The MidwayUSA Foundation and Scholastic Shooting Trust, a public charity established by MidwayUSA founders Larry and Brenda Potterfield, has received a donation from Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever in the amount of $680,000, providing $5,000 to the endowment account of each of the 136 youth shooting teams attending the 2013 Pheasant Fest in Minneapolis, MN.
“Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever has generously partnered with our Foundation as long time participants in our “Adopt-A-Team” program,” says Dick Leeper, Executive Director of The MidwayUSA Foundation. “The creativity and hard work this group demonstrated in hosting this many youth teams at their national convention, coupled with their generous donation to those teams, speaks to their determination in helping local high school and college shooting teams in their area build a permanent endowment to fund their shooting programs”
The MidwayUSA Foundation works with shooting teams,conservation groups and the shooting industry to raise funds in support of high school and collegiate shooting programs.Each donation, such as the money received from Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever, brings SST another step closer to achieving sustainable support for youth shooting programs.
“Conservation chapters want to get involved in youth shooting education,” says Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO, MidwayUSA. “Working together increases the likelihood of continued financial success for these teams, and the conservation chapter gets the opportunity to get even more involved with the kids.”
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