The Scholastic Pistol Program has a new State Advisor in Massachusetts to coordinate SPP activities and events there. The Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) will fill the role of State Advisor, giving the SPP an entire organization of “boots on the ground” to form new clubs, host events, and promote the program in Massachusetts. GOAL is the state’s NRA affiliate organization that promotes both political and sporting efforts there.
“GOAL members worked very, very hard this past legislative session to change the Massachusetts law regarding minors and handguns,” said Jon Green, Director of Education and Training for GOAL. “We are all so happy that we were successful. GOAL can now get behind this fantastic shooting sport known as the Scholastic Pistol Program and help to share gun safety, sportsmanship, and the Second Amendment with our young people.”
State Advisors play a critical role in SPP shooting activities within their respective states. State Advisors promote the principles of the SPP and act in the program’s best interests. They are also the program’s “resource central” for their states. Advisors respond to inquiries about SPP, assist in program activities, encourage participation and the formation of new teams, and provide important program information to team coaches, shooting facilities, and other organizations hosting SPP teams.
GOAL has already confirmed several events in Massachusetts for 2015 since their recent appointment and expects to confirm additional ones soon.
“SPP is pleased to have the Gun Owners’ Action League as our new partner,” said Scott Moore, SPP Director. “The experience and hard work of GOAL will a huge asset as we continue to grow SPP in New England!”