2023 SASP Nationals Raffle Winners


B. Dyson, OK – SK ARMS VA The Lost State of Jacinto

M. Lowe, NC- RUGER PC Carbine accessorized by TANDEMKROSS

W. Neilson, SC – MOSSBERG MVP 6.5 Creedmoor

A. Kopstein, BROWNING 1911 .380 Medallion Pro

R. Moen, SC – GLOCK Gen 5 G34 customized by Agency Arms

T. Ramey, SC – CZ-USA Bobwhite G2 20 gauge side by side

Congratulations to our top 3 selling teams:

  1. South Texas Shooters – 350 tickets
  2. Boone-Hartford Hot Shots – 258 tickets
  3. Palmetto Gun Club Jr Shooters – 249 tickets

These teams win one of the following prizes, with South Texas Shooters having first choice at the following:

  • Tanfolglio Defiant Force ESSE 9mm
  • Beretta APX AI Carry 9mm
  • Ruger PC Carbine

Teams can use their prize to raise additional money for their team if they wish!

2022 Action College Nationals + Talladega Regional

The Talladega Regional will be returning to the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park March 11-13th, alongside the 2022 SASP College Nationals (Action Shooting)! Junior athletes will be able to interact and network with college teams. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Registration opens Monday, January 31st at 12:00PM CST.

To help the match run smoothly, we are seeking volunteers as safety officers and scorekeepers. SASP coaches or other team support are welcome to donate time to work part of the match, if your team’s schedule allows. To thank our volunteers, we will be having a volunteer raffle which includes several guns! For more info and volunteer schedule: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b45abab2ba0fb6-2022

2021 Ruger Auctions Raise Over $31,000 For SASP

In an incredible act of supporting youth shooting sports, Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has again auctioned off rare, hard to find models, with all proceeds benefiting the SASP.

The first auction for the year kicked off in early September, with new items introduced each week through January 12th, 2022. These auctions renew youth shooting sports in the new year, increasing funds raised through last year’s Ruger auctions by nearly $5,000.

In benefit of the SASP, a Hawkeye Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor used by Ruger CEO 

One of the larger fundraising items was a very special firearm from Ruger: a Hawkeye Predator used by Ruger CEO Mike Fifer.Mr. Fifer took this rifle out on a hunt for Musk Ox and the entire hunt was documented in an included photo book. Incredible gestures like this from the industry signals the strength of the program and youth shooting sports as a whole.

SASP RARE RUGER AUCTION: No. 1 Rifle- .450 Bushmaster

The SASP’s Founding Partner Sponsor, Ruger has been dedicated in their support of our program for over five years and has graciously included the SASP as a beneficiary of Ruger Auctions. Each week from September through December will feature a new Ruger Auctions, with all proceeds being donated in benefit of the SASP!

This week’s auction item is a Ruger® No. 1 Medium Sporter, single-shot rifle in .450 Bushmaster. The serial number is 134-51031, and Ruger’s records reflect this rifle was roll marked August 14, 2017. This rifle is likely a limited production distributor exclusive as this model is not listed in the Ruger Firearms catalogs for that time period. 


Lodging For Nationals

Updated 06/14

Best Western Executive Inn – “Located in Mount Gilead OH – the closest & cleanest hotel from the cardinal center. We do have rooms available for this event and as we partner with Cardinal shooting center we do offer 20% discount when you directly book the room with us. Please call us at 419-768-2378”

Guests of the Cardinal Center receive an exclusive 15% discount while staying at Residence Inn & Staybridge Suites of Polaris, OH.

Guests of the Cardinal Center receive an exclusive discount while staying at The Quality Inn & The Comfort Inn Splash Harbor of Bellville, OH. When booking your rooms, please select the LCARDD rate to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

TRUGLO Returns To Sponsor Scholastic Action Shooting Program

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GSM Outdoor brand, TRUGLO has returned as a Silver-level Sponsor of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) for 2021. 

“TRUGLO is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF)! We will continue to support this wonderful organization and their goals to provide shooting-sports education to our nation’s youth for many years to come.” – Tiffani Hogan, Marketing Director of GSM Outdoors

“We are thrilled to have TRUGLO as a renewed sponsor of the program for 2021,” said Rick Leach, SASP National Director. “We regularly see our athletes using TRUGLO sights and optics on their equipment. We are fortunate to have such widespread industry support, especially from those whose products are being used on the range by our teams throughout the country.”

How to start a youth shooting sports team

1. A motivated adult.

The person that will lead the team.
They will ensure the paperwork is done and the fees are paid.
The schedules are made for practices and coach training.
Will it be a precision shooting team or an action shooting team? Or both?
Develop a fundraising plan including; grants are written and submitted to Friends of NRA and other local financial resources, the Midway Foundation account has been opened and is active.

2. A place to shoot.

Where will practices will be held?
How much support can you expect from your club or school? Do they have money to contribute?
Do they have equipment to loan?
What are the limitations or conflicts you could have with your host facility?

3. Kids are the heart of the program.

Recruiting. How will you recruit new athletes?
You will have athletes on the team for 2 to 6 years before they age out, move or graduate.
Athletes can begin in Grades 5 and below, through college.

ADVANTAGES to our program:

When dealing with school boards, local clubs or game and fish agencies, a BIG part of their decision is Risk Management! Our program provides $10,000,000 of primary coverage for all athletes, coaches and the facilities for all registered athletes and coaches. This costs $25 / athlete and $35 / coach. The low cost of the premiums demonstrates the low risk of the program.

We have over 300 teams across 41 states.
We offer comprehensive coach training, accessible primarily online that is available 24/7/365.
We include the insurance coverage to registered teams.
Our program sponsors offer equipment discounts.
We have 4 Nationals, 5 Regionals, and 30 State matches planned for this year.
We are the official feeder program to USA Shooting, providing a path to achieving Olympic dreams

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


August 2, 2019 – By SASP Staff

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.

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