Columbia, MO – While most of today’s youth shooting teams are unable to gather at shooting ranges, the MidwayUSA Foundation continues to offer programs that allow these teams to fundraise and prepare for their eventual return to competition. In conjunction with the Foundation’s April Online Donation Drive, the available monthly matching funds were increased from $150,000 to $175,000. This allowed every dollar that came in for shooting teams, which totaled $238,063, to receive a $.7351 match. Additionally, every shooting team that received an online donation was entered in to a drawing for a chance to win one of five $5,000 endowment awards, for a total giveaway of $25,000.
MidwayUSA Foundation Executive Director, G. Scott Reynolds, spoke about the success of April’s programs, “Today’s unfortunate circumstances make it even more important to offer programs that can make every donation dollar go further. It is critical to donors and to our shooting teams. We are happy to continue helping teams fund their shooting teams through unique fundraising events, like our Online Donation Drive, so they can be ready to return to the range.” MidwayUSA Foundation’s two April programs, combined with generous donations, provided $438,063 to youth shooting teams.
The five winners of the Online Donation Drive, drawn at random, include:
- North Scott Trap Club [IA]
- Lincoln Heritage Pheasants Forever Young Guns [IL]
- Genesee Shooters [MI]
- Heathwood Hall Highlanders [SC]
- Orange Crushers [SD]
The MidwayUSA Foundation offers many fundraising events to participating shooting teams. The next Online Donation Drive will take place in September. Additionally, team leaders can check out the Calendaron the Foundation’s website [https://www.midwayusafoundation.org/] for other fundraising events and opportunities.
Every youth shooting team that has an endowment at the MidwayUSA Foundation has a team page on the MidwayUSA Foundation website. Team pages not only provide team and funding details, but donors can make donations to their favorite team right through this page [midwayusafoundation.org]. Over 2,800 youth shooting teams across the nation have a funded endowment and this online donation capability. 100% of the donation, as well as the match, benefits the team. The Foundation removes nothing for operations.
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain and grow the shooting sports industry 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.