PLEASANT GROVE, UT – The Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports program (UTYESS) has received a $35,000 donation from Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA. This donation will provide funding to promote Utah’s youth shooting sports activities. Over 70% of the donation will be used to match Utah’s youth shooting team fundraising dollars that are donated to MidwayUSA Foundation’s Team Endowment Program.
The MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment program allows individual teams to grow their own endowment to pay for team expenses. For the remainder of 2019, MidwayUSA Foundation also has a monthly match for all of our shooting teams with a MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment. Each month $120,000 in matching dollars is added to team endowments nationwide. Every shooting team that receives a donation or contributes to their MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment will receive a match.
This latest donation is in addition to $75,000 awarded to UTYESS in March 2019 from Larry and Brenda Potterfield for the construction of Utah’s first Olympic-style bunker trap. This brings a total donation to UTYESS from Larry and Brenda Potterfield of $110,000 in 2019.
Larry and Brenda Potterfield donated $110,000 to Utah Youth Education in Shooting Sports in 2019. Since 2012 Larry and Brenda Potterfield have donated $880,000 for youth shooting sports in Utah.
"I want to thank Larry and Brenda Potterfield for their continuous donations to our scholastic shooting teams," said Grayson Stuart, age 14, Riverton Shooting Club. "These amazing donations have not only helped us grow and compete around the neighboring states but have helped us all become a better shooter in many ways. I can not put into words how much we appreciate the support. I am also extremely thankful for everything that MidwayUSA Foundation has brought to our shooting teams across the state."
Larry and Brenda Potterfield have been tremendous supporters of UTYESS. Since 2012 Larry and Brenda Potterfield have given UTYESS $710,000 and have matched MidwayUSA Foundation Team and Agency Endowment donations with nearly $90,000. That is over $880,000 donated by Larry and Brenda Potterfield to promote and further youth shooting sports in the state of Utah.
About MidwayUSA Foundation
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Each year, teams can apply for a grant for 5% of their endowment balance to use for expenses, such as range fees, travel, ammunition, uniforms and more. Every donation made to the MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment program 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 the Utah Scholastic Clay Target Program or to find a team near you, visit www.utyess.org.