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MidwayUSA Foundation Now Accepting Cash Grant Applications

Columbia, MO – The MidwayUSA Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from shooting teams in their Team Endowment Program. Any youth shooting team with a balance in their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment that did not apply in June 2019 is eligible to apply for a cash grant. Applicants must complete the MidwayUSA Foundation grant application, found at midwayusafoundation.org/teamgrants and submit it by December 15th.

Teams are eligible to apply for a cash grant, every year. Youth shooting teams can receive 5% of their endowment balance to use for shooting team expenses, such as ammunition, travel, entry fees, uniforms, targets, and more. The December 2019 cycle has over 2,250 teams eligible, and a potential payout of about $4.3 million.

In their last grant cycle, the MidwayUSA Foundation paid $1.7 million in grants to 521 youth shooting teams. Each year the number of grant applications submitted has increased. Ideally, every shooting team with an endowment will receive a grant each year. If you need assistance or have questions about eligibility, you can email grants@midwayusafoundation.org.

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charity, founded by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing permanent, long term endowment funding to over 2,700 youth shooting teams.

For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. and its Team Endowment Program, please visit midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.

Membership Renewals and Registration Reminders for New Competition Season

Greetings SCTP and SASP Coaches, As a reminder, September 1st marks the beginning of a new season with the Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Programs. Membership renewals for coaches and athletes are required to retain member benefits including liability insurance, use of the SSSF SHOT system and eligibility to participate in all of the great SCTP and SASP events at the local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, membership is required to take full advantage of all of the SCTP/SASP deals and promotions and fundraisers as well as camp opportunities, scholarships and the All Scholastic Team. NOTE: If starting a new team, the head coach and/or team administrator should initiate these steps. In most cases the head coach/team administrator will also coordinate registration for all members of their local team. New teams are encouraged to watch our video tutorial on how to register. Requirements for team and volunteer registration are as follows:
  1. Login to the SHOT System to create your new team and register your first coach.
  2. Create (new teams) or update (returning teams) your information on the SHOT System. See video tutorial for more information.
  3. Additional coaches / volunteers must be added through an invitation process in the SHOT System. Please watch our video tutorial on how to add a new coach or volunteer to your team.
  4. Pay your $35 registration fee for each volunteer. Fees can be paid online through the SHOT system individually or in bulk.
  5. Ensure your background check is current (a new check is required every two years) by logging into the SHOT system to verify the last date approved.
  6. Take the Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coaches Course if you have not done so previously. There is no cost for the course when using the SSSF-provided voucher code. Volunteers must take this course only one time.
Requirement for registration of all athletes are as follows:
  1. Complete and return a 2019/2020 athlete consent/waiver form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete. Head coaches must keep a copy of the signed form and return the original to the program office listed on the form.
  2. Complete and retain the 2019/2020 Sportsmanship Contract form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete.
  3. Complete and retain the 2019/2020 Medical Consent form for SCTP and/or SASP for each athlete.
  4. Update the athlete information pages in the SHOT system. Ensure all contact information is correct and update the School Class and Classification information for each athlete.
  5. Pay the $25 athlete registration fee for each athlete. Fees can be paid online through the SHOT system individually or in bulk.
  6. Join and/or renew memberships with the National Governing Bodies (NGB) for skeet (NSSA), sporting clays (NSCA) and / or trap (ATA). NGB membership is a requirement to participate in SCTP state, regional and national championship events. PLEASE join or renew through the SHOT system as a portion of the membership fees sold through the SHOT system are retained for the SCTP Scholarship Program.
Thank you for your participation in the SCTP and SASP! If you have any questions on the registration process please contact your state advisor, regional program representative or national program staff member. Be safe, have fun and enjoy another great season! Sincerely, Your Scholastic Action Shooting and Scholastic Clay Target Program Staff

Shirts and Logos.com Announces 2019 Donations to the SCTP Scholarship Program

SCTP Official Sublimated Team Shirt Sponsor Shirts and Logos.com, a long time supplier of high quality Team shirts to SCTP Teams across the country has announced a new program for 2019 to directly benefit the SCTP Scholarship Program. Beginning with the first team shirts ordered on January 1, 2019, Shirts and Logos.com will be donating 10% of each order it receives from SCTP teams to the SCTP Scholarship Program. Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director said “we are delighted to have our long time and trusted team shirt supplier Shirts and Logos.com step up and commit this level of support to the SCTP Scholarship Program. Shirts and Logo’s.com has been providing creative team graphics on high quality shirts since their first order for my high school team years ago.” Shirts & Logo’s currently provide the SCTP with the JODC sublimated dye shirts as well as the “All State Team” shirts. They will help your team design a shirt specifically for you! Let their team of highly talented designers go to work for you and turn out some shirts your team will be proud to wear. All while a portion of those proceeds help build the Scholarship fund for our graduating seniors! For more information, check out the Shirts and Logo’s.com website, www.shirtsandlogos.com or call 414.727.0415 and ask for Joe James.

