Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Donates $246,500 to MidwayUSA Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) made a $246,500 donation to the MidwayUSA Foundation. SSSF has funded accounts for 273 teams in 40 states this year. The purpose of the MidwayUSA Foundation program is to provide sustained financial support for youth shooting teams.
Last week, the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) made a donation of $246,500 to the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. The funds were deposited into the endowment accounts of 75 member teams of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) representing 26 states.
Teams earned the money through participation in recent SCTP and SPP regional shoots. Of the total contribution, $216,500 was deposited into SCTP teams' accounts and $30,000 went to SPP teams' accounts.
Last week's donation brought SSSF's total MidwayUSA Foundation contributions for 2014 to $1,751,645. SSSF has funded accounts for 273 teams in 40 states this year.
The purpose of the MidwayUSA Foundation endowment program is to provide sustained financial support for youth shooting teams. Teams with an endowment account are able to draw a grant each year to use for team expenses. SSSF regularly makes endowment funds available for SCTP and SPP events and contributes them to participating teams' endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation. Since 2011, SSSF has donated funding to several hundred team endowment accounts across 48 states.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) across the United States. SCTP and SPP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SPP and became the managing foundation of both programs.
For more information about SSSF, visit www.sssfonline.org.