Columbia, MO – MidwayUSA Foundation is excited to announce the payout of over $2.23 million in cash grants to 612 youth shooting teams. Those receiving teams make up approximately 27,000 youth shooting athletes across the country. This latest grant cycle had an average team payout of $3,649, and those funds are used to assist with team expenses such as ammunition, targets, travel, entry fees, team gear, and more.
MidwayUSA Foundation’s Executive Director, G. Scott Reynolds, stated, “Assisting with critical costs provides the opportunity for more athletes to participate in shooting sports where they’ll learn leadership skills, confidence, and discipline that will benefit them throughout their lives. Our June 2021 cycle was the largest June grant cycle to date, proving growth and continued opportunities for youth involved in this great sport. I am elated to see more and more teams requesting their cash grants year-over-year.” In 2021 alone, MidwayUSA Foundation has paid over $5.3 million in cash grants to youth shooting teams. These funds are benefiting 1,358 teams and those teams are eligible to apply for their cash grant every year.
Each shooting team’s grant is 5% of their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment balance, so as a team’s endowment grows, so does their annual cash grant. The Foundation offers various resources to help shooting teams increase their endowment. Every youth shooting team can receive donations directly to their endowment through the MidwayUSA Foundation website. Those tax-deductible donations are also matched, thanks to Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, who fund the Foundation’s Matching Program. Along with donations, teams can request free products to use in their community fundraisers. Proceeds donated to their endowment from these free products are also matched. See all the current fundraising products offered to youth shooting programs by visiting midwayusafoundation.org/fundraisingproducts.
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain and grow the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams through annual cash grants. Every donation made is tax-deductible and allows the Foundation to assist in expanding and enhancing the leadership skills, confidence, and discipline of today’s youth through shooting sports activities. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. 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.