2018 Vision 20/20 Final Results

A big thanks goes out to all of the teams and donors who participated in the 2018 Vision 20/20 campaign! With your help we have raised $259,588!! Total impact for the campaign amounts to almost $130,000 in cash grants going to Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program teams along with over $350,000 in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account benefit! Congratulations to the teams that worked hard to compete in our team endowment bonus fund competitions. There were two team competitions with $30,000 each in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding up for grabs as follows:
  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.
Top team in each category receives $10,000, 2nd gets $8,000, 3rd gets $5,000, 4th gets, $3,000, 5th gets $2,500 and 6th receives $1,500.
Here are the final team standings for each competition: Most Dollars Raised
Team Name State Team ID Total Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club Ohio 614 $54,321.00
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 $31,843.00
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap Team Iowa 54 $22,500.00
Waterford Wolverine Shooting Team Wisconsin 1254 $22,305.00
Ballard Clay Bombers Iowa 172 $16,505.00
North Scott Trap Team Iowa 119 $16,104.00
Most Unique Donors
Team Name State Team ID Unique Donors
Waterford Wolverine Shooting Team Wisconsin 1254 142
Central Arizona Target Shooters Arizona 646 88
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 87
Ballard Clay Bombers Iowa 172 77
Williams County Target Busters Ohio 1276 60
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap Team Iowa 54 55
Thanks again to all of the teams who participated and to the generous donors who supported them! If you did not participate in 2018, make plans to participate in the 2019 campaign starting in October.

Three weeks left for Vision 20/20! Team competitions close!

With just three weeks to go, the 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign team competitions for $60,000 in BONUS MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding continue to be close. Tax-deductible donations in any amount can help determine which teams receive bonus funding so donate to your favorite team today and tell others to do the same! There are two team competitions that continue through 12/31/18 with $30,000 each in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding up for grabs as follows:
  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.
Here are the current team standings for each competition: Most Dollars Raised
Team Name State SSSF Team ID Total Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club Ohio 614 $54,321.00
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 $31,370.00
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap Team Iowa 54 $20,530.00
Waterford Wolverine Shooting Team Wisconsin 1254 $20,325.00
Ballard Clay Bombers Iowa 172 $13,485.00
Williams County Target Busters Ohio 1276 $11,660.00
Most Unique Donors
Team Name State SSSF Team ID Unique Donors
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 33
North Scott Trap Team Iowa 119 24
Williams County Target Busters Ohio 1276 20
Ballard Clay Bombers Iowa 172 17
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap Team Iowa 54 11
Manitowoc Gun Club Birdbusters Wisconsin 925 11
The 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign fundraising goal has been exceeded with over $230,000 raised! While SSSF match funding has been exhausted, there is still $60,000 up for grabs in BONUS MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding for team donations received before January 1st! Every donation counts! Visit our Vision 20/20 page for more information, to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite team or how to get your team started in the campaign!

Vision 20/20 Goal Exceeded, Team Competitions Continue to Year End

The 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign fundraising goal has been exceeded thanks in part to tremendous team participation and donor support on #GivingTuesday! While SSSF match funding has been exhausted, there is still $60,000 up for grabs in BONUS MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding for team donations received before January 1st! The Vision 20/20 campaign received 59 donations totaling over $30,500 on #GivingTuesday with several teams reaching out to unique donors. There are two team competitions that continue through 12/31/18 with $30,000 each in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding up for grabs as follows:
  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.
Here are the current team standings for each competition: Most Dollars Raised
Team Name State SSSF Team ID Total Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club Ohio 614 $54,321.00
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 $31,310.00
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap Team Iowa 54 $20,460.00
Ballard Clay Bombers Iowa 172 $13,100.00
Williams County Target Busters Ohio 1276 $11,510.00
North Scott Trap Team Iowa 119 $11,120.00
Most Unique Donors
Team Name State SSSF Team ID Unique Donors
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 30
North Scott Trap Team Iowa 119 17
Williams County Target Busters Ohio 1276 17
Ballard Clay Bombers Iowa 172 9
Manitowoc Gun Club Birdbusters Wisconsin 925 9
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap Team Iowa 54 8
Visit our Vision 20/20 page for more information, to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite team or how to get your team started in the campaign!

Get the Last SSSF Match Funding through Vision 20/20

The 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign fundraising goal is in sight! Get in on the last of the SSSF provided match funding while it lasts and support your team cash needs now and in the future! SSSF match funding will be available until we meet our $175,000 fundraising goal and the team competitions for $60,000 of additional, bonus MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding continue through December 31!
  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.
Current standings for each competition are as follows: Most Dollars Raised
Team Name State SSSF Team ID Total Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting Club Ohio 614 $54,321.00
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 $30,385.00
Ballard Clay Bombers Iowa 172 $12,800.00
North Scott Trap Team Iowa 119 $10,545.00
Williams County Target Busters Ohio 1276 $10,010.00
Gateway Claybusters Missouri 789 $10,000.00
Union Grove Broncos Shooting Club Wisconsin 1216 $10,000.00
Most Unique Donors
Team Name State SSSF Team ID Number of Donors
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 20
North Scott Trap Team Iowa 119 10
Manitowoc Gun Club Birdbusters Wisconsin 925 9
Rhinelander High School Trap Team Wisconsin 2166 6
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap Team Iowa 54 6
University of Arizona WildGats Arizona 1692 4
Ballard Clay Bombers Iowa 172 4
Visit our Vision 20/20 page to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite team or how to get your team started in the campaign!

