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SSSF’s Donation of Over $1 Million to MidwayUSA Foundation Benefits 182 SCTP, SPP Teams

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation made contributions of over $1 million this week to the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. accounts of 182 SCTP and SPP teams from 36 different states. The teams earned the endowment funds at recent national, regional, and state events.

This week’s total donation was $1,045,125. SCTP team accounts received $905,000 of that, which includes team earnings at the National Team Championships, regional events, and state shoots during the second and third quarters of 2014.

SPP teams received $133,100, which included earnings from its National Junior/Senior Championships and recent state matches.

“Through our broad membership base, we are fortunate to be able to support so many teams across the country,” commented Ben Berka, SSSF President and Executive Director. “These donations will help provide a perpetual funding source for local Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Pistol Programs. The funding we provide to team endowment accounts is another way for us to thank all of the teams, coaches, and athletes for their participation and excellent performance in SCTP and SPP events!”

In addition, $7,025 was donated via internally generated endowment money through SSSF and SCTP fundraisers. These funds will be matched by Larry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA. “By providing teams with fundraising tools at the local level, we are able to help contribute to team endowment accounts. At the same time, teams have the ability to raise operating money and awareness about their programs in the local community. The SSSF looks forward to providing more of these opportunities in the future to our SCTP and SPP member teams,” said Berka.

The donations bring SSSF’s contributions to $1,461,175 to date in 2014. SSSF expects its annual contributions to total more than $1.7 million by the end of 2014.

SCTP and SPP teams are awarded endowment funds through participation in sanctioned shoots. SSSF contributes the funding to the MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account Program on behalf of the teams. The purpose of the 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.

Potterfields Visit with Shooters at Nationals

Larry and Brenda Potterfield
Brenda Potterfield, far left, and Larry Potterfield, far right, accepted gifts including school letter sweaters from the Marian High School and Creighton Prep Trap Team from Omaha, Neb.

Larry and Brenda Potterfield, founders and owners of MidwayUSA and founders of the MidwayUSA Foundation, spent last Thursday at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex with SCTP and SPP shooters, touring the National Championship event and even taking time to shoot a round of trap with three lucky SCTP competitors. Anticipating the visit, many teams brought along autographed photos, cards, and other gifts — including a pair of letter sweaters — to express their appreciation for the Potterfields’ generosity to SSSF programs.

Brenda Potterfield
L-R, Brenda Potterfield, Kalee Lancour of Burlington High School Demons (WI), and Chase Rich of Jefferson County 4-H Patriot Shooters (TN). Kalee and Chase,along with Zachary Wells of the Ft. Lee Dusters (VA), had the privilege of shooting a round of trap with the Potterfields.
The Potterfields watched teams shoot, talked with shooters and coaches, posed for photos, and demonstrated the warmth and interest in young shooters for which they are known.

SSSF also had a presentation to Larry and Brenda, a pair of hand-engraved leather shooting bags, in recognition of their being named “Founding Life Diamond Members” of the Champion’s Roundtable, which recognizes donors who have made major contributions to our mission. They are also Charter Members of the SSSF Legacy Society, which honors our donors who have included SSSF in their estate plans through deferred gifts.

See more photos on our SCTP Facebook page and SPP page.

SSSF Contributes to 21 Team Endowment Accounts For June SPP Events

SSSF made contributions this week to the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. endowment accounts of 21 Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) teams. The teams earned the endowment funds while competing in the Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin state matches in June.

The contributions for the month, totaling $43,800, bring SPP’s total contributions to $230,050 to date in 2014. SPP expects to contribute more than $250,000 additional through state, regional, and national championship events in the remainder of 2014.

SPP teams are awarded endowment funds through participation in sanctioned shoots. SSSF contributes the funding to the MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account Program on behalf of the teams. The purpose of the 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.

The teams whose endowment accounts received funds for June are:

Indiana State Match

Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League Steel CatsKY$ 1,800.00
Smokin DragonsKY$ 2,200.00
Hoosier Daddy’sIN$ 3,000.00
Hamilton County Hot ShotsIN$ 1,000.00
Target BustersIN$ 1,800.00

Michigan State Match

WWCCA Straight ShootersMI$ 3,200.00
Union GroveWI$ 2,200.00
Michigan State UniversityMI$ 1,800.00

Iowa State Match

Ft. Madison Steel CrushersIA$ 1,400.00
Carroll HighIA$ 1,000.00
Glidden RalstonIA$ 1,000.00
Kuemper HighIA$ 1,000.00
SST of TraerIA$ 2,600.00
Two Rivers Jr. PistolIA$ 1,800.00
Central Iowa Scholastic ShootersIA$ 3,000.00

Wisconsin State Match

Ozaukee Scholastic Shooting SportsWI$ 2,400.00
WilmotWI$ 1,400.00
Southwest TechWI$ 2,600.00
BurlingtonWI$ 1,800.00
Ft. Madison Steel CrushersIA$ 1,000.00
Union GroveWI$ 2,000.00
Hartford Conservation/Gun Club Youth Trap/Pistol TeamWI$ 1,600.00
Lake Country Action ShootersWI$ 2,200.00

SSSF Krieghoff K-80 Scroll Shotgun Raffle: Your Opportunity to Earn Endowment Funds!

Here’s an opportunity for everyone to win! Someone will be drawn as the winner of a Krieghoff K-80 shotgun worth more than $20,000 in an SSSF raffle at our National Championships this July, and the SSSF Scholarship Program will benefit from the ticket sales. Plus, your team can earn endowment money in the process! Here’s how that will work:

SSSF Krieghoff K-80 RaffleTickets will sell for $50 each, and only 600 will be sold. Teams registered with active MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. endowment accounts may request up to 20 tickets at a time to sell in their local area. Buy one yourself, or sell them to friends at the gun club, parents, or anyone who would like a 1-in-600 chance of winning a dream shotgun.

100% of the money raised, along with completed ticket stubs, will be sent to SSSF. We will then return $25 per ticket to the team’s MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. endowment account, where it will be matched 2:1.

That means for every 20 tickets your team sells, your endowment account gains a total of $1500! The remaining proceeds from the raffle will go toward the SSSF Scholarship Program.

Remember, only 600 tickets will be sold, so jump on this fast!

Win a ‘Nearly Perfect Rifle Battery’ to Raise Funds for Your Team

Nearly Perfect Rifle Battery

Your team has the opportunity to win a Nearly Perfect Rifle Battery (NPRB) to use as a fundraiser for your team. The MidwayUSA Foundation commissioned Winchester to build 100 rifle sets, and they are giving the ONE remaining set to ONE lucky team! Here’s how:

Purchase a ticket(s) for $100 by February 20th, 2015 for your chance to win. There is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased, but only 500 will be sold. While this is a team-only promotion, individuals may purchase tickets but must indicate the team (as listed on the MidwayUSA Foundation ‘Find A Team’ page) that will receive the NPRB to use as a fundraiser, should they win. Tickets may be purchased by check only, using the NPRB Ticket Purchase Form.

Learn about the Nearly Perfect Rifle Battery

Teams that have used this rifle set as a fundraiser in the past have raised an average of $10,000 for their teams!

The winner will be announced Monday, February 23, 2015 on the MidwayUSA Foundation website. See the full list of rules and guidelines. Purchase your tickets to win the NPRB for your team today!

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