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SCHEELS To Continue Sponsorship of SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target Program

Outdoor retailer SCHEELS is continuing their support of youth shooting sports as part of their 3-year sponsorship of the Scholastic Clay Target Program, a youth development program of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF).

“SCHEELS is honored to be a proud supporter of the SCTP as they continue to grow and develop the sport of competitive shooting at the scholastic level,” said Marcus Thornton, VP of Marketing. “We are excited to help play a role in the mission of the SCTP and to aid in the further development of our youth through the excitement around shooting sports.”

“The SCTP continues to receive tremendous support throughout the industry,” commented Tom Wondrash, SCTP National Director. “SCHEELS is a fantastic sponsor, lending support and notable engagement with our youth development program from headquarters all the way down to the local retail stores. This effort in sponsorship stands as an exceptional example of industry support of youth shooting sports that goes beyond strictly monetary support. We are very thankful for the support of SCHEELS throughout the years and look forward for years to come!”

The SCTP is excited to be working with SCHEELS, with a focused partnership between SCTP teams and their respective community’s SCHEELS retail locations. The opportunity to start new teams in areas as well as grow in communities with current team/store overlap will prove to be a win-win scenario in the current youth shooting sports season and beyond.

If you or your company are interested in getting involved with the SCTP in support of youth development and youth shooting sports and teams, please contact SCTP National Director Tom Wondrash at

About Scheels
SCHEELS is an employee-owned, privately held business that owes its consistent success to its empowered associates, leaders and partners who think and make decisions for their individual stores and the entire company. Today, SCHEELS is a 28-store operation with stores in 13 states including Colorado, North Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Texas, Nevada, Utah, and Kansas. Providing SCHEELS’ customers with first-class customer service and the world’s largest selection of sports, sportswear and footwear are the priorities throughout the organization.

About the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. The SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.

The mission of the SSSF is to provide and enhance personal growth and development opportunities for student athlete members; become the premier authority in all things pertaining to firearm-related pursuits for youth; pass on to future generations the legacy of lifelong, safe, responsible enjoyment of the shooting sports. This includes serving as a feeder/pipeline for organized, sanctioned shooting organizations and teams.

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