innovation started by John Browning. “The SCTP is one of the great organizations that we’re honored to support each year,” said Rafe Nielsen, Browning’s communications manager in marketing. “The work they do to develop youth shooting is second to none. Their commitment to healthy competition, developing advanced shooters, and bringing new shooters to the sport is vital to keeping the shooting sports strong. We’re proud to be sponsors and look forward to a great 2018 with them. The future looks bright for our legendary brand. With Browning playing a strong role in the firearms market over the years, we now are a dominant player in social media, with hundreds of thousands being influence by our Instagram and Twitter feeds, and with our industry best 2.3 million Facebook followers." “We are very humbled by Browning’s support, sponsorship and confidence in SCTP maintaining one of the best youth shooting program in the world,” said Tom Wondrash, National Director for the SCTP. “Browning and SCTP strive to find ways to support our teams, athletes and families. We are very thankful for companies like Browning who share this same dream and understand the importance of youth involvement in the shooting sports!” If you are interested in supporting youth shooting programs with a donation or sponsorship, please view our SCTP 2018 media guide or contact the SCTP or Tom Wondrash at twondrash@sssfonline.com

Buy a New Browning Firearm, Get Cash Back

Browning is proud to support young shooters who are part of organized shooting groups with special deals on many Browning products -- the products used in many youth shooting competitions and groups. See the flyer for details on how to get these rebates on these Browning rifles and shotguns: 
  • BT-99 SHOTGUNS -- $100
  • MAXUS SHOTGUNS -- $100
  • SILVER SHOTGUNS -- $75
  • BPS SHOTGUNS -- $50
  • A5 SHOTGUNS -- $100
  • T-BOLT & BL-22 RIFLES -- $50
Offer available in the U.S. only.

SSSF Completes 2017 Scholarship Cycle

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) recently completed its 2017 scholarship program awarding $99,600 to deserving athletes involved in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). Scholarships benefited 109 SCTP athletes and 7 SASP athletes from 24 different states who are heading for higher education. Athletes graduating from high school and enrolling in college  were eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships. Awards are based on SCTP/SASP participation, academics, need, essays and other factors. Scholarships were funded by generous shooting industry sponsors and partners including the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA)/National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) as well as supporters and donors who provide support to national SCTP fundraising banquets. Additional scholarships for the SCTP were awarded thanks to special support from Browning and the National Rifle Association (NRA). From 2013 through its 2017 distributions, SSSF has awarded over $300,000 in scholarship funds benefiting over 300 student athletes from 39 different states in the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting programs. Watch for details on the 2018 scholarship program on www.sssfonline.org in early March, 2018.  

2017 Nationals Gun Raffle Winners

The 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program National championships had many winners, both on and off the range! A total of 67 firearms were awarded during nationals and below are some of the highlights. Congratulations to everyone who participated and supported the SCTP and SASP! Browning X-Bolt White Gold Winner  – Nichole Baumann, Saukville WI This raffle supported the Browning scholarship winner, Woodrow Glazer who earned the $6,600 college scholarship. Blaser F16 Winner at Nationals – Bruce McGaha, Clarksville TN The Blaser F16 raffle supports SCTP scholarship recipients and the SCTP! Kolar Gun Winner – Connie Hobbs, Florida This raffle supported SCTP teams across the country with the opportunity for teams to earn additional funds to their Team Endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation. Here are the top teams earning MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Funds via the Kolar raffle: $8,000 - 1st place - BHS Demons, WI (803 tickets sold) $7,000 - 2nd place - Young Guns @ Quail Creek, FL (632 tickets sold) $6,000 - 3rd Place - Hillsdale College, MI (600 tickets sold) $5,000 - 4th Place - Ben Avery Clay Crushers, AZ (440 tickets sold) $4,000 - 5th Place - Central Falcons, WI (420 tickets sold) SASP National Raffle Winners Dan Wesson Pointman Nine -  Martin Lowery, OH Sig Sauer 1911 -  Jim Koetting, MO Mossberg MMR Tactical - Barbara Seevers, MO Browning 1911 - Cathi Selden, TN Taurus - PT 111 - Ed Gaines, OH Here are the top teams earning MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Funds via the SASP raffle: $5000 - Three way tie for 1st Place Team Loco Motion, VA Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports, WI Buckeye Bullet Busters, OH $2,000 - 4th Place Arnold Junior Shooters, MO $1000.00 - 5th Place Ross County Steel Ringers, OH
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