Columbia, MO

MidwayUSA, a catalog and Internet retailer offering Just About Everything for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting, is pleased to attend the 33rd Annual MidwayUSA-NRA Bianchi Cup as the Official Sponsor of the event.  The event will be held at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club outside Columbia, Missouri, from May 25-28, 2011.

“With the Bianchi Cup here in our hometown of Columbia, MO, it’s practically a requirement for MidwayUSA to have a significant presence at the event,” said Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “Given our friendship with John Bianchi and our close partnership with the NRA, it’s an even better fit. I’m extremely pleased our Customers support MidwayUSA so we can support the Bianchi Cup.”

In addition to MidwayUSA acting as the Official Sponsor of the event, MidwayUSA staff will make several public appearances during the event.

  • On Wednesday at the Opening Ceremony, Aaron Oelger, Vice President of Marketing, will formally welcome the competitors to the Bianchi Cup.
  • On Friday at the Western BBQ Dinner, Matt Fleming, President, will address the attendees.
  • On Saturday at the Dinner and Award Ceremony, Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO, will address the attendees and introduce Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

In addition to attending and sponsoring the event, MidwayUSA will be awarding $15,000 in cash prizes for first-time Production Class shooters. First-time Men, Women and Junior competitors achieving the highest aggregate score of all four Championship Events, with a production firearm, will receive $2,500 for 1st Place, $1,500 for 2nd Place, and $750 for 3rd place. This sponsorship adds to the nearly half million dollars in cash and prizes that will be awarded this year.

For more information about MidwayUSA, please visit www.midwayusa.com or call 1-800-243-3220.

For more information on the 2011 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup, or the NRA Action Shooting Program, contact Damien Orsinger at 703-267-1478 or bianchicup@nrahq.org For more information on NRA Competitive Shooting Sponsorships, please visit www.nrasportsponsors.com or contact Woody Arenas in the NRA Competitive Shooting Division at 703-267-1469 or warenas@nrahq.org.

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