A recent donation of $169,000 to the United States Practical Pistol Association will benefit hundreds of student athletes participating in the Scholastic Steel Challenge (SSC).
Larry and Brenda Potterfield, Owners of MidwayUSA, donated the funds to encourage high school and college student participation in the Scholastic Steel Challenge through endowment funding for participating shooting teams. SSC teams can qualify for participation grants by attending state and national SSC Championships. Teams that place first through fourth at these competitions will receive bonus funding as well. All the money donated through this program is in the form of endowment, creating a sustainable source of funding well into the future.
“Giving kids the opportunity to participate in the shooting sports is a great thing,” said MidwayUSA Founder and CEO Larry Potterfield. “The SSC teaches values like safety and responsibility against a background of friendly competition, and we’re proud to be able to support it with this endowment.”
According to an article on the Scholastic Steel Challenge website, teams that place first in three competitions could walk away with $24,000 for their endowment. Teams that simply participate in the same three competitions but didn’t place would still qualify for $9,000 in grants.
For more information about the Scholastic Steel Challenge, please visit www.scholasticsteelchallenge.com.
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 35 years, MidwayUSA has offered JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting with an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction.
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