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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.

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

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

Win a Browning Citori in MidwayUSA Foundation Raffle

Browning CitoriFor a $50 donation that supports youth shooting sports, you can have a 1-in-500 chance of winning a Browning Citori 725 Sporting Grade V shotgun. The MidwayUSA Foundation is sponsoring a raffle for the shotgun, donated by Browning, and will sell only 500 tickets.

Each ticket purchase will support the MidwayUSA Foundation, which supports SSSF teams. Donations will not be designated for a particular team but will go to the general fund. There is no limit to the number of $50 tickets you can buy to increase your chances of winning. The winner will be announced once all 500 tickets are sold. Just head to midwayusafoundation.org/citori.

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