For the sixth consecutive year and inspired by the continued success of the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup and its impact on his hometown of Columbia and the shooting industry, Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, Inc., pledged a $65,000 cash donation for the 2014 NRA Bianchi Cup. $15,000 of that donation will be used to fund Cash Awards in which any competitor who competes in the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup for the 1st Time will be eligible to win $2,500 for 1st Place, $1,500 for 2nd Place & $750 for 3rd place in the Men, Women & Junior Category. This addition will continue the vision of Founder John Bianchi, that this be the most prestigious Pistol Championship in the world.

“Brenda and I are strong supporters of the shooting sports, and we are delighted to encourage new and existing competitive shooters to compete in the Bianchi Cup,” said MidwayUSA Founder and CEO Larry Potterfield. “MidwayUSA is pleased to be a key supporter of the most exciting pistol competition in the world, right here in our home town of Columbia, Missouri!”

“Working together with our Industry partners ensures the continued growth and advancement of NRA’s competitive shooting programs and MidwayUSA, an industry leader, continues to be a major benefactor to our sport”, said Dennis Willing, Director of NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division.

This announcement continues many enhancements to the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup. The MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup is a money-winning event that draws the top pistols competitors from all over the world.

For more information on the 2014 NRA Bianchi Cup visit or for the NRA Pistol Program, contact Tom Hughes at 703-267-1451, or by email, For more information about MidwayUSA, a world leader in shooting and reloading supplies, visit

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