MidwayUSA Foundation Provides Nearly $1.5 Million in Grant Fundsby MidwayUSA
The MidwayUSA Foundation, a public charity founded by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, recently wrapped up another successful grant cycle paying out over $1.4 million to 475 youth shooting teams.
"These grant funds will help over 15,000 athletes continue their passion for shooting sports," said Dick Leeper, MidwayUSA Foundation Executive Director. “Many teams rely on these funds to help pay for ammunition, targets, entry fees, travel to shoots and more. It is our hope to see more teams apply and receive grants in the future.”
Larry and Brenda created the foundation to help sustain the shooting sports industry by providing permanent funding to youth shooting teams. Teams can grow their Team Endowment Account through the solicitation of private donations which are currently personally matched 1:1 by the Potterfields. They can also grow their account through earnings and by conducting fundraisers.
Grants are provided through the Team Endowment Account Program, offered by the MidwayUSA Foundation. Teams with a balance in their Team Endowment Account are eligible to apply for a grant once per year by completing the MidwayUSA Foundation grant application. Grant deadlines are June 15 and December 15 and teams can receive up to 5% of their account balance.
For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. and its Team Endowment Account Program, please visit www.midwayusafoundation.org or call 1-877-375-4570.
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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