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November 10, 2016

SCTP National College Championships

And the winner is……Martin Methodist College!

The SCTP College Nationals were held this past weekend at the “Spooky” Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, Oct. 28-30, 2016. The facility, decked out with ghouls, goblins and witches, was once again the host for this 2nd annual college event!

Two hundred and seventy one athletes representing teams from 16 states made up over 853 registrations at this year’s College Nationals! Throwing more than 148,600 clay targets in trap, skeet, sporting clays, bunker trap and 5-stand kept the Cardinal Center staff quite busy for a few days.

This year’s tournament saw an increase of 11 teams and almost 100 athletes over last year’s “inaugural” Championship event. Division 1 teams comprised of this year’s (HOA) champions, Martin Methodist College of Tennessee also included runner up Lindenwood University of Missouri and 3rd place Bethel College from Tennessee. Division II teams included this year’s champion’s Ft. Hayes State University of Kansas followed by the Clemson University Shotgun team of South Carolina and taking 3rd was Midland University Shooting team of Nebraska. Division III schools were represented by this year’s National Champions Hillsdale College of Michigan, runner-ups Roane State Community College Raiders of Tennessee and 3rd place University of Alabama Clay Shooting Team.

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#GivingTuesday – Support Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation on November 29!

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

By giving to SSSF with tax-deductible donations on #GivingTuesday you are supporting youth in shooting sports programs around the country through the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP)!

Here are three easy ways you can support the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation on #GivingTuesday:

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Ohio State Halloween Shoot

On October 28, the SASP Ohio State Halloween shoot was held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio, during the SCTP College Nationals. It was great weather, and we even had trick or treat candy for athletes and pumpkins for start cones.

There were 33 entries — 17 pistol and 16 rifle.  Seventy percent of the athletes attending were female.

The Ohio Steel Stingers dominated the medals and Miami University of Ohio competed in their first SASP event and took a first place.

Register Now for the NRA Youth Education Summit


Are you an outstanding high school sophomore or junior actively engaged in academics, leadership and community service? Time to apply for the 2017 Youth Education Summit taking place July 24-July 30, 2017. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, January 13, 2017.

Every summer the NRA selects 45-50 impressive high school students from across the country to participate in a week-long competitive fellowship in Washington DC. The week wraps up with a celebratory dinner where $15,000 is awarded out to those exceptional students who embody leadership as both individuals and as a collective. Students with an interest in becoming NRA Ambassadors can submit applications the following year for an additional $25,000 Grand Scholarship.

The mission of the Y.E.S program is to give you the opportunity to explore your passion for our American government, Bill of Rights and the US Constitution, encourage you to become a responsible citizen who participates in the democratic process and empower you to return to your community with a proactive voice for the Second Amendment.

Entry into the Y.E.S program requires submission of a completed application form, high school transcript, a three-page essay on the Second Amendment, a one page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Since its inception in 1996, more than 800 students have graduated from Y.E.S. and over $500,000 in college scholarships have been awarded.

Please click here for the application.  

SCTP Announces National Virtual Match Series

New for the 2017 shooting season, the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) is offering a National Virtual Match series for all member trap and skeet teams across the country.

SCTP coaches will be able to log into the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT data-system and register their athletes for any and all of the “cyber” tournaments. Teams may shoot these virtual competitions each week at their own local gun clubs where practices are normally conducted. Coaches then enter scores into the SHOT data system where results are compiled and compared against other teams at the local, state, regional and national levels!!

SCTP will conduct three separate National Virtual Matches in 2017:

  • January 2 – February 12
  • February 27 – April 9
  • April 24 – June 4

Each of the three tournaments in the National Virtual Match series will run for 6 weeks and every youth on the team gets to participate. The top 5 trap scores or top 5 skeet scores from the team will be used for that week’s total score. Everyone plays and everyone has a chance to be “top shot” for the week!! Teams may participate in any or all of the virtual tournaments!

There is no additional cost for SCTP teams to participate in the National Virtual Match series, however all teams, coaches and athletes must be currently registered for the competition season.

Additional details will be forth coming to all SCTP coaches and will also be posted on the SSSF website!

MidwayUSA Foundation Matches October Donations

The MidwayUSA Foundation has matched $193,330 in donations made to support youth shooting sports for the month of October. This donation will benefit 106 youth shooting teams that hold MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Accounts.

MidwayUSA Foundation’s Matching Program is made possible through a generous donation from Larry and Brenda Potterfield. Donors have the ability to choose the shooting team that will benefit from 100% of their donation, then the MidwayUSA Foundation is able to provide a matching contribution, dollar for dollar. This allows donors to support a specific team, double their donation impact, and the shooting team grows their Team Endowment Account quickly.

Each shooting team has a unique page within the Foundation website, with a ‘donate now’ button that allows donors to give directly to a specific team’s Endowment Account, safely and securely. Then, that gift will be matched the following month.[midwayusafoundation.org/donate-to-a-team]

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams.  Every donation made is 100% tax deductible and supports the mission to help communities and organizations raise funds to support their youth shooting team.  For more information about how the MidwayUSA Foundation is changing the future of youth shooting sports, please visit midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.

SASP Handbook

With the new year beginning September 1, the 2016-2017 SASP Handbook is now available on the website. There aren’t many updates to this year’s handbook, but please take some time to review the handbook to be sure you are up to date on the program.

Use this LINK to check it out!

Boy Scouts Heart of America Council - University of Scouting

SASP had the opportunity to share our program with those in attendance at the University of Scouting that took place Saturday, November 4, at the Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. This was a great time to talk to everyone and let them know about our program. We even had the chance to talk to some that will be future athletes.

Save the Date for the SASP College Nationals

Save the date! The Scholastic Action Shooting Program College Nationals will be held March 11-12, 2017, at the Talledega Marksmanship Park in Talledega, Alabama.

Match registration will be held through the SHOT System. Both pistol and rifle disciplines will be available for teams to compete in.

Contact Rick Leach, Rleach@sssfonline.com, or Tammy Mowry, Tmowry@sssfonline.com, for additional info.

Upcoming Dates & Reminders


SSSF
EVENTS
SHOT Show
January 17-20: Las Vegas, NV  (Booth Number 2419)


SCTP
BANQUETS            
February 11: Iowa                                                                     
March 11Massachusetts       
March 17Wisconsin                                                                

REGIONAL SHOOTS
March 10-12: Nevada            
April 22-23Sparta, IL                                                              
April 5-7Ohio                    
June 3-4: Michigan                                                                   


SASP
REGIONAL SHOOTS 
Northeast Fall Regional Match                                               
November 12: Raymond, ME (Camp Hinds, Boy Scout Camp)

 
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