SEDRO-WOOLLEY – The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), the national governing body for the sport of Speed Shooting, announced that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), trade association for the firearms industry, is once again supporting the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships as a platinum sponsor.

The Steel Challenge will take place August 18-21 in Piru, Calif. This year marks the 30th anniversary since the first Steel Challenge, and the final year the match will be held in the Golden State.

“We’re extremely pleased to once again have the support of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. NSSF first sponsored the Steel Challenge in 2002, hosting a banquet for competitors and their families. This year the NSSF Hospitality & Awards Banquet has moved to Saturday evening and will serve as the official closing ceremony for the match,” said Scott Moore, Steel Challenge sponsor relations.

In addition to sponsoring the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships, NSSF is also a major supporter of SCSA’s Scholastic Steel Challenge program for youth and collegiate shooters.

“Participation in target shooting recently reached an all-time high thanks to competitions and programs like the Steel Challenge, the Scholastic Steel Challenge and other efforts that raise awareness of safe and responsible firearms ownership and use,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “We’re proud to support the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships again and look forward to the excitement and fun this competition brings to shooters and spectators.”

Since the first Steel Challenge in 1981, the World Speed Shooting Championships have grown into the premier exhibition of speed shooting in the world and routinely draws the fastest shooters from around the globe.

Registration for this year’s match is now open. Those interested in entering the match can find the competition schedule and match hotel info, as well as the match application, at www.SteelChallenge.com.

For more information on the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships and the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, visit SteelChallenge.com, follow @

SteelChallenge on Twitter, find the Steel Challenge on Facebook or visit the Steel Challenge blog.

Media Contact:

Scott Moore

scott@steelchallenge.com

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