Larry and Brenda Potterfield Honored at SSSF Nationalsby MidwayUSA
Approximately 2,500 athletes gathered in Sparta, Illinois last week to compete in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program's (SPP) national championships. Also in attendance were Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA. The Potterfields were honored by SSSF as the 'Founding Life Diamond Members' of the Champion's Roundtable, which recognizes donors who have made major contributions to the SSSF mission.
Accepting the honor during a coaches' meeting, Larry spoke about what it meant to be able to contribute to the shooting sports industry.
"Brenda and I are lucky enough to give away half of our income every year, but without all of you [coaches] out there teaching those kids safety, spending hours at practice, and using your personal vacation time to travel to competitions, it would just be a stack of money, so thank you for all you do."
Larry and Brenda also visited the pistol range, trap fields, lunched with coaches and shot a round of trap with some SCTP athletes.
"These kids will remember this opportunity for years to come. They [Larry and Brenda] are giving a lot more than financial assistance, they're giving these athletes opportunities that will benefit them in all aspects of life," said Ben Berka; Executive Director of SSSF, about the Potterfield's generosity.
The SCTP and SPP national championship has continued to grow, substantially, every year.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) across the United States.
SCTP and SPP are youth development programs, originally developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), in which adult coaches and volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.
To learn more about SSSF, visit https://www.sssfonline.org.
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 37 years, MidwayUSA has offered JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting with an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction.
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