SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), the national governing body for the sport of speed shooting, announced that Smith & Wesson, the 159-year-old iconic firearms maker, is expanding its support for the organization with its platinum level sponsorship of the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships.
Smith & Wesson is joining the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Safariland as a platinum sponsor of the Steel Challenge which marks its 30th anniversary this year when the match gets underway in Piru, Calif. August 18-21.
“For well over a century Smith & Wesson has played an active roll in promoting the shooting sports in America and around the world. Not only are they a platinum sponsor for this year’s Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships, but they continue to work closely with SCSA to grow speed shooting through the Scholastic Steel Challenge program for youth and collegiate shooters,” said Scott Moore, Steel Challenge sponsor relations.
Since the first Steel Challenge in 1981 Smith & Wesson has been a proud sponsor, helping the World Speed Shooting Championships grow into what is today the world’s premier exhibition of speed shooting. Year after year the match routinely draws the fastest shooters from around the globe, including several from Team Smith & Wesson.
In 2010 members of the Smith & Wesson factory team collected nine titles at the Steel Challenge – more than any other industry team – and many of those shooters are expected to return this year to defend their titles.
Registration for the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships 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. The deadline for the early registration discount is July 15.
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