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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 NameStateSSSF Team IDTotal Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting ClubOhio614$54,321.00
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona1070$31,310.00
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa54$20,460.00
Ballard Clay BombersIowa172$13,100.00
Williams County Target BustersOhio1276$11,510.00
North Scott Trap TeamIowa119$11,120.00

Most Unique Donors

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDUnique Donors
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona107030
North Scott Trap TeamIowa11917
Williams County Target BustersOhio127617
Ballard Clay BombersIowa1729
Manitowoc Gun Club BirdbustersWisconsin9259
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa548


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 NameStateSSSF Team IDTotal Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting ClubOhio614$54,321.00
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona1070$30,385.00
Ballard Clay BombersIowa172$12,800.00
North Scott Trap TeamIowa119$10,545.00
Williams County Target BustersOhio1276$10,010.00
Gateway ClaybustersMissouri789$10,000.00
Union Grove Broncos Shooting ClubWisconsin1216$10,000.00

Most Unique Donors

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDNumber of Donors
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona107020
North Scott Trap TeamIowa11910
Manitowoc Gun Club BirdbustersWisconsin9259
Rhinelander High School Trap TeamWisconsin21666
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa546
University of Arizona WildGatsArizona16924
Ballard Clay BombersIowa1724


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 NameStateSSSF Team IDTotal Donations
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona1070$30,270.00
Ballard Clay BombersIowa172$12,500.00
Williams County Target BustersOhio1276$10,010.00
Gateway ClaybustersMissouri789$10,000.00
Union Grove Broncos Shooting ClubWisconsin1216$10,000.00
Rhinelander High School Trap TeamWisconsin2166$6,050.00

Most Unique Donors

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDNumber of Donors
North Scott Trap TeamIowa1196
Rhinelander High School Trap TeamWisconsin21665
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona10703
Manitowoc Gun Club BirdbustersWisconsin9252
University of Arizona WildGatsArizona16922
Williams County Target BustersOhio12762

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 SASP Ohio Regional Results

The 2018 Ohio Regional was a great event.  Although it got a little chilly and was rainy we had great turnout and athletes got an opportunity to compete at the Cardinal Center on the same bays we use at Nationals.  We had 85 athletes and 230 entries.  13 teams from 5 states with 4 college teams competing.

Congratulations to the Junior Spartans, Pistol Prodigies, Ohio Steel Stingers, The Ross County Steel Ringers, Lake Country Action Shooters, Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports, Michigan state University, Hillsdale College Action Shooting Sports, Concordia University Wisconsin, and Bethel University for all bringing home the gold with first place finishes.  Congratulations to all the athletes, Safety Officers and teams that braved the cold and rain to compete.

2018 SASP OHIO FALL REGIONAL RESULTS

Intermediate Rimfire pistol

  1. Junior Spartans
  2. Pistol Prodigies
  3. Ohio Steel Stingers

Intermediate Optics Rifle

  1. Pistol Prodigies

Intermediate Iron Rifle

  1. Ohio Steel Stingers
  2. Pistol Prodigies

Senior Rimfire Pistol

  1. The Ross County Steel Ringers
  2. Ohio Steel Stingers

Senior Centerfire Pistol

  1. Lake Country Action Shooters
  2. Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports

Senior 1911

  1. Lake Country Action Shooters
  2. Ozaukee Scholastics shooting Sports

Senior Optics Rifle

  1. Lake Country Action Shooters
  2. Ozaukee Scholastics shooting Sports
  3. The Ross County Steel Ringers

Senior Iron Rifle

  1. Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports
  2. Ohio Steel Stingers
  3. The Ross County Steel Ringers

Senior Optics Rifle

  1. Lake Country Action Shooters
  2. Ozaukee Scholastics Shooting Sports
  3. The Ross County Steel Ringers

Non-Collegiate Open Optics Rifle

  1. Ohio Steel Stingers

Non-Collegiate Open PCC

  1. Ohio Steel Stingers

Collegiate Rimfire Pistol

  1. Michigan State University 1
  2. Michigan State University 2

Collegiate Centerfire Pistol

  1. Hillsdale College Action Shooting Sports
  2. Concordia University Wisconsin

Collegiate 1911

  1. Hillsdale College Action Shooting Sports

Collegiate Optics Rifle

  1. Hillsdale College Action Shooting Sports
  2. Concordia University Wisconsin

Collegiate Iron Rifle

  1. Concordia University Wisconsin
  2. Hillsdale College Action Shooting Sports

Collegiate PCC

  1. Concordia University Wisconsin

Collegiate Open Rimfire Pistol

  1. Bethel University

Collegiate Open Centerfire Pistol

  1. Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports
  2. Concordia University Wisconsin

Collegiate Open 1911

  1. Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports

Collegiate Open Optics Rifle

  1. Concordia University Wisconsin
  2. Bethel University

Collegiate Open Iron Rifle

  1. Concordia University Wisconsin
  2. Bethel University

Collegiate Open PCC

  1. Concordia University Wisconsin
  2. Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting Sports
  3. Bethel University

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

Nominate Your Shooting Coach for a Double-Goal Coach® Award

Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award is given to youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

The 50 national award winners will receive $200; a certificate; recognition on PCA’s website, newsletters and media campaigns; and 2 tickets to the 2019 National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit sponsored by Deloitte ($500 value). Select winners will be selected to participate in a panel discussion during the event and will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend.

