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2018 Vision 20/20 Final Results

A big thanks goes out to all of the teams and donors who participated in the 2018 Vision 20/20 campaign! With your help we have raised $259,588!!

Total impact for the campaign amounts to almost $130,000 in cash grants going to Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program teams along with over $350,000 in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account benefit!

Congratulations to the teams that worked hard to compete in our team endowment bonus fund competitions. There were two team competitions with $30,000 each in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding up for grabs as follows:

  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.
Top team in each category receives $10,000, 2nd gets $8,000, 3rd gets $5,000, 4th gets, $3,000, 5th gets $2,500 and 6th receives $1,500.

Here are the final team standings for each competition:

Most Dollars Raised

Team NameStateTeam IDTotal Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting ClubOhio614$54,321.00
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona1070$31,843.00
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa54$22,500.00
Waterford Wolverine Shooting TeamWisconsin1254$22,305.00
Ballard Clay BombersIowa172$16,505.00
North Scott Trap TeamIowa119$16,104.00

Most Unique Donors

Team NameStateTeam IDUnique Donors
Waterford Wolverine Shooting TeamWisconsin1254142
Central Arizona Target ShootersArizona64688
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona107087
Ballard Clay BombersIowa17277
Williams County Target BustersOhio127660
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa5455
Thanks again to all of the teams who participated and to the generous donors who supported them! If you did not participate in 2018, make plans to participate in the 2019 campaign starting in October.

Three weeks left for Vision 20/20! Team competitions close!

With just three weeks to go, the 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign team competitions for $60,000 in BONUS MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding continue to be close. Tax-deductible donations in any amount can help determine which teams receive bonus funding so donate to your favorite team today and tell others to do the same!

There are two team competitions that continue through 12/31/18 with $30,000 each in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding up for grabs as follows:

  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.

Here are the current team standings for each competition:

Most Dollars Raised

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDTotal Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting ClubOhio614$54,321.00
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona1070$31,370.00
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa54$20,530.00
Waterford Wolverine Shooting TeamWisconsin1254$20,325.00
Ballard Clay BombersIowa172$13,485.00
Williams County Target BustersOhio1276$11,660.00

Most Unique Donors

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDUnique Donors
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona107033
North Scott Trap TeamIowa11924
Williams County Target BustersOhio127620
Ballard Clay BombersIowa17217
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa5411
Manitowoc Gun Club BirdbustersWisconsin92511

The 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign fundraising goal has been exceeded with over $230,000 raised! While SSSF match funding has been exhausted, there is still $60,000 up for grabs in BONUS MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding for team donations received before January 1st! Every donation counts!


Visit our Vision 20/20 page
 for more information, to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite team or how to get your team started in the campaign!

Vision 20/20 Goal Exceeded, Team Competitions Continue to Year End

The 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign fundraising goal has been exceeded thanks in part to tremendous team participation and donor support on #GivingTuesday! While SSSF match funding has been exhausted, there is still $60,000 up for grabs in BONUS MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding for team donations received before January 1st!

The Vision 20/20 campaign received 59 donations totaling over $30,500 on #GivingTuesday with several teams reaching out to unique donors.

There are two team competitions that continue through 12/31/18 with $30,000 each in MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding up for grabs as follows:

  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.

Here are the current team standings for each competition:

Most Dollars Raised

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDTotal Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting ClubOhio614$54,321.00
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona1070$31,310.00
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa54$20,460.00
Ballard Clay BombersIowa172$13,100.00
Williams County Target BustersOhio1276$11,510.00
North Scott Trap TeamIowa119$11,120.00

Most Unique Donors

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDUnique Donors
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona107030
North Scott Trap TeamIowa11917
Williams County Target BustersOhio127617
Ballard Clay BombersIowa1729
Manitowoc Gun Club BirdbustersWisconsin9259
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa548


Visit our Vision 20/20 page
 for more information, to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite team or how to get your team started in the campaign!

Get the Last SSSF Match Funding through Vision 20/20

The 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign fundraising goal is in sight! Get in on the last of the SSSF provided match funding while it lasts and support your team cash needs now and in the future!

