Larry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA recently established the MidwayUSA Foundation, a not-for-profit public foundation designed to provide financial support for education and training in the areas of shooting, hunting, firearms safety and outdoor skills.
The Potterfields donated over half a million dollars as the first donation to the Foundation. "New shooters are the life blood of our industry," said Larry Potterfield, President of MidwayUSA, a catalog and internet retailer of shooting and hunting products. "Bringing new shooters into the sport is critical to the future of the shooting sports."
To this end, the Foundation's first endowment is the Scholastic Shooting Trust (SST) Fund with the mission to provide alumni or other interested parties of most any University, College or High School in the United States the opportunity to financially support a school’s existing shooting program or to financially assist a school in establishing a shooting program.
"Here is how the program works," continued Potterfield. "I just used the Foundation Website to make a donation for the University of Missouri's Shooting Team. A portion of the donation will be contributed to the Shooting Team, with the remainder left as endowment principal. Every year in perpetuity, the Shooting Team will receive earnings from the principal to use for the team's operating expenses. "Contributions to the SST Fund can be made through the Foundation's website at www.ScholasticShootingTrust.org.
For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation or the Scholastic Shooting Trust Fund, please visit www.ScholasticShootingTrust.org.