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The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) recently announced that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. has generously continued their support of priority youth shooting sports programs.

Mossberg, the leader in introducing important design breakthroughs to the firearm industry since 1919, donated two Mossberg 500 Super Bantam 20 ga. shotguns to the Mississippi 4-H Shooting Sports Program; four Mossberg 500 Super Bantam 20 ga. shotguns to the Mobile Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Mobile, AL; five Mossberg 500 Super Bantam 20 ga. shotguns to the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, BSA, Pleasant Hill, CA; and four Mossberg 500 Super Bantam 20 ga. shotguns to the Palmetto Council, BSA, Spartanburg, SC. These programs were among those selected by an industry panel convened to review proposals submitted by youth organizations in response to the 2008 National Youth Shooting Sports Program Needs Assessment conducted by YSSA.

Mark Kresser, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mossberg, states “We count on the recommendations of the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance regarding the youth shooting sports programs that promise the greatest potential for growth and participation levels. With their guidance, we are confident that our product donations will help elevate local shooting sports from ‘good’ to ‘excellent.'”

Mossberg’s products are built to world-class levels of manufacturing standards and for more than a decade, the Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun has served as one of the most practical starter shotguns ever made. Now, with the same standards of quality, dependability, and safety in mind, shooters and hunters will find the 500 Super Bantam truly remarkable. Unequalled in practicality and loaded with custom-like features, these new pump-action shotguns provide an affordable opportunity for beginning and growing shooters to get started with a safe and reliable shotgun. The Mossberg 500 Super Bantam is the choice of young sportsmen and smaller framed shooters. For more information on Mossberg products, visit their website at www.mossberg.com .

The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) private foundation whose mission is to identify and support the needs of successful and safe youth programs. Youth groups and industry members interested in learning more about the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance are encouraged to visit their website at www.youthshootingsa.com.