The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) received a “jump start” to its new “Donated Firearms Program” from the Savage Sports Corporation with a generous donation of 72 rifles and pistols.
Ron Coburn, Chairman/CEO of Savage Sports Corporation , and a passionate supporter of youth shooting sports programs, saw an opportunity to kick off this novel means of generating funds to purchase equipment and supplies needed by priority youth shooting sports programs nationwide.
Ron stated “I dug out a list of salesmen samples and writer’s guns that we have quarantined for future need. In reality, they will just sit around a long time. There are over 70 such items in all calibers- so there is something for everyone. The cumulative fair market value of these firearms is substantial, but again, they are just collecting dust and could use a good home.”
The Donated Firearms program, featured on YSSA’s website www.youthshootingsa.com , encourages the donation of firearms which, in turn, will be sold on GunBroker.com – the web’s largest hunting and sport shooting auction. Firearms will be listed without a reserve bid and will be awarded to the highest bidder. The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance, a 501(c)(3) private foundation, will provide donors with a tax deductible receipt upon the sale of each firearm.
“The Donated Firearms Program provides an opportunity for sportsmen and women to donate their old guns and help the YSSA build the next generation of shooters” said David Baron, President of Baron Technology, Inc. and President of YSSA. Baron added “It may be just your old gun, but put in the right hands, it can help sustain the sport of shooting while strengthening the core values of the next generation of shooters and hunters.”
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance’s 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 .