The Youth Target Foundation (YTF) has experienced tremendous growth in the area of Jr High, High School and Collegiate Clay Target Shooting Teams. In 2013, YTF grew 900% and in 2014 we are projected to grow 1200%. YTF is the proud recipient of $1,488,400 grant from Midway USA Foundation for 2014. These monies include funds to be given at local, regional, and state competitions, and for new team bonuses. These funds are placed in a perpetual trust fund that supports the teams indefinitely, making the future of youth shooting sports more stable and sustainable.
In response to this continued growth, the Youth Target Foundation welcomes Sean McLelland to the YTF team as the National Director of Youth Shooting Sports starting with Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. McLelland was introduced to clay target sports at 13. In 2004, while still in high school, he earned the titles of High Overall individual and National 4-H Shooting champion. McLelland went on to earn a scholarship to Lindenwood University, where he helped his team win the ACUI National Shotgun Championship three years in a row. As a collegiate shooter, McLelland was introduced to Olympic skeet; he went on to win a silver medal at the World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico and competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
McLelland says, “YTF is an all-inclusive Foundation that supports every youth program including 4-H, FFA, AIM, SCTP, USAYESS, Boy Scouts of America, and more, and I think that this program is a vital part of making a difference in the future of youth shooting sports.” Shellee Enfinger, VP of YTF says, “This gives the kids a chance to compete against their peers and have an organization that brings everyone together for the sake of the sport and the kids.” Youth Target Foundation is proud to have him join the team and to support the future of youth in shooting sports. Enfinger says, “McLelland specializes in scholastic shooting sports programs and will be organizing and developing youth teams. We believe he is the best in the industry of youth shooting sports today, and is a great example for the youth.”
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