SSSF match funding will be available until we meet our $175,000 fundraising goal and the team competitions for $60,000 of additional, bonus MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment funding continue through December 31!

  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.

Current standings for each competition are as follows:

Most Dollars Raised

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDTotal Donations
Buckeye Chippewa Trapshooting ClubOhio614$54,321.00
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona1070$30,385.00
Ballard Clay BombersIowa172$12,800.00
North Scott Trap TeamIowa119$10,545.00
Williams County Target BustersOhio1276$10,010.00
Gateway ClaybustersMissouri789$10,000.00
Union Grove Broncos Shooting ClubWisconsin1216$10,000.00

Most Unique Donors

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDNumber of Donors
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona107020
North Scott Trap TeamIowa11910
Manitowoc Gun Club BirdbustersWisconsin9259
Rhinelander High School Trap TeamWisconsin21666
Ankeny Centennial Jaguars Trap TeamIowa546
University of Arizona WildGatsArizona16924
Ballard Clay BombersIowa1724


Visit our Vision 20/20 page
 to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite team or how to get your team started in the campaign!

Vision 20/20 Reaches Halfway Point

The 2018 SSSF Vision 20/20 campaign is approaching the halfway point and many teams are taking advantage of this great opportunity to provide immediate cash needs for next season and future support via MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account growth! The campaign runs through December 31, 2018.

SSSF match funding will be available until we meet our $175,000 fundraising goal and teams are competing for $60,000 of additional, bonus team endowment funding through two competitions:

  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.

Current standings for each competition are as follows:

Most Dollars Raised

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDTotal Donations
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona1070$30,270.00
Ballard Clay BombersIowa172$12,500.00
Williams County Target BustersOhio1276$10,010.00
Gateway ClaybustersMissouri789$10,000.00
Union Grove Broncos Shooting ClubWisconsin1216$10,000.00
Rhinelander High School Trap TeamWisconsin2166$6,050.00

Most Unique Donors

Team NameStateSSSF Team IDNumber of Donors
North Scott Trap TeamIowa1196
Rhinelander High School Trap TeamWisconsin21665
Rio Salado Target TerminatorsArizona10703
Manitowoc Gun Club BirdbustersWisconsin9252
University of Arizona WildGatsArizona16922
Williams County Target BustersOhio12762

Visit our Vision 20/20 page to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite team or how to get your team started in the campaign!

2018 Vision 20/20 Campaign Underway

In 2016 the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation launched a  campaign entitled, “VISION 20/20” with the goal to grow national youth participation in the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program to over 20,000 student athletes annually by the year 2020. In partnership with industry partners, civic organizations, member teams and DONORS like you the SSSF will provide the opportunity and funding for more students to join existing shooting teams and create new teams where none exist today.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Vision 20/20 campaign benefits local shooting teams by providing immediate cash needs for next season and future support via MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account growth! Contributions to your favorite SCTP or SASP team must be made before the end of the year.

Where does my donation go?
Your donation benefits the Scholastic Clay Target or Scholastic Action Shooting Program team you specify and the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. For example, you make a $100 tax-deductible donation  to support your favorite team, the Clay Blasters. The Clay Blasters will receive the following:

  • $50 as a cash grant from SSSF paid to the Clay Blasters in January, 2019 for the upcoming season’s needs
  • $25 is sent from SSSF to the Clay Blasters team endowment account held at the MidwayUSA Foundation to support the team forever.
    • MATCH FUNDING: MidwayUSA Foundation will match the $25 at their current program rate to the Clay Blasters’ team endowment account.*
    • MATCH FUNDING: Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation will add $125 to the Clay Blasters’ team endowment account.*
      • *Match funding is possible because of the generous donations from Larry and Brenda Potterfield.
      • *SSSF match funding is limited to the first $175,000 raised in the campaign.
  • $25 is retained by the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation to start new Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program teams where none currently exist.

The total team benefit to the Clay Blasters for your $100 donation is over $200

Download our calculator to see how your tax-deductible donation will make a difference or to set your team fundraising goal!

Lookup a team ID to direct a donation to your favorite team!

