The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) has announced that over $1,000,000 in endowment money will be given away at the 2013 Collegiate Clay Target Championships held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio March 26 -31, 2013.
The money comes from a generous donation by Larry and Brenda Potterfield of Midway USA. The endowment funds will be deposited to the institution’s account at the Midway USA Foundation/Scholastic Shooting Trust (SST). The purpose of the SST endowment is to provide perpetual funding for high school and college shooting teams.
“We are very excited about the support that the Potterfields give to the college shooting program. They have no idea how much their generosity means and how much it is appreciated by students and their programs,” said ACUI Director of Meetings Michelle Smith.
Each team attending will receive $10,000 for the fund in their institution’s name. Funds will also be paid to the top five High Overall School Champions in all three divisions. The champion will receive $15,000, runner up $10,000, third place $5,000, fourth place $4,000, and fifth place $2,000. First through third place teams in each individual discipline (total of six disciplines) will also receive money. The first place teams will receive $3000, second place teams $2000, third place teams $1000.
Additionally, schools with participants placing in the National Rifle Association (NRA) Shoot Out and the USA Shooting International Shoot Out will also receive endowment funds. The NRA Shoot Out is a head-to-head, made-for-television competition held during the championship. There is a men’s and women’s category. Each semi-finalist will receive $500 for their school’s endowment account; each finalist will receive an additional $1,000, and the champions will receive an additional $2,500. In the new International Shoot Out each finalist will receive $250, third places $250, second places $500 and the champions $1,000 each.
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