Support Your Local Shooting Team on Giving Tuesday!

Support your local shooting team on #GivingTuesday by making a tax-deductible donation to the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation's Vision 20/20 campaign! Your donation on #GivingTuesday will support the immediate, cash needs of your favorite team AND will grow the team's endowment account at the MidwayUSA Foundation! Teams also have the chance to earn up to $20,000 in BONUS team endowment funding based on the number of donors and the total amount of donations received before year end. Every donation counts! All donations support your favorite team and all donors contributing $100 or more will receive this Browning 2-knife set

Lookup your favorite team here and make a tax-deductible donation on #GivingTuesday!

About #GivingTuesday The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 27, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Vision 20/20 Reaches Halfway Point

The 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign is approaching the halfway point and many teams are taking advantage of this great opportunity to provide immediate cash needs for next season and future support via MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account growth! The campaign runs through December 31, 2018. SSSF match funding will be available until we meet our $175,000 fundraising goal and teams are competing for $60,000 of additional, bonus team endowment funding through two competitions:
  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.
Current standings for each competition are as follows: Most Dollars Raised
Team Name State SSSF Team ID Total Donations
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 $30,270.00
Ballard Clay Bombers Iowa 172 $12,500.00
Williams County Target Busters Ohio 1276 $10,010.00
Gateway Claybusters Missouri 789 $10,000.00
Union Grove Broncos Shooting Club Wisconsin 1216 $10,000.00
Rhinelander High School Trap Team Wisconsin 2166 $6,050.00
Most Unique Donors
Team Name State SSSF Team ID Number of Donors
North Scott Trap Team Iowa 119 6
Rhinelander High School Trap Team Wisconsin 2166 5
Rio Salado Target Terminators Arizona 1070 3
Manitowoc Gun Club Birdbusters Wisconsin 925 2
University of Arizona WildGats Arizona 1692 2
Williams County Target Busters Ohio 1276 2
Visit our Vision 20/20 page to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite team or how to get your team started in the campaign!

2018 Vision 20/20 Campaign Underway

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. 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 Vision 20/20 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.

Where does my donation go? Your donation benefits the Scholastic Clay Target or Scholastic Action Shooting Program team you specify and the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. For example, you make a $100 tax-deductible donation  to support your favorite team, the Clay Blasters. The Clay Blasters will receive the following:
  • $50 as a cash grant from SSSF paid to the Clay Blasters in January, 2019 for the upcoming season's needs
  • $25 is sent from SSSF to the Clay Blasters team endowment account held at the MidwayUSA Foundation to support the team forever.
    • MATCH FUNDING: MidwayUSA Foundation will match the $25 at their current program rate to the Clay Blasters' team endowment account.*
    • MATCH FUNDING: Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation will add $125 to the Clay Blasters' team endowment account.*
      • *Match funding is possible because of the generous donations from Larry and Brenda Potterfield.
      • *SSSF match funding is limited to the first $175,000 raised in the campaign.
  • $25 is retained by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation to start new Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program teams where none currently exist.
The total team benefit to the Clay Blasters for your $100 donation is over $200

Download our calculator to see how your tax-deductible donation will make a difference or to set your team fundraising goal!

Lookup a team ID to direct a donation to your favorite team!

Your gift continues to support the team forever... The Clay Blasters can apply for 5% of their team account balance through a MidwayUSA Foundation grant every year, forever! That's over $7.50 in cash grant funding, every year, forever for your $100 donation! Donate $100+ get this Browning Knife Set All donors making donations of $100 or more will receive this limited edition Browning knife set in a commemorative tin (a $40 value).

How does my local shooting team get involved in this campaign? Only active Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program Teams are eligible to participate in the Vision 20/20 campaign. Getting your team involved is simple and involves the following steps:
  1. Complete and return the 2018 Vision 20/20 agreement and W-9.
  2. Open your team endowment account at the MidwayUSA Foundation if you have not done so already.
  3. Raise funds however your team deems most effective. This could include sending in funds from current or previous local fundraising efforts, soliciting donations with an email invitation via your team network of coaches and parents, asking local donors and/or advertising on social media.
  4. Submit donations to SSSF either securely online or via the print-and-mail form prior to January 1, 2019. Be sure to include your SSSF team ID on ALL donations so the donations can be allocated correctly. SSSF will provide you with periodic updates about donations received for your team.
Bonus Funding Opportunity All teams participating in the Vision 20/20 campaign will have the opportunity to win BONUS team endowment funds! There are two competitions taking place:
  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.
For each competition, teams will be awarded team endowment funding to their MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account as follows:
  1. $10,000
  2. $8,000
  3. $5,000
  4. $3,000
  5. $2,500
  6. $1,500
Questions? Please Contact Us! Ben Berka SSSF President and Executive Director bberka@sssfonline.com 515-201-8395
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