Your gift continues to support the team forever…
The Clay Blasters can apply for 5% of their team account balance through a MidwayUSA Foundation grant every year, forever! That’s over $7.50 in cash grant funding, every year, forever for your $100 donation!

Donate $100+ get this Browning Knife Set
All donors making donations of $100 or more will receive this limited edition Browning knife set in a commemorative tin (a $40 value).

How does my local shooting team get involved in this campaign?
Only active Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program Teams are eligible to participate in the Vision 20/20 campaign. Getting your team involved is simple and involves the following steps:

  1. Complete and return the 2018 Vision 20/20 agreement and W-9.
  2. Open your team endowment account at the MidwayUSA Foundation if you have not done so already.
  3. Raise funds however your team deems most effective. This could include sending in funds from current or previous local fundraising efforts, soliciting donations with an email invitation via your team network of coaches and parents, asking local donors and/or advertising on social media.
  4. Submit donations to SSSF either securely online or via the print-and-mail form prior to January 1, 2019. Be sure to include your SSSF team ID on ALL donations so the donations can be allocated correctly. SSSF will provide you with periodic updates about donations received for your team.

Bonus Funding Opportunity
All teams participating in the Vision 20/20 campaign will have the opportunity to win BONUS team endowment funds! There are two competitions taking place:

  1. Teams with the most dollars raised.
  2. Teams with the most unique donors making donations via the SSSF website or print and mail form.

For each competition, teams will be awarded team endowment funding to their MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account as follows:

  1. $10,000
  2. $8,000
  3. $5,000
  4. $3,000
  5. $2,500
  6. $1,500

Questions? Please Contact Us!
Ben Berka
SSSF President and Executive Director
bberka@sssfonline.com
515-201-8395

Over $400,000 to SCTP & SASP Teams Through Vision 20/20

The 2017 Vision 20/20 campaign is in the books and has raised the bar for Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) local team fundraising efforts. Participating teams raised a total of $134,706 from October through December for the 2017 campaign. Through these fundraising efforts, participating teams receive a total of $59,241 in cash grants from the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation and a MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account benefit of $353,697! Total SCTP and SASP team benefit for the 2017 campaign is $412,938!

“Our teams worked hard and were creative on this campaign to generate donations and at the same time promote awareness about the positive benefits of youth shooting sports in their community,” said Ben Berka, President and Executive Director of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. “One team sent in $10,000 generated from a simple tip-jar at their host gun club! Another small-town team solicited only local businesses and received over $7,500 in donations with the average donation being $345! Others did email solicitation campaigns and social media efforts to reach team supporters near and far.”

Vision 20/20 provides local SCTP and SASP teams with a way to raise funds locally and provides cash needs for today through an SSSF cash grant in January 2018 and funding needs for perpetuity via donations to SCTP and SASP team endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation. For every ten dollars received by the team, the team receives a cash grant of $5 and up to $25 to their team endowment account through generous match funding.

The donations and matching funds from SSSF to MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Accounts established to benefit SCTP and SASP member-teams are made possible, in part, by grants to the SSSF from the Tulsa Community Foundation Youth Shooting Fund established and funded by the generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield.

“The generous match funding and the perpetuity of an endowed account was a real driver for local team success in this campaign,” Berka said. “There are not very many community sports teams who can knock on a potential donor’s door and offer match funding for their donation AND guarantee that their donation will be used to support the team FOREVER via an endowed account. Our partnership with the MidwayUSA Foundation helps our SCTP and SASP teams do just that!”

The Team Endowment Program at the MidwayUSA Foundation gives a community the ability to financially support a competitive youth shooting sports program at the high school and college level. The team can then request a grant of up to 5% of their endowment account balance once each year, in either June or December, to pay for team expenses.  There are no fees associated with a MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment.

About Vision 20/20
The SSSF’s Vision 20/20 campaign is a multi-year fundraising effort started in 2016 with the goal to grow national youth participation in the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program to over 20,000 student athletes annually by the year 2020. In partnership with industry partners, civic organizations, member teams and donors the SSSF will provide the opportunity and funding for more students to join existing shooting teams and create new teams where none exist today. Please watch www.sssfonline.org/vision2020 for more information on the upcoming 2018 campaign.

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