Columbia, MO – MidwayUSA Foundation recently hosted its first sporting clays tournament to benefit youth shooting sports. Held on November 19th at the impressive CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama, Day of Clays was not only a success for the 85 competitors, but every dollar raised will benefit youth shooting sports. In total, the event raised over $70,000 and an additional $20,000 was added through a special match offered by MidwayUSA Foundation. G. Scott Reynolds, MidwayUSA Foundation Executive Director said, “I could not be happier with the turnout, community support, and money raised to support our youth shooting teams! It was an exciting day of shooting and camaraderie, just what we hoped for in our first-ever in-person fundraising event!”
Attendee and MidwayUSA Foundation influencer, Makayla Scott, shared her experience. “I had an extraordinary time at the MidwayUSA Foundation’s Day of Clays shoot in Talladega! This event was certainly a wonderful way to help our shooting team’s endowment account, and it helped hundreds of youth shooters from so many different places fund their team and grow our amazing sport. A huge thank you to the MidwayUSA Foundation!”
All donations made to MidwayUSA Foundation benefit the specific endowment of the donor’s choice and this event was no different. Every squad registration doubled as a donation to the youth shooting endowment of the participant’s choice. Event participants also enjoyed side games throughout the day, including long bird and wobble trap, and purchased sweepstakes tickets to benefit the endowment of their choice. Thanks to industry sponsors, sweepstakes and side game prizes included Federal Premium Ammunition, a CZ-USA shotgun, a FAIR shotgun, a Walther pistol, a Crosman air rifle, and Vortex scopes. The grand prize awarded was an M1 Garand. The HOA shooter and the top squads of the day were awarded belt buckles and additional prizes generously donated by sponsors.
“Our participants not only made a difference by contributing to their favorite youth shooting team, but they had a great time doing it! It was a joy to see the variety of shooters that joined us. I saw high school shooting squads, college squads, new shotgun shooters, and professional level shooters enjoying their time at this world class CMP facility,” added G. Scott Reynolds. Professional shooter, Dave Miller of CZ-USA, also performed an exciting trick shooting exhibition to entertain attendees. Check out more photos from the Day of Clays event on MidwayUSA Foundation’s website.
High Overall: James Powell [Ty Ty, GA]
First Place Squad: Flint River Academy [Woodbury, GA]
Team Members: Seab Massey, Cole Grizzaffe, Eli Perrin, Mason Williams
Second Place Squad: Utility Trailer Sales of Alabama [Birmingham, AL]
Team Members: Adam McNutt, Joel McNutt, Zack Calhoun, Cody Sikes
Third Place Squad: South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation [Florence, SC]
Team Members: Nicholas Wise, McCants Aull, Brandon Smith, Alex Miller
Through MidwayUSA Foundation’s Team Endowment Program, participating youth shooting teams are eligible to receive an annual 5% cash grant to offset the many expenses youth shooting teams incur. Covering costs like ammunition, competition fees, targets, or travel can allow more young athletes the chance to participate in shooting sports. Events like Day of Clays directly funds youth shooting team endowments and grows a team’s cash grant. MidwayUSA Foundation’s next Day of Clays event will take place in Tekamah, Nebraska at the Pheasant Bonanza facility in April 2022. To learn more about MidwayUSA Foundation events visit https://www.midwayusafoundation.org/events/.
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain and grow youth shooting sports by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. 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.