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TWRF Is New Tennessee State Advisor for SPP

The Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) announces that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF) has been named State Advisor for its state, filling the role of managing the Scholastic Pistol Program there.

State advisors play a critical role in SPP shooting activities within their respective states, promoting the principles of the SPP and acting 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.

TWRF Executive Director, Julie Schuster, conveyed her excitement about the foundation managing the program. “This is a great opportunity to introduce the youth of Tennessee to another shooting sport that teaches numerous disciplines that positively affect our society. Plus, it’s really fun! We’re looking forward to growing the program in Tennessee.”

As the unique, nonprofit arm of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), the foundation’s shared mission with the agency is to involve and educate the state’s youth in the outdoors and shooting sports. TWRA has expressed its support of TWRF’s role in SPP.

Lacey Lane of McKenzie will be the Tennessee SPP Director working for the TWRF. Lacey will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management – Wildlife/ Fisheries from UT Martin. She has grown up in the Scholastic Clay Target Program since she was 15, shooting on the well-known McKenzie Girl’s SCTP team. She is very familiar with the SPP Program and will work with participants across the state recruiting, assisting with hosted events, and promoting the program.

“I’m thrilled to be working for the foundation and introducing students to a sport I have been passionate about for many years,” commented Lane. “The shooting sports has opened many doors for me, and I want to pass that on to others.”

Executive Director Schuster recalls her youth, “I loved the outdoors as a child but didn’t have the chance to pursue hunting and/or shooting competitively. It just wasn’t an option back then. The outdoor opportunities available to young people today are exciting. It’s up to us to make sure these opportunities continue and are available to all of Tennessee’s young adults.”

For more information on the Tennessee Scholastic Pistol Program or how to get a team started, contact Lacey Lane at llane@twrf.net or 731-415-0641.

GOAL Is New SPP State Advisor in Massachusetts

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!”

Learn more about the Gun Owners’ Action League.

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