The MidwayUSA Foundation and Scholastic Shooting Trust, a public charity established by MidwayUSA founders Larry and Brenda Potterfield, has received a donation from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) in the amount of $1,001,000, to be distributed across the endowment accounts of 61 collegiate shooting teams. This generous amount is based on each team’s participation and overall performance in the ACUI Intercollegiate Clay Target Championship held March 25-31 in San Antonio, Texas.
The ACUI Clay Target Championship has provided a meaningful experience for students for almost half a century, playing an essential role in the development and enhancement of various personal and professional attributes. “ACUI’s commitment to collegiate shooting is commendable and exciting” says Dick Leeper, Executive Director of the MidwayUSA Foundation. “Their generous contribution plays a key role in our Foundation’s ongoing ability to assist shooting teams in meeting both near and long term funding requirements, ultimately permanently securing their team’s financial future.”
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 the Association of College Unions International, brings the Scholastic Shooting Trust another step closer to achieving sustainable support for youth shooting programs.
“Competitive shooting teams provide wonderful opportunities for students to make friends, to develop confidence, and learn discipline and leadership skills.” said Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO, MidwayUSA. “Brenda and I are elated to see ACUI participate in the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. and greatly appreciate their dedication to growing shotgun sports at colleges and universities across the country.”
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