MILFORD, UT – The Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports (UTYESS) Milford Young Guns team has been awarded a cash grant of $2,012 by the MidwayUSA Foundation, from the Team Endowment Program. These grants will provide funding to promote youth shooting sports activities. Much of the grant is used for expenses, such as range fees, travel, ammunition, uniforms, trophies, awards, and more.
"This grant provides opportunity for our youth to participate in youth shooting sports," said Dusty Wiseman, Head Coach for Milford Young Guns. "It has been exciting to be a part of this great sport and see the kids learn and grow in knowledge and skill level. I hope to see the kids develop better citizenship, patriotism, and sportsmanship as they advance through the program and in everyday life."
The Milford Young Guns is the latest team to receive a grant from the MidwayUSA Foundation. In 2019 the MidwayUSA Foundation has awarded Utah teams a combined $64,645 to support youth shooting sports.
Milford Young Guns team members
About MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Program
The Team Endowment Program gives a community the ability to financially support a competitive youth shooting sports program. Like other sports, shooting teams provide wonderful opportunities for students to make friends, develop confidence, and learn discipline and leadership skills. However, most schools and clubs provide little or no funding for youth shooting sports teams, so it is up to us to help. As the primary program of the MidwayUSA Foundation, Team Endowments provide financial support to high school aged and college level youth shooting sports teams across America.
About MidwayUSA Foundation
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charity, founded by Larry and Brenda Potterfield, working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing permanent, long term endowment funding to over 3,000 youth shooting teams. Every donation made is 100% tax deductible and supports the mission to help communities and organizations raise funds to support their youth shooting team. For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation and the Team Endowment Account Program, please visit midwayusafoundation.org or call (877) 375-4570.
About the Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program
The Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program (DBA: Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth in Utah about wildlife conservation and firearm safety and promoting youth shooting sports on a competitive and scholastic level throughout the State of Utah. Our purpose is to provide training and guidance to the youth shooting programs of Utah, with the goal of developing self-confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance, respect, personal discipline, responsibility, citizenship, teamwork, and sportsmanship through regular practice and competition at local, state, and national events. For more information on Utah UTYESS or to find a team near you, visit utyess.org or call (385) 323-0815.