Nominations will close on November 30, 2018. Finalists will be announced in early 2019. Winners will be announced in Spring 2019.

Criteria

Nominees are assessed on the extent to which they reflect the model of a Double-Goal Coach, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. A Double-Goal Coach behaves as follows:

• Takes a mastery approach to sport rather than a scoreboard orientation, teaching athletes to put forward maximum effort, continuously learn and improve, and not let themselves be stopped by mistakes or fear of mistakes.

• Fills Emotional Tanks of athletes, refusing to motivate through fear, intimidation, or shame. Recognizing that a player’s “Emotional Tank,” like the gas tank of a car, must be full in order to go anywhere, the Double-Goal Coach provides a fuel mixed of five specific, truthful praises for every specific, constructive correction.

• Honors the Game by respecting ROOTS (Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, Self).

Selection Process

The Double-Goal Coach® Award Selection Committee will select Chapter Winners/National Finalists for the Double-Goal Coach® Award in early/mid February 2019.  Fifty National Winners will be announced in March 2019.

Go to the PCA website for complete details and to nominate your shooting coach!

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. has been a partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance for several years by providing the Double Goal Coach®: Coaching For Winning and Life Lessons on a complimentary basis to all new Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program coaches. The course equips shooting coaches with the information and tools to develop young athletes in a positive, caring fashion. The SSSF also offers discounted courses through PCA for parents and athletes.

Positive Coaching Alliance Offers Discounted Workshops to Parents and Athletes

Thanks to Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation’s national partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance– a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through youth and high school sports – you as a parent or athlete are eligible for a 30% discount on an online PCA course when using the SSSF promotion codes provided below after adding the course to your cart.

Positive Coaching Alliance resources provide the information and inspiration to train and develop:

  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.

“The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. has been a partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance for several years by providing the Double Goal Coaches course to all new Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program coaches,” Ben Berka, SSSF president and executive director, said. “We are pleased to now be able to offer discounted Positive Coaching Alliance courses specific for parents and athletes to further instill a positive sports culture in our SCTP and SASP teams.”

To register for the Second-Goal Parent® course:

  1. Go to http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Store/Courses/Second-Goal-Parent and click “Add to Cart.”
  2. Enter your promotion code ScholasticSportsSGP28 under the zip/postal code section and click “Apply.”
  3. Once you have completed the payment, you will receive a confirmation email that will direct you to the Second –Goal Parent® course.

To register for the Triple-Impact Competitor® course:

  1. Go to http://shopping.positivecoach.org/Store/Courses/Triple-Impact-Competitor and click “Add to Cart.”
  2. Enter your promotion code ScholasticSportsTIC28 under the zip/postal code section and click “Apply.”
  3. Once you have completed the payment, you will receive a confirmation email that will direct you to the Triple-Impact Competitor® course.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. has been a partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance for several years by providing the Double Goal Coach®: Coaching For Winning and Life Lessons on a complimentary basis to all new Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program coaches. The course equips shooting coaches with the information and tools to develop young athletes in a positive, caring fashion.

GLOCK Continues Support of Scholastic Action Shooting Program

Scholastic Action Shooting Program founding sponsor GLOCK, Inc. presented the Scholastic Action Shooting Program a check for $25,000.00 at the 2018 SASP National’s Competition at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

Ed Fitzgerald, GLOCK Advertising Manager and Vice Chairman of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Board of Directors was on hand to present the check. “GLOCK has been an active sponsor/partner of the SASP program since the beginning” stated Fitzgerald. “GLOCK believes strongly that the attributes of responsibility, teamwork, integrity and discipline learned by youth shooters are the ingredients to the development of our next generation of responsible citizens.”

Receiving the check was Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Director Rick Leach and several SASP team competitors. “We are so grateful to have GLOCK as an integral part of the past, present, and future of the SASP program” stated Leach. “GLOCK is a great brand and a great company with leadership and employees dedicated to the development of the next generation of shooting sports enthusiasts. On behalf of everyone involved with the Scholastic Action Shooting Program, and the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation, our sincere Thank you” to GLOCK for their continued support.

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