Pictured Left To Right: Emily Zollner (AIM National Coordinator), Lynn Gipson (ATA Executive Director), John Burke (2017 ATA President), Larry Potterfield (Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA), Brenda Potterfield (Co-Founder & Board Member of MidwayUSA), Dick Leeper (Director of Philanthropy for The Potterfield Group), & Randy Moeller (MidwayUSA Foundation Executive Director)
SPARTA IL - Thanks to a generous donation from Larry & Brenda Potterfield to the ATA, this will mark the first year that the ATA's AIM National Youth Championship Tournament will include performance and initiative funding. There is no doubt that Mr. & Mrs. Potterfield's generous contributions to our nation's youth shooting programs will have a positive impact on all of the shooting sports for many future generations. The ATA is proud and grateful to join in this endeavor and thank the Potterfield's and the MidwayUSA Foundation for the opportunity.
The performance funding will include endowment funding to:
- teams with the top 10 scores in the ATA/AIM Junior Gold and Junior Categories in the singles competition (July 31-August 1). Awarded High Gun.
– teams with the top 6 scores in the ATA/AIM Junior Gold and Junior Categories in the AIM Skeet Championship (July 30). Awarded High Gun.
– teams with the top 6 scores in the ATA/AIM Junior Gold and Junior Categories in the AIM Sporting Championship (July 29). Awarded High Gun.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TEAM EVENT
– teams with the top 4 scores in each of the three NCAA divisions (shot in conjunction with the NRA Singles, August 5-6) Awarded High Gun
To be eligible all teams must have MidwayUSA Foundation endowment account established by July 15, 2017 (http://www.midwayusafoundation.org/home
The ATA Team Fund Raising Initiative Challenge
All High School and Collegiate Teams that compete in the AIM National Youth Championship will be eligible for this special challenge up to a maximum of 65 teams.
The ATA will match 1:1 team fund raising efforts to a maximum of $1,000 per team. The MidwayUSA Foundation will match 2:1 the same funds raised by the team, no maximum. So, if a team raises $2,000, the ATA will match the maximum $1,000 per team and the MidwayUSA Foundation will match 2:1 or $4,000.
Bottom line – if a team raises $2,000 then the team endowment account will benefit by $7,000!
– The team that raises the most funds from the Challenge will be awarded an additional $2,500 in nonmatching endowment funds.
– All remaining fund raising teams will be eligible for a five team drawing. The five drawn teams will receive an additional $1,000 in non-matching endowment funds.
About the MidwayUSA Foundation
MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that was created in 2007 by Larry and Brenda Potterfield with the purpose of providing annual funding to youth shooting sports teams and organizations. The Foundation is the custodian of endowment accounts from which a team or organization may request an annual grant of 5% of their earmarked endowment balance. These funds may then be used for team or youth program expenses. To learn more about the MidwayUSA Foundation, visit midwayusafoundation.org.
About the AIM Program
The purpose of AIM is to provide a safe and positive experience with firearms and registered trapshooting for youth, elementary school through college age. AIM encourages good sportsmanship and personal responsibility through competition while establishing the foundation to make trapshooting a lifelong avocation.
Contact: Emily Zollner
1105 East Broadway / Sparta, IL 62286 / (618) 449-2224 x. 110