SSSF announces the hiring of two new Regional Field Representatives (RFRs) to serve the Scholastic Pistol Program.
David Kirk, who currently coordinates the SPP at the Tallahassee Rifle and Pistol Club, was instrumental in establishing the Scholastic Pistol Program in Florida. He is a consultant with the award-winning Leon County Sheriff’s Explorer Pistol Team, and with assistance from the Leon County Sheriff’s Explorer Post, he is organizing the Florida Law Enforcement Explorer Shooting League.
As a competitive pistol shooter, he has competed in Steel Challenge, GLOCK Shooting Sports Foundation (GSSF) Match, and USPSA. He is Match Director for GSSF Pistol Match and Steel Challenge.
Bill Perkins has worked with the NRA Foundation as a Committee Chairman for seven years and as Arizona State Chairman for three years, where he contributed to the fundraising campaign and awarding of grants to many worthy shooting programs in Arizona. He is currently a Range Supervisor with the NRA where he is responsible for assisting shooting ranges throughout the U.S.
Bill was introduced to the shooting sports through the Boy Scouts, where he earned the Rifle & Shotgun merit badge. He earned his first NRA Instructor rating in 1991 and became a Training Counselor in 2005.
Bill spent 10 years working as the Camp Director for the NRA Whittington Center Youth Adventure Camp, which teaches the fundamentals of rifle, pistol, shotgun, and muzzleloader shooting to 112 campers each summer. He currently has an NRA/USA Shooting Level 3 Pistol Coach certification and is a member of the National Coach Development Staff. He is the Head Coach of a Scholastic Pistol Team in Arizona and he continues to participate as a competitive shooter in many shooting sports, as well as hunting.
The two new Regional Field Reps will provide grassroots team and program development and support in their respective regions by interacting with existing and prospective SPP state advisors, coaches, and adult volunteers. They will assist in setting up new teams and growing teams already in the program.